Need to see real world perdormance on low end device, it does sound quite promising
So this means Moto g4 plus has vulkan support? I am asking so because just got Android 7 update for Moto and it still says vulkan is not supported.
Unfortunately, we are still relying on the OEM and the SoC manufacturers. A Vulkan-capable SoC may not get it because the publisher won't update the device (Low-end devices are the most affected ones), or the SoC may not get updated drivers at all (Qualcomm, I'm talking about you)
Grey1213, 21 Oct 2016Yep, basically any 64bit android device is capable. Comes down to whether they add support, wh... moreOkay thanks for the help understanding... Hopefully the Mate 9 comes out next month with the Kirin 960 chip
Oh I didn't realise it helps cpu too, I thought only affected gpu. Would be nice to make budget devices run better.
Qxdir, 21 Oct 2016Kirin 960 got Vulcan?Yep, basically any 64bit android device is capable. Comes down to whether they add support, which comes with any device running nougat. Only device with vulkan and without nougat yet is the galaxy s7. But custom roms won't necessarily give it, and the nexus 6 doesn't have it either since it's only 32bit.
Grey1213, 21 Oct 2016Basically everything is going to be compatible with vulkan, iirc, including consoles. But Appl... moreThanks for your answer, I'm sure they will include it (maybe next year with new software, Apple is keeping such things secret you know). I really like the idea of that. I think ARM is a much more innovate company than AMD, Intel and nVidia together.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Will this also be available on desktop, like macOS?Basically everything is going to be compatible with vulkan, iirc, including consoles. But Apple might not, they have stubbornly not announced any support for vulkan yet. But if they have to they probably will, in the long run.
Basically, any SoC that can support OpenGL ES 3.2 -> Android 7 supported.
Anonymous, 21 Oct 2016Thank you AMD for the wonderful technology we all can use. Vulkan, Adaptive Sync and HBM. N... moreAMD also contributes the 64-bit processing technology. If there is no AMD there is no 64-bit processor around here in the world anymore.
Definitely need more content like this 👍 Not enough transparency on how alot of these amazing systems work.
Thank you AMD for the wonderful technology we all can use. Vulkan, Adaptive Sync and HBM.
Nvidia we are waiting for your contribution to computing that benefits others except Nvidia.