Great moments in gaming: Google bringing the new Vulkan graphics standard in future Android versions
posted by Daniel P. / Nov 26, 2015, 3:25 AM
This is potentially a game-changer in developing graphics-intensive software, as it would allow more performance to be squeezed from the chipset, and at the same time will keep the power draw in check with more efficient and better optimized coding.
Valve has also taken up support for Vulkan in its Steam OS, reaching out to a third-party development team, LunarG. That same LunarG is now splitting, and its mobile software department is moving over to Google to work on incorporating Vulkan into Android. With Google and Valve on the side, Vulkan should quickly take off. Current high-end, and even some midrange chipsets, have the abilities to support Vulkan, though it is unlikely that Google will be ready with the necessary APIs before the eventual Android 7.0 N edition next year.
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posted on Nov 26, 2015, 3:28 AM 1
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So even with a poor gpu, android phones can enjoy graphics intensive games? Is vulcan like that?
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 3:50 AM 2
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The performance gain should be significant but not game changing for quite a while. Game development will actually be MORE difficult because developers need a lot of experience and time to understand and dig in to CPU and GPU resources for extra performance.
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 4:36 AM 1
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Also should bring some decent efficiency gains too From Imagination Tech (makers of the PowerVR GPUs)http://blog.imgtec.com/powervr
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 5:36 AM 1
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Why not use Mali T880Mp16 core or imagination technologies Pvr top end gpu. How stupid. Or even TegraK1 Gpu....
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 5:27 AM 0
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I hope it doesn't end up like mantle..........
posted on Nov 26, 2015, 1:28 PM 0
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Mantle was folded into Vulkan. This *is* what Mantle ended up like.
posted on Nov 27, 2015, 12:48 AM 0
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