Is Performance Boosts only for 64-bit devices?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by AmazingTechGeek, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. AmazingTechGeek macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #1
    being that the metal Ali is only 64-bit, is the boost only for 64-bit platforms?
     
  2. reptarwilleatu, Jun 11, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015

    reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    #2
    are you talking about Metal for Mac?
     
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #3
  4. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #4
    But Metal is not for non-64 bit devices, so how would they get a performance boost?
     
  5. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    #5
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_(Apple_API)
    "Since June 8, 2015, Metal is available for devices using the Apple A7, Apple A8, and Apple A8X"
     
  6. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    #6
    Yes, the website states that metal is responsible for the performance improvements. But that doesn't mean that 32-bit devices won't see any improvements. They'll probably run a bit smoother and have less bugs, but not run faster.
     
  7. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #7
    I'm talking about non-64 bit devices...would those get a performance boost?
     
  8. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    #8
    it says A7, A8, and A8X. all those are 64 bit
     
  9. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #9
    You understood my question. Thank you.
     
  10. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #10
    P.S: A5, A5X, A6, and A6X devices are still supported and only 32-bit.
     
  11. chrf097 macrumors 68040

    chrf097

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2011
    #11
    That's not what he's saying.

    We all know that the A7, A8, and A8X can get performance boosts thanks to Metal, which was something they heavily advertised. What about the iPhone 5/5C/4S and iPad 2/3/4/Mini, which don't have 64-bit support? He's asking how those models see performance increases, since they can't use Metal.
     
  12. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    #12
    yep, but Metal is for A7, A8, and A8X
     
  13. AmazingTechGeek thread starter macrumors 6502

    AmazingTechGeek

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2015
    #13
    (Gives thumbs up)
     
  14. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #14
    Right...so the question is, for those devices that don't support Metal, but are supported by iOS 9, are there still visual performance improvements, and if so, where are they coming from (since they aren't coming from Metal).
     
  15. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    #15
    i'm sure other optimizations they've made, as to what exactly i don't know. Metal isn't the only thing that will improve that.

    some of it might be that their not subtracting features from those older devices now after optimizing the system for newer devices anymore but instead building a specific version for older hardware and then adding features
     
  16. XeroAllusion macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    #16
    I really hope they get the performance fixes right, it doesn’t seem any faster on my iPhone 5. Hopefully, I'll see them in beta 2.
     
  17. reptarwilleatu macrumors regular

    reptarwilleatu

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2014
    #17
    beta 1 always seems to be a POS lol
     
  18. XeroAllusion macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    #18
    They will never fix the non-60 fps keyboard rotation animation in iOS will they………..
     
  19. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    #19
    You're welcome :)
     
  20. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

    Andres Cantu

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    Rio Grande Valley in South Texas
    #20
    I hope they do!
     
  21. ionjohn macrumors 65816

    ionjohn

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2013
    Location:
    Canada
    #21
    Guys

    Stop thinking there will be major performance updates in iOS 9

    Apple is mainly focusing on newer devices as usual

    Can't expect your 3 years old device to run faster and to get new features
     
  22. C DM, Jun 12, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2015

    C DM macrumors Westmere

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    #22
    Is that why they are specifically not even dropping any devices with this upgrade?
     
  23. Yun0 Suspended

    Yun0

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2013
    Location:
    Winnipeg, Canada
    #23
     

Share This Page