iPhone Low Power Mode and Gaming

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by imagineadam, Oct 24, 2015.

  1. imagineadam macrumors 6502a

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    Do you guys know if low power mode has and effect on graphic intensive games?

    I've been playing unkilled and I've been switching low power mode on and off and I'm not sure if I'm seeing much of a difference with the graphics or performance. I feel like when it's on the frame rate is slightly dropping but my eyes could be playing tricks on me! I can't seem to find any documentation that says what effect if any low power mode will have on games. Anybody know? Thanks!
     
  2. numberfour macrumors regular

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    The performance of the device is cut in half, at least on my 6. I guess it depends on how demanding the game you're playing is if that reduction will affect gameplay or not.
     
  3. skyperbon macrumors regular

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    I was trying that out yesterday while playing the game "AfterPulse" and "NFS-NL" on my 6. It worked smoothly with Low Power turned off but once it was turned on, there was a bit of lag and stuttering on both the games. Might be different on the 's' series as they have more RAM. But that's just my observation.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, it's more that the CPU (and GPU) are scaled down (although to somewhat more than half of their abilities from what I recall), but performance of the device and what someone is doing on it might not be affected much depending on what they are doing.
     

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