Metal api usage

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by Deasnutz, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Deasnutz macrumors 6502

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    Has everything incorporated the metal API in the iOS 9 beta?

    Does Safari use it ? Do we know of anything that is not using it?
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I know animations use it but I don't know if the safari app itself is.
     
  3. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That's a very good question. I know they mentioned that default apps would now use Metal, but I'm not sure if Safari is included.
     
  4. Salvor Hardin macrumors regular

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    Apple's iOS 9 preview page claims it will speed up web page rendering so it's talking about Safari. Is this actually implemented in the beta, it should in theory improves some browser benchmarks if it actually is.
     
  5. Deasnutz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    After using ios9 on my 6+ last few days, and using the El Capitan beta on my rmbp early '13, Safari and almost everything rendered appears to be leveraging metal. El Captin is hilariously faster with graphics. Hopefully apps can use it without much trouble.
     
  6. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    That's very good to hear!
     
  7. XTheLancerX macrumors 68000

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    Let's hope I get the same results on my mini 2 because these frame rates I'm getting just from interacting with the UI is truly abhorrent.
     

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