Metal: Enabling AppleTV as Gaming Device?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by BruiserB, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. BruiserB macrumors 65816

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    I don't really understand the technicalities of what this Metal technology that Apple introduced yesterday is....but I do understand that it gives iOS devices the ability to manage graphics heavy tasks to a much greater extent than they can now.

    Even though they only showed off the technology on iPhone and iPad, I couldn't help but think the real advantage to this will be enabling "console level" performance, as they referred to it more than once, on current or future Apple TV models.

    I don't believe any beta iOS8 release happened for the AppleTV, but I'm sure there is an ATV version that will be released at some point.
     
  2. Menel macrumors 603

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    Read the Anand review. Apple published an execution flowchart showing a 3 Core CPU. There is no A7 with more than 2 cores. ;)
     
  3. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    In the Keynote they said how it was designed for the A7.

    But TC is correct, this technology could lead the ATV to become a gaming platform.
     

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