Metal: Enabling AppleTV as Gaming Device?

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

  1. BruiserB macrumors 68000

    Aug 9, 2008
    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


    Aug 4, 2011
    Read the Anand review. Apple published an execution flowchart showing a 3 Core CPU. There is no A7 with more than 2 cores. ;)
  3. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    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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