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Google Demos Vulkan on Android N with Need For Speed

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Arowx, May 20, 2016.

  1. Arowx

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    Supporting Devices due out this Fall.
     
  2. AcidArrow

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    Some devices already do, so not seeing what the big deal is.
     
  3. Arowx

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    Do they cool, just thought that as Vulkan will be coming to Android Phones soon, Unity might have an update on Vulkan?
     
  4. AcidArrow

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    I believe Aras was involved with Vulkan (at least when it was called glnext), so I guess they're going to do it at some point.

    Not seeing it as a really high priority though.
     
  5. Arowx

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    I would have thought that the Mobile Game Engine would be seriously working on this, are we just waiting for a big reveal event?
     
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  7. Arowx

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    Now I think the Vulkan announcement is worth it's own blog post, not just a side note to Google's VR initiative.
     
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  8. Ostwind

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    Maybe it's mentioned only there cause Android might be the first platform with the support and desktop to follow sometime in future with lower priority.
     
  9. Tautvydas-Zilys

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    Well, Android will be the main platform that will benefit from Vulkan after all.
     
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  10. AcidArrow

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    Why are you pushing so much for this? Do you have a game that would benefit from Vulkan?

    It's interesting, but it's not that big news. It's not going to be a magic performance improver if that is what you're expecting.
     
  11. Arowx

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    What about Linux wasn't Steam going for it's own Linux based hardware platform.

    And if you look at Steam's hardware platform data 37.38% have DX12 or Vulkan level hardware on a sub Win10 OS!
     
  12. Tautvydas-Zilys

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    Well... http://hwstats.unity3d.com/pc/os.html It's not really the year of Linux on the desktop yet.
     
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  13. Arowx

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    Maybe but it definitely is the year of DX12 / Vulkan capable Hardware > 70% on steam.
     
  14. AcidArrow

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    Wait, wasn't this about mobile?

    Again, do you have a game that needs Vulkan support?
     
  15. Ryiah

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    Apple's OS X isn't faring much better. Have to wonder if those percentages for both aren't simply developer machines. :p
     
  16. Arowx

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    Any updates on Vulkan API now DirectX12 is out?
     
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