Vulkan API (Better Game Performance)

Hey guys. This is my first feature request (I think) and this is not necessarily a feature request but more of a better option for IF.

I’m not sure if IF already uses the Vulcan API but it seems to be coming up with a lot of hype. Faster Gaming Performance and Better Battery Efficiency.

Also to note, the new Android 7.0 Nougat Update supports the new Vulkan API. I’m not too sure if iOS supports it.

“Android 7.0 integrates Vulkan™, a new 3D rendering API, into the platform. Like OpenGL™ ES, Vulkan is an open standard for 3D graphics and rendering maintained by the Khronos Group.”

“Vulkan is designed from the ground up to minimize CPU overhead in the driver, and allow your application to control GPU operation more directly. Vulkan also enables better parallelization by allowing multiple threads to perform work such as command buffer construction at once.”
SOURCE -https://developer.android.com/about/versions/nougat/android-7.0.html#vulkan

I’m sure this move to use our GPU’S On our powerful phones would enhance the in game quality and maybe introduce some features that may not have been able to implement because of system limitations.

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I don’t get any of this and how is this a feature request. It should be an aircraft request or something that would improve the game. Maybe you are saying that this Vulkan thing would help the game in some way can you just simplify it :)

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Simplified it to English. :)

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Oh ok understand now sorry if I was a little harsh. Great idea and this would be great for the devs to use. Great request 👍

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It’s ok. I updated my phone to 7.0 and I tried a game that already supports Vulkan and it runs on 60fps. Bear in mind the game I tried was really graphic intensive.

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samsung is busy reskinning android 7 so i aint getting it til january…

i think vulkan api wud be a great idea
even some steam games utilize it i believe
but i feel like this wud cuase some compatibility issues…

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