With the improved GPU/CPU...
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I'm with you on games, but it's interesting how the development of the PC was driven by the demands of gamers and their demands for ever better graphics.
Some of the photo manipulation apps are very good but we are restricted to some extent by the limited screen estate and the lack of subtlety in finger tips. Think of moving Lightroom sliders by touch
The software will come however, but it may not be as familiar as the models we're accustomed to from our computer backgrounds.
03-16-2011 08:21 AM
The most common Apps wil work on both devices, the IPad 1 also isnt yet on its limits so theres not much trouble about this.
But Companys like Gameloft which programm high quality Games for the IPad will soon start programming games which will need the Dual Core and GPU Power, like always in History of PC and Consoles once the newer generation appears the older one starts dieing slowly. No illusions here but at least for the quality gaming the IPad 1 will go down its path later this year.
The Question is will the games still run on IPad 1, even if they lag cause of the lack of hardware power, or will those new IPad 2 apps only be able to work on the Ipad 2.
Last edited by Lifet1me; 03-16-2011 at 08:37 AM.
I've seen the exact opposite for Real Racing HD. There are tons of reviews on it from Ipad1 owners claiming it's really bad on their device. Even to go as far and say it looks a lot worse thn the First Racing HD. So this is a first example of a beefed up game for ipad2 not doing so well on ipad1. They say it's pixelated very bad. Of course not all apps for both devices gonna be like this. For example I have Garage band and imovies on my ipad1 and both run very well with no slow down.
Originally Posted by Teacher's Pet
I do feel what people saying that they want the new apps to take advantage of the new processing power. This is done gradually though. Look at how many people stillmhave old iPhones n iPod touches still running the same apps as the new ones. I think it will be more of a software thing as far as apps taking advantage of device power. You don't want apps to push ipad2 to the limits cuz it'll really cause fragmentation of devices, which apple is against.
What u Ipad2 owners gonna do once the Real Deal upgrade comes in the form of Ipad3? those same owners gonna want their device pushed to the limits also. Where is that gonna leave u then, huh? Not being able to push ipad3 apps. That's why apple never took the fragmentation approach and ensures all devices can run the app. It'll be stuff within the software that gets triggered when it knows an ipad2 is running it, therefore taking advantage of the extra power boost. There will come a point to where the older devices won't be able to install the newest iOS due to hardware constraints. That's a long ways off for even ipad1 owners.
As for Infinity Blade, yeah it looks a lil sharper n crisper on ipad2, BUT Ipad1 version still looks Stunning, Cutting Edge, and great to watch. People acting as if ipad1 had Nintendo graphics and ipad2 has ps3 quality graphics..*****. Yes, there is a huge boost in graphics power, but nothing game changing has been released yet. So hold your horses on that comparison cuz I have all the top notch games for IPad and have seen some of the newer updated versions. Impressive, definitely, some new experience I haven't seen or witnessed b4,NO..lol.
Just defending the Ipad1 owners, y'all ipad2 people don't count us out the game yet. Remember, we paved the way. Ipad2 owners think they on the high horse now..I got stuff my ipad1 is doing that ipad2 people can't even do, Yet.
For the record, I do love the ipad2 ;-). I was just saying....
Originally Posted by Lifet1me
Originally Posted by kevbo
Originally Posted by kevbo
Fragmentation happens as technology changes. The change is rapid and growing. You can get upset, it doesn't change anything.
Surely, you can appreciate how technology grows and develops. iPAD2 has much better performance in graphics. Comparisons show Xoom is way behind in graphics. It was designed to compete with iPAD, not iPAD2. Apple truely surprised everyone
If many could understand the results of the in depth review by ... anandtech.com ... of the new A5 dual core combined with the new GPU (543M2)in iPAD2 ... this combination is an awesome improvement, and a major upgrade.
In the gaming world it is all about picture quality, rapid rewrites of the screen to eliminate blur, and texturing ... the new GPU executes twice the number of instructions per clock cycle, 4 times the pipelines (like a freeway with more lanes ... moves more traffic ... data)... so fill rates jump.
Also other efficiency improvements like hidden surface removal that works at twice the rate as in iPAD graphics (535). There is a huge boost in texturing filtering performance.
This all says great picture. (by the way this is 3-5 times better than original iPAD and 2-7 times better than Xoom)
Also more resolution and more pixels means the need for more cpu performance and RAM just to fill the extra pixels ... This robs the overall performance engine from its other processing tasks. Faster CPU, more pipelines demands more power, lowers battery life... this tradeoff process goes on and on, and drives up cost.
New apps, especially in gaming will be developed to take advantage of that added performance. The original iPAD, is great, but you can not expect the gamers to average out the performance of their new games so old stuff can try to use it also. It can certainly play the games developed before. But the new ones will be much better. That is progress.
Read thru Home - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News review of A5 and GPU performance and you will quickly see that game developers can add features now available in coding that will really enhance display. You will be able to go ..wow. ipad2 only, however.
Last edited by madhatter61; 03-16-2011 at 10:43 PM.
Originally Posted by kevbo
It is gaming folks. 44% of the apps on iPHONE are quess what ... games. The iPAD2 is a breakthrough performer and the gaming community will take advantage of the new A5 with GPU (...543M2) add the extra 3d gyro. WOW
As for the concern of overkill, it is really just progress. The price is the same, the battery life is the same. The logic is the same ... and the new one can certainly do everything the first iPad can do. It can just do it faster and the graphics look a lot better in some instances ... depends on the app.
Last edited by madhatter61; 03-20-2011 at 06:28 AM.
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