Metal is 3x faster on iPhone 6s compared to iPhone 6

Metal is 3x faster on iPhone 6s compared to iPhone 6

Apple’s new iPhone 6s sports some improved hardware, most notably a RAM upgrade and new A9 processor. While many are toying with 3D Touch and the new 12 megapixel camera, one developer tested his Metal project.

If mobile gaming is important to you, the iPhone 6s represents a significant improvement over the iPhone 6. Using ParticleLab, a project that simply shovels dots across a screen to test GPU performance, Simon Gladman found himself in awe of the new iPhone:

With 4,000,000 particles, the 6 runs at around 20 frames per second, while the 6s hovers at  around 60 frames per second. With 8,000,000 particles, the 6 runs at an unusable 10 frames per second while the 6s manages a not too shabby 30 frames per second.

He also says the iPhone 6s is about 50 percent faster than his iPad Air 2.

Play with your fun new camera all you want, but next time you fire up Asphalt 8 for a quick race, you might be impressed.

A First Look at Metal Performance on the iPhone 6s [FlexMonkey]

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