Ray Tracing in iPhone 15: Your next iPhone may soon have gaming console-like capabilities.
Ray Tracing in iPhone 15
The iPhone 15 Pro is powered by the brand-new A17 Pro processor, with a focus on improving GPU performance. Apple asserts that this advanced “pro-class” GPU’s new 6-core architecture improves both performance and energy efficiency. The device boasts a 20% improvement in GPU performance and incorporates ray tracing with hardware acceleration for the first time.
The platform relations manager at MY, Pavel Shkarpenin, stated that ray tracing improves level design, gameplay, and the overall user experience.GAMES said in an email interview with Lifewire. “Apple has been saying for years that we can expect unprecedented quality and gameplay in our pocket—and to be able to bring an ultra-realistic feel to games through advanced lighting techniques like ray tracing means Apple can more effectively deliver on that promise.”
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The iPhone 15 Pro will feature a variety of AAA titles, including Resident Evil 4 Remake, Resident Evil Village, Death Stranding, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage, as announced at the recent Apple Wonderlust Event. Apple also boasted about significant performance improvements and the introduction of ray tracing to enhance the iPhone gaming experience.
“The combination of incredible iOS optimization and Apple silicon performance make new iPhones better for gaming than they ever have been before,” Shkarpenin said.
Ray Tracing, a lighting technique that adds authenticity to games, will be of great assistance, but the A17 Pro’s new architecture and upscaling are also crucial, Shkarpenin said.
“Mobile gaming heavily relies on the ability to be efficient because you are using your phone for other things, and you are not necessarily playing while connected to a power outlet every day, which degrades battery life,” he added.
The new A17 Pro chip, present in the Pro lineup on iPhone 15, introduces two primary new features for better gaming: two new GPU cores and Apple’s Neural Engine working together with the GPU, gaming company ExitLag’s branding and communications coordinator Nate Amaral said in an email to Lifewire. He stated that this indicates Apple is following in the footsteps of Nvidia by utilizing the GPU’s architecture to improve performance and efficiency.
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