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Samsung shows off Vulkan improvements

by on28 June 2016

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Samsung has been showing off its Vulkan API improvements for its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

The S7’s are being billed as the first smartphones in the world to support Vulkan APIs out of the box, and Samsung wants mobile gamers to buy the. Now, Samsung has released a video that shows how Vulkan API improves gaming performance on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge.

The games involved were Need for Speed No Limits, Heroes of Incredible Tales, and Vainglory. There is clearly improved graphics quality, performance and frame rate stability between Vulkan API and OpenGL.

Super Evil Megacorp’s Tommy Krul whose outfit built Vainglory said Samsung had been a big help porting his outfit’s games to Vulkan.

“We actually had engineers from Samsung right here in our office helping us port Vainglory to Vulkan and really squeeze out all the performance we can,” he said

In addition to Vulkan, the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge come with features such as Game Tools and Game Launcher that are quite helpful for mobile gamers. Samsung is also testing new versions of Game Launcher and Game Tools, which are expected to be released soon. The company is also testing a new app launcher based on Vulkan for smoother performance.

Last modified on 28 June 2016
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