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Old 09-22-2013, 01:15 AM
quangvietnguyen quangvietnguyen is offline
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Default Gaming and iPod Touch 5th. Gen

Apple has just released iPhone 5S with 64-bit processor,said to be twice as fast the A6 chip which 2 times more powerful than A5 chip
So my question is Will the iPod touch 5th. Gen be able to keep up with the graphically intensive games at least for next year?
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:09 PM
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Apple has just released iPhone 5S with 64-bit processor,said to be twice as fast the A6 chip which 2 times more powerful than A5 chip
So my question is Will the iPod touch 5th. Gen be able to keep up with the graphically intensive games at least for next year?
Some games are going to be optimized for the newest hardware. As in, they will have more/better effects, graphics, etc.
very few developers will be willing to lose out on sales by making a game that will play exclusively on the newest hardware. I'd think your 5th gen touch wouldn't hit any serious compatibility issues for another year or so.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:14 PM
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dont worry ipod 5g will be full supported next 2 years...
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:28 PM
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dont worry ipod 5g will be full supported next 2 years...
I agree with this, many developers will want to ensure their games run on 5G (if not 4G) to reach as wide an audience as possible. Also, I suspect the indie developer dominated iOS game scene won't necessarily be equip to fully harness new technology sufficient to require only 5S+ for some time.

Some have said that despite the 5S claims of having a monstrous graphics display there isn't enough RAM to make suitable use of graphics chip for gaming anyway.

When we do start seeing more performance pushing titles come out, I personally will be more concerned about Apple's storage space limitations than I will be about compatibility (games like Infinity Blade III might be impressive but with 1.5GB download size my device can only hold so many, successive more graphically detailed games will bust my storage).

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:53 PM
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thanks guys,I worried because my ipod 5 had trouble running some games like deus ex,xcom and even arma tactics
anyway,glad to hear your feedback
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:12 PM
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thanks guys,I worried because my ipod 5 had trouble running some games like deus ex,xcom and even arma tactics
anyway,glad to hear your feedback
Consider rebooting your device, closing apps out of multitasking, or freeing up some hard drive space to see if that helps any. I only have a iPod Touch 5G and have had not had any perform issues (but I do not own those games you listed, as worthy as they seem).
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Old 09-23-2013, 02:50 AM
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When we do start seeing more performance pushing titles come out, I personally will be more concerned about Apple's storage space limitations than I will be about compatibility (games like Infinity Blade III might be impressive but with 1.5GB download size my device can only hold so many, successive more graphically detailed games will bust my storage).
Totally agree ! I mean for Apple to give us a 128 gig device than a 64 wont cost them that much at all. I dont know why they dont, go back a few years and you had very few games over 1 gig, now you have plenty. 64 gig might sound a lot but with a lot of people with large apps, music/films/books etc it gets quite tight.
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