Apple didn’t brag too much about the new S4 chip during it September keynote other than saying it’s two times faster. There aren’t any benchmark scores for it but one developer recently put it through some serious tests and the results are insanely impressive
Steve Troughton-Smith created a demo app for the Apple Watch that uses physically-based Metal rendering and real-time physics to see how well the device performs. In his latest test, Steve found that the Apple Watch can handle his test at 60fps with no problems.
Take a look:
Ok we may not have an Apple Watch benchmark, but holy shit I can do 60fps physically-based Metal rendering and realtime physics on the Series 4 pic.twitter.com/GXza08pgIP
What’s even more impressive is the CPU-intensive app only uses about 64% of the chip’s processing power. Troughton-Smith remarked that he usually needs an iPhone 6s or newer to get similar performance on an iPhone using the same app.
Now, if only developers could figure out a must-have app or two that takes advantage of all that processing power.
Apple Watch Series 4 went on sale at store on September 21. Headlining features include a new ECG that can detect some heart issues, improved GPS, a bigger display, new Digital Crown and more.