I figured it'd come up, so I thought I'd get ahead of it. But Crysis preceded Vulkan by about 8 years, so it's not remotely relevant.Too bad it can't play Crysis.
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So.. offense meant, all of the Pi's are worthless for graphics; especially gaming anything. Raspberry Pi is a mostly-lame SoC that can run linux... and not much else. BTW, I own several, so I'm not disrespecting. I'm just throwing down the facts.I figured it'd come up, so I thought I'd get ahead of it. But Crysis preceded Vulkan by about 8 years, so it's not remotely relevant.
However, it does give me a chance to share some pertinent details about the Pi's GPU. So, let's compare it with the consoles and high-end cards at the end of 2007, and with entry-level PC iGPUs and dGPUs, available today.
As there seem to be no theoretical specs published for the Pi, I've done the best with what I could find. Also, in an effort to be fair, I've used base clocks for compute performance. Finally, for consoles and iGPUs, I'm only looking at the theoretical performance of the graphics portion.
Make Model Introduced MSRP GFLOPS GB/sec Pi v4 (2GB) 2019-06 $35 32 4.4 Sony PS3 2006-11 $500 251 22.4 Microsoft XBox 360 2005-11 $400 240 22.4 Nvidia 8800 GT 2007-10 $200 336 57.6 AMD HD 3870 2007-11 $220 497 57.6 Nvidia GT 1030 2017-05 $70 942 48.0 AMD RX 550 2017-04 $80 1126 112.0 Intel HD 630 2017 $64 441 38.4 AMD RX Vega 8 2019-07 $100 1280 46.9
Hopefully, this will establish some realistic expectations. Put plainly: the availability of Vulkan support will not magically transform the Pi into a console-class gaming machine. Not even on par with consoles of the Crysis era. Not even close.
That's basically what I was trying to get at, but some people really don't like anything negative being said about the Pi.So.. offense meant, all of the Pi's are worthless for graphics; especially gaming anything.