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Topic: Metal 2

Why macOS Mojave requires Metal -- and deprecates OpenGL

06/28/2018, 10:06 am

In order to run the new macOS Mojave, Macs must have graphics hardware capable of supporting Metal, Apple's modern low-level, low-overhead software that provides access to graphics processing.

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90+ new changes & features in macOS Mojave

06/09/2018, 12:06 pm

Apple's forthcoming update to the Mac is full of new features to explore. We've taken a deep dive on macOS Mojave, the successor to macOS High Sierra, to find over 90 changes and new features for users.

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Some game developers hint at abandoning the Mac if Apple phases out OpenGL

06/05/2018, 02:06 pm

Apple's move to cut OpenGL after macOS 10.14 Mojave and pushing for the use of its own Metal graphics technology has come under fire from developers, expressing concerns it will impact cross-platform game development, and even causing some to declare they won't produce games for the Mac in the future.

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OpenGL, OpenCL deprecated in favor of Metal 2 in macOS 10.14 Mojave

06/04/2018, 06:06 pm

Apple has taken the first steps toward completely killing OpenGL and OpenCL in Mojave in favor of its own Metal technology.

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AMD releases Mac versions of Radeon ProRender plugin for Blender & Maya

04/14/2018, 02:04 pm

AMD this week published Mac versions of its Radeon ProRender plugins for 3D creation mainstays Blender and Maya -- enabling Macs with compatible hardware to take advantage of ProRender for physics-based rendering.

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Aspyr ships 'Civilization VI' Fall 2017 update for macOS, Metal-supporting games list compiled

01/17/2018, 02:01 pm

Players of 'Civilization VI' on macOS have more downloadable content to enjoy, while a new list compiling games supporting Apple's Metal API offers more ways for gamers to push their Mac's GPU.

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Apple releases macOS 10.13 High Sierra with APFS, Metal 2, new Safari, Photos improvements

09/25/2017, 12:09 pm

High Sierra has arrived for all users, and brings the Apple File System to the Mac for the first time, while introducing support for a variety of other standards such as HEVC video, HEIF image encoding, and Apple's Metal 2 graphics platform supporting technology like external GPUs.

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Apple announces support for external graphics cards, virtual reality platforms in macOS High Sierra

06/05/2017, 02:06 pm

Coming this fall as a free upgrade, Apple's new macOS 10.13 High Sierra platform will include support for external graphics cards over Thunderbolt 3, giving systems enough power to support high-end gaming and popular virtual reality platforms.

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