“Metal for OS X is huge — and it’s going to be a much bigger deal on the Mac than it is on your iPhone or iPad,” Brianna Wu reports for iMore. “”
“If you use a Mac to produce professional content, chances are, Metal is about to drastically speed up the professional apps you use like Adobe Illustrator and Autodesk Maya,” Wu reports. “It bypasses the OpenGL framework — which on OS X is notoriously slow, dragging professional Mac apps down in comparison to their Windows counterparts.”
“During Monday’s keynote, Apple showed operations in the Unreal editor that would have slowed my Retina MacBook Pro to a crawl. Using Unreal 4 on OS X is painfully slow — so slow I’ve considered buying a Mac Pro to compensate for the performance lag,” Wu reports. “But if Metal is really as fast as it seems, I’m hoping I won’t have to.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Creative pros, gamers, every Mac user, in fact, should be very excited about the promise of Metal for Mac. Big speed increases are coming to Mac users who run OS X El Capitan.