Today, Xiaomi officially announced that its 12 models already support the Vulkan version of ‘Honor of Kings’. A few days ago, the Vulkan version of ‘Honor of Kings’ was officially launched, which showcases the further deepening cooperation between ‘Honor of Kings’ and Qualcomm Snapdragon series in terms of technology. On September 19, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition became the first Snapdragon 660 smartphone to support the Vulkan version of this game.
Simply, Vulkan is the next-generation graphics processing interface (API) standard introduced by the Khronos standards organization after OpenGL. Since its inception, Vulkan has taken into account the features of multi-core CPU and GPU co-processing tasks on mobile platforms. By allowing upper-layer applications and games to process multi-threaded tasks in parallel, Vulkan can release a load of CPU task scheduling to a greater extent, thus maximizing the performance potential of the GPU.
Based on the deep technical optimization of Qualcomm and ‘Honor of Kings’, game developers and gamers can make full use of Qualcomm Adreno GPU on the mobile platform to achieve more efficient graphics rendering and lower power consumption. Moreover, developers can design more expressive game graphics, and gamers can get a more stable and smooth high frame rate gaming experience.
For example, for some models, the overall CPU load of the Vulkan version of ‘Honor of Kings’ is reduced by up to 30% compared to the multi-core multi-threaded version. The energy efficiency ratio is also higher (even at high frame rate HD display effects).
Well, all those models that support the Vulkan version of the Honor of Kings are the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Mi Explorer Edition, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi 6, Mi Note 3, Mi 6X, and Redmi Note 5.