Make use of the M1 processor on iPad Pros

I’ve seen mention of this around the forums but not in this section (where I assume it belongs) - I would love it if Zwift could enable higher graphics profile settings on these new M1 iPad Pros, which are incredibly powerful but seem to perform the same as prior generations.

This 100%

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I can not agree more … the new iPad Pro should be cabable to run more advanced graphics. @Zwift please at a profile for the M1 iPad Pros.

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I cannot even set the graphics level. It’s not there in settings. Anybody else experiencing this?

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There’s no option to set the graphics level on any platform. Resolution can be chosen, on Mac and PC only.

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sooooo…how’s this coming along? still basic profile i see…

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This “we’ll decide what’s best for you” attitude is incredibly frustrating and by no means limited to Zwift.

There are things that are long overdue like better graphics engine or optimisations for modern architectures (some already years on the market). One can of course understand that, as they’re incredibly resource intensive to make and test right, even though years seems to be way too long a timeline in software development even with a lot of patience involved.

But how difficult is it to ask x amount of testers who own some kind of device to run the game at certain settings and send the results back? You don’t even have to buy the device yourself or ask the manufacturer for a testing device ahead of the release (like, you know, software developers do).

That would, naturally, require an actual graphics quality setting to be available as a choice. Oh! Wink wink.

Because there are devices you know, that are capable to perform better than some “Ultra” blessed setups, yet are still limited to some ridiculously limiting settings. Who knows, maybe it’s some creative plot how to make people spend on yet another setup just to enjoy a bit of an eye candy. GPU scalpers rejoice.

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yeah well i’m probably a couple of weeks away from ditching zwift. i don’t think they understand what their users want and instead are enamored with chasing the peloton crowd. i wish them luck but there are other better platforms that respond to my needs

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Interested in this too, especially now the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips have been released for the new MacBook Pro’s.

Can we please be allowed to choose our own graphics settings?

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+Bump, Please make use of this Functionality on the IPAD PROS, basic settings is not necessary on a M1 Chip.

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I’m shocked this isn’t supported yet.

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As far as I can tell it’s just a lookup table, they don’t have to code anything new as such. Some Apple devices do have bespoke profiles, but I’m doubtful that it’s obligatory.

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They have to do nothing like that. They just determine which preset (basic, low, medium, high) is used according to the device/system.

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I don’t really know how fast the M1 CPUs are, but this might be the same problem even guys with fast PCs face. That is the completely crap engine that is unable to use more than 1 CPU core. That’s the reason why some fast systems run bad (low FPS) while the CPU and GPU utilisation is under 50 %.

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There are examples of the M1 Pro and M1 Max on Reddit with very good 1440 (high) FPS scores (Zwift Analyser). It seems the excellent single core performance of the M1 chip works well for Zwift. So surely the GPU on the Pro/Max can handle Ultra settings rather than just high.

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Since single core CPU performance is the main performance limiter in Zwift, that sounds probable.

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+1 for higher profile on M1 chips.

Adding a simple notice that the performance could decrease if set higher to basic would be more than enough as a solution to give us control of the graphic profile we want to use.

Great platform, but for any tech enthusiast, these low graphics are killing us :frowning:

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Has Zwift ever replied to anyone begging for other graphic profiles for more powerful devices? I have seen lot of threads about it, but no official statement why its not implemented, or if they even plan to do so.

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Yes. I got the Radeon 7870 bumped up to High. And the NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti got bumped from High to Ultra about a year after people asked.

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It was similar with my GTX 1650 - ultra, some time after the release (don’t know exactly how much).

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