Requires Android: 2.1 and up (Rooted)
Size: 1 MB
Average Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Chainfire3D - Take control of your GPU (OpenGL)! This is an upgrade/license file for the normal Chainfire3D program.
Take control over your GPU!
Chainfire3D is an intermediary OpenGL driver. What does that mean? It means that Chainfire3D sits between your apps and the graphics drivers, and can intercept and/or change commands between the two. It has some built-in functions, and can be further extended with plugins to provide extra functionality.
Android 2.1 and newer. Now available for Honeycomb – but still a big risk there! Chainfire3D is for 1Ghz+ devices only! Root is required for this program, as well as a writable /system partition. S-OFF is also required on HTC devices!
Features include reducing texture size and quality to reduce memory use and potentially increase game performance, as well as increasing memory use potentially increase performance.
If you also install the (experimental) EGL driver and your GPU supports it, and you have the Pro version, you can enable 4xMSAA or 16xMSAA on a per-app bases. This can drastically improve image quality!
- There is some risk involved installing the driver. Your device may not boot. If you have CWM, it would be prudent to create a backup before installing.
- Install version 2.8 first.
- Install version 2.0.
- Install version 3.3
Every incremental install overwrites the previous one. Everything works, per app and market, all the Pro features. If you encounter a problem with the app, reinstall version 3.3.
For more info, visit Chainfire3D Pro on Google Play.