'Real Racing 2 HD' for iPad 2 to Gain 1080p Video Out With Dual Displays


In case there was any doubt about the increased horsepower found in the iPad 2, our sister site Touch Arcade has posted a video demonstrating a forthcoming update to Firemint's Real Racing 2 HD that will bring support for full 1080p video out while also driving a separate display on the iPad itself.

Using the video out feature of an iPad 2, Real Racing 2 HD will be able to be displayed on a big screen in full 1080p resolution while the device's 10-inch touchscreen shows a track map and race statistics.

This is the first indication we've seen of an iOS game taking advantage of the iPad 2's ability to render out at a full 19201080 HD resolution. On an HDTV, Real Racing 2 HD will run full screen with no black borders and at native 1080p resolution, without scaling.

According to Firemint, Real Racing 2 HD runs at a "silky smooth" 30 frames per second in this mode with precision control for a more console-like gaming experience than ever. Apple has touted the iPad 2 as offering up to twice the CPU performance and up to nine times the graphics performance of its predecessor, opening the door for significantly improved app performance, particularly when it comes to fast-action gaming titles.

While the iPad 2 now offers users the option to output content through the TV out adapters in 1080p via upscaling, Real Racing 2 HD appears to be the first app set to debut the combination of native 1080p video out while driving a second display on the iPad itself.

It is unknown exactly when the new feature will make its debut, as Firemint has only said that it is coming in the "next major update" to Real Racing 2 HD.

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