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Category: Vulkan

Updates to the Vulkan Hardware database and the Hardware Capability Viewer

New version of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer I have released a small update of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer to 1.91 for Windows and Linux. It adds support  for reading the features of the recently added VK_EXT_transform_feedback extension and replaces the experimental VK_NVX_raytracing extension with VK_NV_ray_tracing. You can download the new version from https://vulkan.gpuinfo.org/download.php. New features for the […]

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Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer 1.9 released

Version 1.9 of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer is now available for all platforms (Windows, Linux, Android). This version fully supports Vulkan 1.1 and adds support for reading additional features and properties for the following extensions: VK_KHR_driver_properties VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64 VK_NVX_raytracing VK_NV_mesh_shader VK_NV_shading_rate_image VK_NV_compute_shader_derivatives VK_AMD_shader_core_properties You can download the new version from https://vulkan.gpuinfo.org/download.php.

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Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer 1.8 released

Version 1.8 of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer is now available for all platforms (Windows, Linux, Android). As with 1.8 this version fully supports Vulkan 1.1 and adds support for new extensions: VK_EXT_inline_uniform_block VK_KHR_vulkan_memory_model VK_EXT_vertex_attribute_divisor The UI has also been slightly updated. Instead of listing extension features and properties on a separate tab, these are now […]

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Vulkan conditional rendering

Introduction Note: Source code that demonstrates this feature can be found in this new example at my open source C++ Vulkan examples repository. With the new VK_EXT_conditional_rendering extension, Vulkan gains the possibility to execute certain rendering and dispatch commands conditionally, based on values stored in a dedicated buffer. So instead of having to rebuild command buffers if the visibility […]

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Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer 1.7 released

Version 1.7 of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer is now available for all platforms (Windows, Linux, Android). As with 1.7 this version fully supports Vulkan 1.1 and adds support for new extensions: VK_EXT_conditional_rendering VK_KHR_8bit_storage You can download the new version from https://vulkan.gpuinfo.org/download.php.

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Vulkan input attachments and sub passes

Introduction I have added a new example to my open source C++ Vulkan examples that demonstrates the use of input attachments and subpasses within a single render pass. Input attachments are image views that can be used for pixel local load operations inside a fragment shader. This basically means that framebuffer attachments written in one […]

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Multiview rendering in Vulkan using VK_KHR_multiview

I have added a new example to my open source C++ Vulkan examples that demonstrates the use of multiview rendering. Multiview enables rendering to multiple views simultaneously instead of having to use multiple passes. Esp. with stereoscopic rendering (e.g. for VR related applications) there’s usually little change between two views, like different matrices, and having to do multiple passes […]

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Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer 1.6 released

Version 1.7 of the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer is now available for all platforms (Windows, Linux, Android). As with 1.6 this version fully supports Vulkan 1.1 and adds a few new features: Support for the new VK_KHR_push_descriptor extension Support for YCBCR formats You can download the new version from https://vulkan.gpuinfo.org/download.php.

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Vulkan 1.1 is here

A bit later than initially planned Vulkan 1.1 was released to the public yesterday, as usual with day-one driver support by most of the IHVs. Vulkan 1.1 promoted several extension to the core and also adds interesting new functionality like vendor independent subgroup operations. You can get all the details at the Khronos Vulkan landing […]

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Conservative rasterization in Vulkan using VK_EXT_conservative_rasterization

I have added a new example to my open source C++ Vulkan examples that demonstrates the basic use of conservative rasterization using the VK_EXT_conservative_rasterization extension. This has been missing from Vulkan some time now (while other APIs already offer this feature) but has recently been added and is already support by at least NVIDIA. Conservative rasterization […]

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