Vulkan News Archives
Lots Of Vulkan To Be Had At GDC 2017

The Khronos Group has published their booth information and sessions that will happen at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC 17) at the start of March in San Francisco.

18 January 2017 - Khronos / Vulkan GDC - 8 Comments
OpenGL vs. Vulkan For Older NVIDIA Kepler GPUs (Early 2017)

Most often when running any regular NVIDIA Linux benchmarks with Vulkan/OpenGL, it's usually just with the newest Pascal GPUs and then the older Maxwell GPUs for reference. But if you are curious about the OpenGL vs. Vulkan performance for GTX 600/700 "Kepler" graphics processors, I have some fresh results today.

5 January 2017 - Linux Benchmarks - 21 Comments
Float64 Support For Intel ANV Vulkan Driver Revised

Now that Igalia developers have landed their Haswell FP64 support and thereby hitting OpenGL 4.0 for these older generation Intel graphics processors, the latest Float64 patches have been sent out for the Intel Vulkan "ANV" driver.

5 January 2017 - Intel Float64 Vulkan - Add A Comment
The Most Popular Vulkan News From 2016

While Vulkan 1.0 only made its public debut in February, on Phoronix in 2016 were 231 news items so far about this new graphics API from The Khronos Group, not counting the dozens of benchmarking articles looking at length about GPU/driver Linux performance.

26 December 2016 - Vulkan News - Add A Comment
RADV Vulkan Driver Patches To Support Compute Queues

Bas Nieuwenhuizen has reached another big milestone in the RADV project that's the unofficial open-source Radeon Vulkan driver for Linux. As of this weekend, Bas has compute queues working with this Vulkan driver.

18 December 2016 - RADV Vulkan Compute Queues - 12 Comments
The Favorite Open-Source Vulkan Projects Of Phoronix Readers

This week I provided a look at some of the interesting Vulkan engines/renderers on GitHub created by the community in the months since the Vulkan unveil. After that article forum goers and those on Twitter shared some other promising Vulkan projects worth looking at too if you are just looking for some Vulkan demos to watch, learn more about the Vulkan API yourself, etc.

5 December 2016 - Vulkan Coding - 2 Comments
A Look At The Many Different Vulkan Engine/Renderer Projects On GitHub

There have been many small GitHub projects the past several months aspiring to be a good, open-source Vulkan game engine, but many of them don't tend to see commits too often or don't come close to realizing their dream. In my usual weekend "fun" of digging through GitHub looking for fascinating Vulkan projects of interest, I decided to provide a quick overview on some of the more promising Vulkan open-source engine projects.

4 December 2016 - Vulkan Game Engines - 6 Comments
Vulkan 1.0.35 Released, Includes VK_NVX_device_generated_commands

Vulkan 1.0.35 was released on Friday as the latest stable documentation update to the Vulkan high-performance graphics API. Aside from correcting some issues with the documentation, it also incorporates the VK_NVX_device_generated_commands extension documentation.

26 November 2016 - Vulkan 1.0.35 - 2 Comments
Intel Skylake OpenGL vs. Vulkan Numbers With The Latest ANV Mesa Changes

As some more fun benchmarks today -- yes, to make sure you're thinking about returning the favor via our Thanksgiving premium offer -- after some AMDGPU-PRO vs. NVIDIA Vulkan/OpenGL Linux benchmarks published this morning, here are some fresh OpenGL vs. Vulkan graphics API performance numbers on the Intel side with their Mesa "ANV" driver.

23 November 2016 - Dota 2 Benchmarks - 5 Comments
Vulkan Support On Mir Still May Be Months Away

Back when The Khronos Group published the Vulkan 1.0 specification in February, we were told by a Canonical developer Vulkan support on Mir would come for Ubuntu 16.04. That didn't happen for Ubuntu 16.04 nor for last month's Ubuntu 16.10 and it looks like it may still be months before seeing support for using Vulkan on the Mir display server.

17 November 2016 - Mir Vulkan - 10 Comments
13-Way NVIDIA OpenGL vs. Vulkan Dota 2 Ubuntu Linux Benchmarks

With my recent NVIDIA GTX 1050 series Linux tests I included the latest Vulkan performance numbers for NVIDIA's Pascal card line-up, but if you're curious how the performance is going back to Maxwell and Kepler, here is a 13-way comparison of GeForce GPUs when running Dota 2 with OpenGL and Vulkan on Ubuntu Linux.

5 November 2016 - Benchmarks - 13 Comments

133 Vulkan news articles published on Phoronix.