Vulkan News Archives
What's Still Left TODO With The Intel ANV Vulkan Driver

With yesterday having marked one year since the release of Vulkan as well as one year since the ANV Vulkan driver code was open-sourced, here's a look at some of what's still left to be tackled by this open-source Vulkan Linux driver for HD/Iris Graphics.

17 February 2017 - Intel Linux Vulkan - Add A Comment
Valve Developer Plumbs VK_KHR_maintenance1 For RADV Driver

VK_KHR_maintenance1 is one of the new extensions added to the big Vulkan 1.0.39 update. A Valve developer has fired off a series of patches for making the necessary changes for supporting it with the RADV Radeon Vulkan Mesa driver.

27 January 2017 - VK_KHR_maintenance1 - 3 Comments
Watch David Airlie Talk About Vulkan & RADV From LCA2017

Last week at Linux.Conf.Au 2017 was a presentation by David Airlie, the Linux kernel DRM subsystem maintainer, Red Hat developer, and RADV Vulkan driver developer, among other hats. At this year's Linux conference in Australia he gave a nice presentation on Vulkan and the RADV driver work.

24 January 2017 - Linux.Conf.Au - 23 Comments
It's Been Over One Month Since The Last Vulkan 1.0 Update

Vulkan 1.0.38 was released on 16 December and there has yet to be any other Vulkan-Docs update since then, which is strange when considering there were 38 point releases to Vulkan 1.0 in less than one year that the API specification has been public. There generally has been point releases every week or two for advancing this high-performance graphics API.

22 January 2017 - Vulkan 1.0.Next? - 11 Comments
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 - 10 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

148 Vulkan news articles published on Phoronix.