VULKAN IS HERE! (New Graphics API )


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The Khronos Group has launched Version 1.0 of a new graphics API called Vulkan, designed to provide improved performance over OpenGL or DirectX via greater efficiency and lower CPU overheads. Importantly, unlike DirectX 12 which is Windows 10-only, Vulkan runs on Windows 7, 8.1 and 10. To try Vulkan out for yourself, you will need the appropriate Nvidia Vulkan Driver or AMD Vulkan Driver, along with an application programmed to use Vulkan, such as The Talos Principle or one of these free Tech Demos. Hopefully more upcoming games will provide Vulkan support.

This is multiplatform so this is Linux/Windows and Android and all the exceptions to

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Vulkan Driver Support

AMD Vulkan Driver,
http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/Radeon-Vulkan-Beta.aspx

This is exactly what we’ve been waiting for this is going to make a big difference for the future
I will add new things as I find them


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Related, since QT is the framework that hifi uses.

It may take atleast until the end of the year before first Release candidates of it is available for us


#3

Vulkan API - on Mobile Looks like on the Samsung Galaxy S7 What probably will be used on VR

It’s so capable on any device I cannot wait


#4

DOOM with Vulkan API on GeForce GTX 1080