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The Premier Vulkan Developers Conference and Meet-Up

Vulkanised 2023

February 7-9, 2023 | Munich, Germany

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Khronos Strengthens Vulkan Ecosystem

Announcing Vulkan 1.3

Vulkan 1.3 mandates widely supported features into the core standard; the Vulkan Roadmap provides visibility into Vulkan’s future requirements for key markets; Profiles streamline development and deployment of portable applications

Vulkan 1.3 Press Release

Hades - Supergiant Games

Now Available with Vulkan on PC & Nintendo Switch

Hades

Hades is a multi award winning rogue-like dungeon crawler in which you defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld of Greek myth.

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Half Life: Alyx - Valve

Vulkan for VR

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Path of Exile - Grinding Gear Games

Available on PC and macOS with Vulkan

Path of Exile

Path of Exile is a free-to-play online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. Available on PC, macOS with Vulkan.

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Vulkan Platform Support

Vulkan is a cross-platform industry standard enabling developers to target a wide range of devices with the same graphics API.

Vulkan Developments

Latest Vulkan API Extensions and Additions

Vulkan is constantly evolving to bring new capabilities and improvements to the API. Here are some of the most recent developments

Latest Vulkan API Extensions and Additions

Baldur's Gate 3 - Larian Studios

Vulkan Developments

Latest Vulkan API Extensions and Additions

Vulkan is constantly evolving to bring new capabilities and improvements to the API. Here are some of the most recent developments

New to Graphics Programming?

If you're just starting out in your Graphics Programming journey, we've listed a few recommended resources to help get you spun up on the basics.

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Community

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There are several ways to follow the latest Vulkan developments, get questions answered and make suggestions for improvement.

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Vulkan Portability

Vulkan® Portability™ aims to counter platform fragmentation by encouraging layered implementations of Vulkan functionality over Metal, DX12 and other APIs. Vulkan Portability enables Vulkan applications to be reliably deployed across diverse platforms

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Vulkan SC

The release of the Vulkan SC 1.0 specification on March 1, 2022 marked an important milestone in delivering a new generation of safety-critical APIs. Based on the Vulkan 1.2 API, Vulkan SC meets the needs of safety-critical systems to leverage the performance of modern GPUs to satisfy their graphics and compute requirements.

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The largest event dedicated to 3D developers using the Vulkan API will take place in the beautiful city of Munich in Germany on Feb 6-7, 2023.
Cross-Vendor Mesh Shading with Vulkan This session is in support of the new blog, Cross-Vendor Mesh Shading with Vulkan. Thursday October 27, 2022 Duration: 60 minutes Start Time: 18:00…
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The Latest on Vulkan

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The new VK_EXT_descriptor_buffer extension will change how engines approach descriptors going forward. Descriptor sets are now backed by VkBuffer objects where you memcpy in descriptors. In the following blog, Hans-Kristian Arntzen, gives us an overview of the new extension including the history, reasoning, and how to implement.
New Features Added to All Vulkan SDKs include: Two new and important features have been added to GFXReconstruct: The “Virtual Swapchain” feature fixes incorrect screen output when swapchain image acquisition order or count is different on the target platform. Virtual Swapchain is enabled by default but can be disabled. See the GFXReconstruct documentation for more information. The new gfxrecon-convert tool (a.k.a. gfxrecon.py convert) produces JSONlines output representing all the Vulkan commands in a GFXReconstruct capture. For more information, see the “JSON Lines Conversion” section of the GFXReconstruct documentation. The Vulkan Configurator (vkconfig) has been updated to improve quality and stability. See the Vulkan Configurator documentation for more information. The HW Capability viewer from GPUInfo.org is included in the SDK (with an option to auto-launch), and much more…
Venus is a virtual Vulkan driver based on the Virtio-GPU protocol. Effectively a protocol on top of another protocol, it defines the serialization of Vulkan commands between guest and host. This blog covers details of the Venus driver, its components, and their relations in the context of extensions.
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