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8:00 PDT, 11:00 EST, 17:00 CET Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Reducing Draw Time Hitching with Vulkan Graphics Pipeline Library

Khronos recently introduced the VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_library extension that allows for shaders to be compiled much earlier than at full Pipeline State Object (PSO) creation time. In this webinar we will provide an overview of the extension, expand on some of the themes covered in the recent blog post Reducing Draw Time Hitching by Dan Ginsburg from Valve.

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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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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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For the past couple of years, the Raspberry Pi foundation has been working with Igalia to bring Vulkan to the Raspberry Pi 4 platform. Yesterday, they announced that they have achieved Vulkan 1.2 conformance for the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B along with support for various other extensions, bug fixes and performance improvements.
Khronos has released three new samples for Vulkan. They include: Usage of the VK_EXT_conditional_rendering extension for conditionally toggling the visibility of sub-meshes of a complex glTF model. View Sample A transcoded version of the API sample Terrain Tessellation that illustrates the usage of the C++ bindings of vulkan provided by vulkan.hpp. View Sample A transcoded version of the API sample Compute N-Body that illustrates the usage of the C++ bindings of vulkan provided by vulkan.hpp. View Sample
Imagination Technologies and The Khronos Group are holding the Khronos and Imagination Seminar in Shanghai, a developer event highlighting the rapidly evolving software-hardware ecosystem and the opportunities for GPU technology, open-source standards and open API interfaces across mobile gaming, automotive and cloud. Watch the Khronos and Imagination Seminar on-demand sessions and find out more about the PowerVR SDK. Learn more about Imagination Technologies and the Khronos Group.
Khronos Group President, Neil Trevett, shares how open standards have an important role mitigating the complexities of safety-critical certification in a confusing landscape of processors, accelerators, compilers, APIs, and libraries, that drive up integration costs for embedded accelerators, which in turn has constrained innovation and time-to-market efficiencies.
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