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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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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 5TH VULKANISED CONFERENCE The Premier Vulkan Developer Conference and Meetup Vulkanised is delighted to be back in person! The largest event dedicated to 3D developers using the Vulkan…
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.
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AMDVLK 2022.Q3.5 adds support for the VK_EXT_depth_clamp_zero_one extension, performance tuning for Doom Eternal and Yquake2 and other games, enables acquire-release barrier support, and enables MSAA anti-aliasing decompression using the compute engine. The driver has also been built against the Vulkan API 1.3.228 headers.
Recently the open-source AMD OpenGL driver “RadeonSI” enabled OpenGL threading by default for the “glthread” option that has long been opt-in on a per-game/app basis. Along with that has been a number of glthread-related improvements to this code that punts executing OpenGL calls to a separate CPU thread. The Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan driver has now unconditionally enabled OpenGL threading too.
The Vulkan Working Group has released the VK_EXT_mesh_shader extension that brings cross-vendor mesh shading to Vulkan and improves functional compatibility with DirectX 12. The new mesh shading pipeline with the task and mesh shading stages provides an alternative to the traditional vertex, tessellation, or geometry shader stages that feed into rasterization. Mesh shaders provide greater flexibility to developers and enable a two-stage approach for efficient culling, level-of-detail management, and procedural generation of geometry. Compared to the traditional pipeline, mesh shaders enable easy access to the topology of generated primitives and developers are free to repurpose shader threads to perform both vertex shading and primitive shading workloads. Khronos will provide a mesh shader open-source sample to support and showcase the new VK_EXT_mesh_shader extension, and an updated shaderc library in the Vulkan SDK is coming soon. For those that wish to try out the new mesh shader on their own GPU; NVIDIA is shipping the new extension in their beta Vulkan drivers today, and experimental support in the open source RADV and ANV drivers are now available. For additional information developers are invited to: Read the deep-dive blog post Mesh Shading for Vulkan. Attend the free Vulkanised Webinar: ‘Cross-Vendor Mesh Shading with Vulkan’ on Wednesday September 28 . Learn More and Register
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