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    Phoronix: GPUOpen On Reducing Vulkan Overhead With Volk, Possible 1~5% Savings

    A guest post on AMD's GPUOpen blog outlines the overhead issues with using the Vulkan loader library and possible performance advantages to using vkGetDeviceProcAddr or more easily via a little heard of project called Volk...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-Direct-Access

  • #2
    I wonder what Feral is doing...

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    • #3
      Typo:

      Originally posted by phoronix View Post
      MIT-licensed Vulkan meta-loder. By including

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      • #4
        Volkenstein

        BTW, not sure what 1-5% savings mean? Is that mostly 1% or mostly 5% or should we think of average 3%
        Last edited by dungeon; 04-26-2018, 02:58 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ernstp View Post
          I wonder what Feral is doing...
          Feral need many more wolfs around, in range of +20% for sure... at least there is a rabbit to run after

          I must laugh on this, as this is like a ZOO. Since VLK in some slavic languages means exactly wolf... so some people there read/understand it as AMD-WOLF likely
          Last edited by dungeon; 04-26-2018, 03:29 PM.

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          • #6
            From the GitHub page : "volk is written in C89 and supports Windows, Linux and Android."
            Please tell me that vulkano already does something like this and has no need to use volk

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dungeon View Post
              BTW, not sure what 1-5% savings mean? Is that mostly 1% or mostly 5% or should we think of average 3%
              To my understanding, it means the savings can be as little as 1% or as high as 5%. An average of 3% isn't that impressive, but saying "a 5% savings" could be misleading.
              But... I do think saying "up to a 5% savings" would've sufficed.

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              • #8
                WiLK = wolf in Polish 🐺

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ernstp View Post
                  I wonder what Feral is doing...
                  We already do what this library does.

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                  • #10
                    > We already do what this library does.

                    And what main problem now? I mean you use maximum optimizations but looks like this not enough.

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