AMDVLK 2021.Q3.2 Released With New Extensions, Implicit External Sync For All GPUs

Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 22 July 2021 at 07:04 AM EDT. 10 Comments
AMD engineers today published their latest code drop of the AMDVLK official open-source Radeon Vulkan driver for Linux systems.

AMDVLK 2021.Q3.2 is this new release and is headlined by the Vulkan extensions of VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2 and VK_KHR_copy_commands2 now being supported. VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2 was introduced with Vulkan 1.2.176 earlier this year and is an update to the extension introduced last year around providing additional dynamic state for reducing the amount of pipeline state objects being compiled and binded. The VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2 has various clarifications and improvements over the original extended dynamic state handling extension. VK_KHR_copy_commands2 meanwhile provides extensible versions of the Vulkan buffer and image copy commands. This extension allows for using extensible structures for extension-specific information not allowed in the original copy commands extension.

AMDVLK 2021.Q3.2 also enables implicit external synchronization for all GPUs and has crash and corruption fixes for some DXVK-based games.

Source downloads and RHEL/CentOS and Ubuntu binaries of AMDVLK 2021.Q3.2 can be found via GitHub.
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