AMDVLK 2021.Q3.6 Brings New Extensions, Valheim Shader Optimization

Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 9 September 2021 at 06:51 AM EDT. 3 Comments
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.6 is out as the latest routine open-source code drop for this official AMD Radeon Vulkan Linux driver.

AMDVLK 2021.Q3.6 enables the VK_EXT_load_store_op_none and VK_KHR_zero_initialize_workgroup_memory. VK_EXT_load_store_op_none is an optimization to avoid unnecessary synchronization in certain situations. VK_KHR_zero_initialize_workgroup_memory is used to zero initiative memory for running untrusted content to avoid possible memory-scraping attacks.

AMDVLK 2021.Q3.6 also updates against the Vulkan 1.2.188 headers and has a shader optimization for the popular game Valheim.

There are also a number of bug fixes in this open-source AMD Vulkan driver update.

Source and Ubuntu binary downloads along with the full change-log via GitHub.
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