Croteam Updates Talos Principle With Better Vulkan Performance & Stability

Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 11 November 2016 at 09:50 AM EST. 16 Comments
In time for any weekend Linux gaming you might do or Linux GPU driver testing, The Talos Principle has a new public beta available and it offers improvements to its Vulkan renderer.

The new beta released an hour ago and detailed on notes, "Improved stability and performance on Vulkan API."

This beta also recognizes the latest AMD Polaris and NVIDIA Pascal graphics cards. There is also a fix for full-screen rendering on Vulkan on Linux, and a crash when exiting the game.

Some quick tests show that the Vulkan performance does appear to improve under Linux, at least with the NVIDIA driver. I'll work on some updated Talos Vulkan vs. OpenGL Intel/AMD/RADV/NVIDIA benchmarks shortly.
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