Vulkan 1.0.60 Brings A Few New Extensions

Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 4 September 2017 at 08:22 AM EDT. 25 Comments
Vulkan 1.0.60 was released today as the newest version of the Khronos Group's high-performance graphics API.

There are a variety of documentation corrections with Vulkan 1.0.60 and also a new prototype tool to generate in-place diffs. Most interesting though are the few new extensions.

New extensions of Vulkan 1.0.60 include VK_AMD_shader_fragment_mask, VK_EXT_sample_locations, and VK_EXT_validation_cache.

AMD_shader_fragment_mask yields efficient read access to the fragment mask in compressed multi-sampled color surfaces. For OpenGL is also now a similar GL_AMD_shader_fragment_mask extension.

VK_EXT_sample_locations allows an application to modify locations of samples within a rasterization pixel.

VK_EXT_validation_cache provides a means to cache "potentially expensive internal validation operations."

The up-to-date Vulkan documentation is available from the registry.
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