Vulkan 1.1.109 Released With Two New Intel Extensions

Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 24 May 2019 at 10:56 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Vulkan 1.1.109 was released today as the latest update to this graphics/compute specification ahead of the US holiday weekend.

With two weeks having passed since Vulkan 1.1.108 there are a few different documentation corrections/clarifications. There are also two new vendor extensions contributed by Intel.

VK_INTEL_performance_query - An extension to let an application capture performance data for external analysis by a separate library/application. Intel's Graphics Performance Analyzers already make use of this extension as well as the open-source Intel Metrics Discovery library. This extension may also end up being useful to other third-party Vulkan analyzer/profiling utilities.

VK_INTEL_shader_integer_functions2 - This Vulkan extension was worked on by a different set of Intel developers and adds support for new integer instructions in SPIR-V and similar to the OpenGL INTEL_shader_integer_functions2 GLSL extension.

More details on the Vulkan 1.1.109 changes via this Git commit.
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