AMDVLK 2021.Q2.4 Released With Two More Extensions Added
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 26 May 2021 at 06:03 AM EDT. 17 Comments
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Just one week after AMDVLK 2021.Q2.3 is now another update to this open-source AMD Vulkan driver for Linux systems.

AMDVLK 2021.Q2.4 re-bases against the Vulkan 1.2.178 header files plus enables two new extensions in this open-source driver. The two Vulkan extensions now supported are VK_EXT_custom_border_color and VK_EXT_color_write_enable.

VK_EXT_custom_border_color - This extension was introduced last May and worked on by Valve, AMD, Intel, and other vendors as a way of specifying a custom border color for the sampler address mode. DXVK 1.7 since last May supports making use of EXT_custom_border_color to fix issues with games like Crysis and Halo 2 Vista. So it's nice to see AMDVLK finally supporting this extension.

VK_EXT_color_write_enable - The color write enable extension was just added in Vulkan 1.2.175 as a way of selectively toggling writes to output color attachments via a pipeline dynamic state. This can allow for some efficiency benefits.

This AMDVLK 2021.Q2.4 driver released today can be downloaded in source form or as Ubuntu and RHEL/CentOS binaries via GitHub.
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