AMDVLK Driver Gets Fixes For DXVK, New Vulkan Extensions
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 1 October 2018 at 04:47 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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The AMD developers uploaded their public Git trees making up the "AMDVLK" open-source AMD Vulkan driver stack prior to ending out September.

The highlights for this latest code drop, which continues happening roughly on a weekly release cadence, includes various fixes as well as new extensions for the newly-minted Vulkan 1.1.86. It also seems AMD developers are looking more at AMDVLK now with DXVK for Steam Play / Proton gaming.

- Support for the VK_KHR_driver_properties extension.

- VK_KHR_shader_atomic_int64 as another one of the new Vulkan extensions for atomic 64-bit integer operations.

- A fix around multi-GPU support for dynamic descriptor data.

- Some corruption fixes with DXVK. The game Just Cause 3 was one of the titles pointed out.

- Various other fixes.

- Various fixes to the LLVM Pipeline Compiler (LLPC).

AMDVLK setup instructions as always can be found on GitHub. I'll likely do another AMDVLK vs. RADV Vulkan driver comparison soon.
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