AMDVLK Driver Picks Up Several New Vulkan Extensions
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 25 January 2019 at 05:44 AM EST. Add A Comment
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AMD developers have done their latest weekly code push comprising the open-source AMDVLK driver stack for the official open-source Vulkan API support.

With this week's AMDVLK code drop it's exciting on the feature front with a number of the newer extensions now being supported. The highlights for the overnight code drop include:

- Support for VK_EXT_display_surface_counter, an extension defining the vertical blanking period counter with display surfaces.

- Support for VK_EXT_inline_uniform_block, which allows backing uniform blocks by descriptor sets storing the inline uniform data within descriptor pool storage.

- Support for VK_EXT_pci_bus_info, which provides for querying PCI bus information about the physical GPU/adapter.

- Support for VK_KHR_vulkan_memory_model, the Vulkan memory model that defines how to synchronize memory accesses and other memory behavior.

- Adds barrier filtering and other work inside the XGL code and miscellaneous updates to the PAL code.

The latest AMDVLK code is available from GitHub.

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