Vulkan 1.1.130 SDK Released - GFX Reconstruct Continues Path To Replace Vktrace/Vkreplay
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 21 December 2019 at 01:49 AM EST. Add A Comment
LunarG on Friday released the Vulkan SDK 1.1.130 version with an updated license, better validation layer coverage, and support for newer extensions.

Newer Vulkan extensions now supported include VK_EXT_tooling_info, VK_KHR_buffer_device_address, VK_KHR_performance_query, and VK_KHR_separate_depth_stencil_layouts.

LunarG has reiterate that the Vktrace and Vkreplay tools for Vulkan API tracing and replay/playback are deprecated and slated for removal in three to six months. For a while now they have been investing in GFX Reconstruct as a means of capturing and replaying graphics application behavior for Vulkan. This new implementation is currently beta quality but considered to be better off than the former Vktrace/Vkreplay components.

More details on the LunarG Vulkan SDK 1.1.130 release via
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