Vulkan 1.1.102 Released With Apple Metal Surface Extension
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 4 March 2019 at 09:23 AM EST. Add A Comment
VULKAN --
The Khronos Group has announced the release of Vulkan 1.1.102, coming just a few weeks ahead of the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) later this month in San Francisco.

Besides the usual bug fixing and clarifications to the growing Vulkan graphics/compute specification, today's Vulkan 1.1.102 release brings three new extensions. The new extensions include:

VK_EXT_metal_surface - This extension allows accessing Apple's Metal native rendering surface directly and this extension was worked on by Mozilla engineers.

VK_EXT_ycbcr_image_arrays - This allows images of a format requiring YCbCr to be created with multiple array layers. This extension was devised by NVIDIA.

VK_NVX_image_view_handle - An experimental NVIDIA extension to let applications query a handle from an image view for use as a sampled image or storage image.

More details by the 1.1.102 delta for this Vulkan update.
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