An Overview Of The Vulkan API
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 28 August 2015 at 09:04 AM EDT. 29 Comments
If for some reason you haven't been keeping up with our many articles about Vulkan and SPIR-V, there's a nice overview out about the new graphics API emerging from The Khronos Group.

Posted over on the Toptal developer site is a A Brief Overview Of Vulkan API.

This lengthy article covers the Vulkan API history, its relation to AMD Mantle, how Vulkan compares to OpenGL, SPIR-V as the common IR, Vulkan from a developer perspective, and its current state. Read the linked article if you wish to learn more about Vulkan and haven't been keeping up with the news; if you've closely been following our news and elsewhere, the article itself doesn't present much in the way of new information.
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