Vulkan

Vulkan is a new graphics API in development by the Khronos Group to succeed OpenGL. Vulkan will be supported by all major graphics vendors along with the SPIR-V intermediate representation.

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Vulkan Articles & Reviews

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 - Windows vs. Linux GPU...   Display Drivers   10 May 2021
Initial Radeon vs. GeForce Vulkan Ray-Tracing...   Display Drivers   20 Apr 2021
NVIDIA RTX 30 Series OpenCL / CUDA / OptiX Compute +...   Graphics Cards   15 Apr 2021
Radeon Vulkan Variable Rate Shading Benchmarks For...   Display Drivers   12 Apr 2021
Open-Source Radeon Driver Performance Against NVIDIA...   Display Drivers   11 Mar 2021
Updated Portal 2 Vulkan Rendering Code Yielding Great...   Linux Gaming   02 Mar 2021
OpenGL vs. Vulkan Performance For Portal 2 With Radeon...   Linux Gaming   20 Feb 2021
RADV+ACO Look To Your Help For Improving The Vulkan...   Display Drivers   09 Feb 2021
Mesa 21.0 Has Many New Features Especially For Radeon...   Display Drivers   04 Feb 2021
Radeon RX 6800 Series Linux Performance Nearly Three...   Graphics Cards   02 Feb 2021
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan vs. RadeonSI OpenGL Performance...   Display Drivers   22 Jan 2021
Mesa 21.0-devel RADV vs. AMDVLK 2021.Q1.1 Vulkan...   Display Drivers   13 Jan 2021
A Preliminary Look At Radeon RX 6800 XT Windows...   Display Drivers   10 Dec 2020
Intel Xe Graphics' Incredible Performance Uplift From...   Graphics Cards   23 Oct 2020
NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Vulkan Neural Network...   Display Drivers   25 Sep 2020
Mesa 20.3 + Linux 5.9 Is In Great Shape Against...   Display Drivers   14 Sep 2020
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS vs. Linux 5.9 + Mesa 20.3-devel...   Linux Gaming   25 Aug 2020
Radeon RADV+ACO Vulkan Performance Is In Great Shape...   Display Drivers   13 Jul 2020
AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Performance On Mesa 20.1...   Display Drivers   04 May 2020
Radeon Software 20.10 vs. Upstream Linux AMD Radeon...   Display Drivers   24 Apr 2020
RADV+ACO Outperforming AMDVLK, AMDGPU-PRO Vulkan...   Display Drivers   15 Apr 2020
X-Plane 11 Flight Simulator With Vulkan Performing...   Linux Gaming   08 Apr 2020
Vulkan Ray-Tracing Arrives With New Khronos Extension   Display Drivers   17 Mar 2020
Mesa 20.1-dev RADV vs. RADV+ACO vs. AMDVLK vs....   Display Drivers   16 Mar 2020
Basemark GPU 1.2 Brings Linux Support - Wins For...   Display Drivers   09 Mar 2020
Mesa 20.0 Is Imminent With New Intel OpenGL Default,...   Display Drivers   19 Feb 2020
Radeon RX 5600 XT With New vBIOS Offering Better Linux...   Graphics Cards   24 Jan 2020
Vulkan 1.2 Arrives With An Eye On Greater Performance,...   Display Drivers   15 Jan 2020
How The Radeon RX 5700 XT Navi Linux Performance Has...   Display Drivers   30 Dec 2019
The Performance Advancements Of The Radeon Open-Source...   Display Drivers   22 Dec 2019
Mesa 20.0's RADV + ACO Vulkan Driver Now Consistently...   Display Drivers   19 Dec 2019
Mesa 19.3 Is Introducing A Lot Of Open-Source OpenGL +...   Display Drivers   10 Dec 2019
RADV's ACO Back-End Is Helping Radeon Navi Linux...   Display Drivers   22 Nov 2019
23-Way Graphics Card Comparison With Shadow of the...   Linux Gaming   18 Nov 2019
Zink Benchmarks - Mesa OpenGL Running Over Vulkan   Display Drivers   17 Nov 2019
Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu 19.10 vs. Clear Linux...   Operating Systems   10 Nov 2019
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Ice Lake Linux Performance...   Processors   22 Oct 2019
Windows 10 vs. Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Driver Performance...   Display Drivers   15 Oct 2019
Radeon RADV "ACO" Performance On Mesa 19.3...   Display Drivers   05 Oct 2019
NVIDIA RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 SUPER Linux Gaming...   Graphics Cards   26 Sep 2019
Intel Core i9 9900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Linux Gaming...   Linux Gaming   29 Aug 2019
Benchmarking Valve's RADV+ACO Yields Fastest...   Display Drivers   08 Jul 2019
The Latest Linux 5.2 + Mesa 19.2 Radeon Performance...   Display Drivers   21 Jun 2019
AMDVLK Still Has Some Performance Advantages Over...   Display Drivers   30 May 2019
Mesa 19.1's New Features From The Intel Gallium3D...   Software   28 May 2019
Intel's Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Drivers Seeing Minor...   Display Drivers   26 May 2019
GeForce GTX 650 vs. GTX 1650 Performance For Linux...   Graphics Cards   15 May 2019
Radeon RX 560/570/580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060/1650/1660...   Graphics Cards   06 May 2019
LG's 4K FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync Display For Just $219...   Computers   01 May 2019
AMDVLK vs. RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Performance For...   Display Drivers   11 Apr 2019
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Linux Benchmarks   Graphics Cards   20 Mar 2019
AMDGPU vs. Radeon Kernel Driver Performance On Linux...   Computers   07 Mar 2019
A Final Look At The OpenGL vs. Vulkan Performance For...   Linux Gaming   26 Feb 2019
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Linux Gaming Benchmarks   Graphics Cards   25 Feb 2019
AMD Radeon VII Linux Benchmarks - Powerful Open-Source...   Graphics Cards   07 Feb 2019
Radeon ROCm 2.0 OpenCL Benchmarks With Linux 5.0 On...   Display Drivers   30 Jan 2019
The AMD Radeon RX Vega Launch Performance Compared To...   Display Drivers   24 Jan 2019
Mesa 18.2 vs. 18.3 vs. 19.0 January Benchmarks For...   Display Drivers   21 Jan 2019
Mesa 19.0 RADV vs. AMDVLK 2019.Q1.2 vs. Radeon...   Linux Gaming   17 Jan 2019
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760/960/1060 / RTX 2060 Linux...   Graphics Cards   15 Jan 2019
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Linux Performance From Gaming...   Graphics Cards   08 Jan 2019
NVIDIA's Linux Driver Saw Some Nice Performance Gains...   Display Drivers   29 Dec 2018
The GPU Compute Performance From The NVIDIA GeForce...   Graphics Cards   25 Dec 2018
Initial Linux Benchmarks Of The NVIDIA TITAN RTX...   Graphics Cards   22 Dec 2018
RadeonSI Gallium3D Made Some More OpenGL Performance...   Display Drivers   21 Dec 2018
The RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Performance Over 2018   Display Drivers   20 Dec 2018
AMD Radeon RX 590 Linux Benchmarks, 18-Way NVIDIA/AMD...   Graphics Cards   07 Dec 2018
Radeon Vulkan Driver Benchmarks: AMDVLK 2018.4.2 vs....   Display Drivers   25 Nov 2018
AMDGPU+RADV Linux Gaming On GCN 1.0/1.1, 25-Way...   Linux Gaming   24 Nov 2018
NVIDIA & AMD Linux Gaming Performance For Total...   Linux Gaming   22 Nov 2018
20-Way AMD / NVIDIA Linux Gaming Benchmarks For The...   Linux Gaming   18 Nov 2018
16-Way Graphics Card Comparison With Valve's Steam...   Linux Gaming   06 Nov 2018
RADV vs. AMDVLK vs. Radeon Software Vulkan Driver...   Display Drivers   04 Oct 2018
12-Way Intel / AMD Integrated Graphics Linux Tests On...   Display Drivers   28 Sep 2018
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 To RTX 2080 Ti Graphics/Compute...   Graphics Cards   20 Sep 2018
Initial NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Linux Benchmarks   Graphics Cards   19 Sep 2018
September 2018 Drivers: The Current Linux Performance...   Display Drivers   11 Sep 2018
The Tighter NVIDIA GeForce vs. AMD Radeon Linux Gaming...   Display Drivers   28 Aug 2018
AMDGPU-PRO 18.30 Pro/Open vs. Upstream Mesa...   Display Drivers   23 Aug 2018
A Fresh Look At The NVIDIA vs. Radeon Linux...   Linux Gaming   20 Aug 2018
SIGGRAPH 2018: OpenCL-Next Taking Shape, Vulkan...   Software   13 Aug 2018
20-Way NVIDIA/AMD Vulkan Linux Gaming Performance...   Linux Gaming   26 Jul 2018
Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance For Linux Games   Linux Gaming   14 Jul 2018
Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Linux With OpenGL/Vulkan On GTX...   Display Drivers   28 Jun 2018
Radeon Software 18.20 vs. Mesa 18.2 RadeonSI/RADV...   Display Drivers   26 Jun 2018
Core i7 8700K vs. Ryzen 7 2700X For Vulkan Gaming With...   Linux Gaming   11 Jun 2018
25-Way NVIDIA/AMD Linux Graphics Comparison For...   Linux Gaming   10 Jun 2018
NVIDIA vs. AMD Linux GPU Performance For THRONES OF...   Linux Gaming   07 Jun 2018
macOS 10.13 vs. Windows 10 vs....   Operating Systems   06 Jun 2018
Dota 2 Vulkan Performance Across MacOS, Windows 10...   Linux Gaming   05 Jun 2018
Clear Linux Now Offers Radeon Mesa Graphics Support,...   Operating Systems   02 Jun 2018
Ryzen 7 2700 / Ryzen 7 2700X / Core i7 8700K Linux...   Linux Gaming   21 May 2018
RADV vs. AMDGPU-PRO vs. AMDVLK Vulkan Linux Driver...   Display Drivers   08 May 2018
Radeon Software 18.10 vs. Mesa 18.2 RADV/RadeonSI...   Display Drivers   03 May 2018
Core i7 8700K vs. Ryzen 7 2700X With Rise of The Tomb...   Linux Gaming   26 Apr 2018
20-Way NVIDIA GeForce / AMD Radeon GPU Comparison For...   Linux Gaming   19 Apr 2018
Rise of the Tomb Raider Linux Performance On AMD...   Linux Gaming   19 Apr 2018
RADV vs. AMDVLK Vulkan Drivers Continue Stiff...   Display Drivers   18 Apr 2018
NVIDIA 396.18 Linux Benchmarks, Testing Their New...   Display Drivers   11 Apr 2018
Radeon GPUs Are Increasingly Competing With NVIDIA...   Linux Gaming   19 Mar 2018

Vulkan Linux News

AMDVLK 2021.Q2.2 Driver Re-Released   Radeon   13 May 2021
Qualcomm Adreno 660 Support Published For Open-Source...   Hardware   13 May 2021
AMD Publishes Radeon Rays 4.1 As Open-Source   Radeon   11 May 2021
NVIDIA Adding Experimental Vulkan Support For...   NVIDIA   10 May 2021
Qt 6.1 Released With More Modules Ported To Qt6   Qt   06 May 2021
Turnip Vulkan Driver Continues Maturing, Correctly...   Mesa   06 May 2021
Mesa 21.1 Released With RADV Variable Rate Shading,...   Mesa   05 May 2021
VMware Prepares Linux Driver For Next-Gen Virtual GPU   Virtualization   05 May 2021
Intel's Linux Vulkan Driver Adds Fragment Shading Rate...   Intel   03 May 2021
Early Gallium3D Work Has Begun Around Apple's M1 GPU...   Mesa   02 May 2021
Intel Proposes Calibrated Timestamps As It Works...   Vulkan   02 May 2021
New, Updated Benchmarks For April From WRF To Chia +...   Phoronix Test Suite   02 May 2021
Hypocrite Commits, Rocket Lake Benchmarks, Arch's New...   Phoronix   01 May 2021
IWOCL + SYCLcon 2021 Slides/Videos Published For Lots...   Linux Events   29 Apr 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.2 Brings Minor Improvements But No...   Radeon   28 Apr 2021
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Now Correctly Rendering......   Mesa   27 Apr 2021
OpenCL 3.0.7 Released With New Extensions   Standards   26 Apr 2021
Vulkan 1.2.177 Released To Help Graphics Translation...   Vulkan   26 Apr 2021
LunarG Is Hiring Another Graphics Driver Engineer   Free Software   25 Apr 2021
Blender's "Cycles X" Showing Nice...   Free Software   23 Apr 2021
Mesa Git Now Allows Building The Open-Source AMD RADV...   Radeon   23 Apr 2021
VKD3D-Proton 2.3 Released With Early DXR Support,...   Valve   22 Apr 2021
GRVK 0.4 Released For Running AMD's Mantle API Over...   Vulkan   21 Apr 2021
Blender Planning Vulkan Support This Year, Other...   Free Software   20 Apr 2021
Khronos Ratifies KTX 2.0   Standards   20 Apr 2021
AMD Releases Radeon Software Linux Driver With Vulkan...   Radeon   20 Apr 2021
Mesa RADV Driver Fixes Memory Leak Affecting Metro...   Mesa   20 Apr 2021
Google Deprecating RenderScript In Favor Of Vulkan...   Google   19 Apr 2021
Vulkan 1.2.176 Released With...   Vulkan   19 Apr 2021
David Airlie Tries DOOM On CPU-Based Lavapipe Vulkan   Mesa   19 Apr 2021
More Progress Is Made Understanding Apple's M1 GPU,...   Mesa   18 Apr 2021
Mesa's Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Makes...   Radeon   16 Apr 2021
Mesa 21.2 Begins Seeing Intel Xe-HP Graphics Driver...   Intel   16 Apr 2021
Mesa 21.1-rc1 Released With RADV Optimizations, Faster...   Mesa   14 Apr 2021
NVIDIA 465.24.02 Linux Driver Released As Stable   NVIDIA   14 Apr 2021
Mesa's Virgl Straps On A Simple Disk Cache   Mesa   14 Apr 2021
Vulkan Video Arrives For New Industry-Standard Video...   Vulkan   13 Apr 2021
Vulkan 1.2.175 Published With Many New Extensions   Vulkan   13 Apr 2021
Radeon Vulkan Driver Adds Option Of Rendering Less For...   Radeon   10 Apr 2021
X.Org Server Git Lands Support For...   NVIDIA   09 Apr 2021
Google's VirtIO-GPU "Venus" Vulkan Driver...   Mesa   08 Apr 2021
Initial Apple M1 SoC Support Aims For Linux 5.13...   Hardware   08 Apr 2021
Mesa 21.1's Lavapipe Now Teases Vulkan 1.1 On CPUs   Mesa   07 Apr 2021
Mesa 21.0.2 Released With Lavapipe Fixes, Improved AMD...   Mesa   07 Apr 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.1 Finally Adds Navi 12 Support   Radeon   07 Apr 2021
VirtIO-GPU Vulkan Driver Looks To Go Upstream In Mesa   Mesa   05 Apr 2021
Two Decade Old RTS Game Rolls Out v4.0 Update With...   Linux Gaming   05 Apr 2021
Zink Lands Threaded Context Support For A Big Speed...   Mesa   02 Apr 2021
Proton 6.3-1 Released With More Windows Games Now...   Valve   01 Apr 2021
Intel's Vulkan Driver Adds Conservative Rasterization...   Intel   01 Apr 2021
Intel Graphics Compiler 1.0.6748 Released With CM-CL...   Intel   01 Apr 2021
Linux 5.12 Corruption, GNOME 40, AMD Milan, Rust In...   Phoronix   01 Apr 2021
NVIDIA 465.19.01 Linux Beta Driver Released   NVIDIA   30 Mar 2021
The Most Exciting Open-Source Graphics Driver News...   Mesa   29 Mar 2021
Another Intel Gen12 Performance Optimization Coming...   Intel   26 Mar 2021
Lavapipe CPU-Based Vulkan Performance Looking Good...   Mesa   26 Mar 2021
Mesa's Intel Vulkan Driver Introduces A Null Hardware...   Mesa   26 Mar 2021
PanVK Started For Open-Source Vulkan On Arm Mali GPUs   Mesa   25 Mar 2021
Mesa 21.0.1 Released, 20.3.5 Issued To Close Out The...   Mesa   24 Mar 2021
AMD Is Trying To Optimize Their Gallium3D Driver Even...   Radeon   24 Mar 2021
V3DV Pipeline Caching Work Leads To Greater Raspberry...   Mesa   23 Mar 2021
Mesa 21.1 Will Aim To Be Out By Mid-May   Mesa   23 Mar 2021
Proposal Raised For Dropping Mesa's Classic OpenGL...   Mesa   22 Mar 2021
Vulkan 1.2.173 Comes With New Extensions For Google's...   Vulkan   22 Mar 2021
Qt 6.1 Beta 2 Released, Qt-Project.org Called For...   Qt   21 Mar 2021
GNOME 40 Release Candidate Arrives Ahead Of Next...   GNOME   19 Mar 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.6 Released With Radeon RX 6700 XT...   Radeon   19 Mar 2021
Zink OpenGL-Over-Vulkan Still Has ~200 Patches To...   Mesa   19 Mar 2021
Radeon Software For Linux 20.50 Released With RX 6700...   Radeon   18 Mar 2021
NVIDIA 460.67 Linux Driver Brings A Few Fixes, 5.11...   NVIDIA   18 Mar 2021
Standalone XWayland Makes It For Ubuntu 21.04 Along...   Ubuntu   18 Mar 2021
RADV Lands Another Navi Optimization In Mesa 21.1 To...   Radeon   17 Mar 2021
V3DV Vulkan Driver Enjoys More Optimizations To Help...   Mesa   16 Mar 2021
GRVK 0.3 Released For Continuing To Implement AMD's...   Vulkan   14 Mar 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.5 Released With Synchronization2,...   Radeon   12 Mar 2021
Mesa 21.0 Released With Numerous RADV Improvements,...   Mesa   11 Mar 2021
Proton Experimental Updated, VKD3D-Proton Moving...   Valve   11 Mar 2021
Mesa 21.0 Aiming For Release Tomorrow With Windows...   Mesa   10 Mar 2021
Mesa 21.1 Addresses Issue Of Gallium Nine Often...   Mesa   07 Mar 2021
Intel Tiger Lake Xe Graphics On Linux 5.12 Git, Mesa...   Intel   05 Mar 2021
Even In 2021, Intel Squeezes Some Very Nice...   Intel   04 Mar 2021
Radeon R600 Gallium3D Flips On OpenGL 4.5 For NIR...   Radeon   03 Mar 2021
Gallium Nine Still Seeing Improvements In 2021 For...   Mesa   03 Mar 2021
Qt 6.1 Beta Released With Porting More Modules To Qt6   Qt   02 Mar 2021
Intel Looking To Upstream A Proper SPIR-V Compute...   Intel   02 Mar 2021
RADV Vulkan Driver Adds Option To Force Smart Access...   Radeon   02 Mar 2021
DXVK 1.8.1 Released With More Performance, Game Fixes   Linux Gaming   01 Mar 2021
Radeon ROCm Updates Documentation Reinforcing Focus On...   Radeon   01 Mar 2021
helloSystem, System76 Keyboard + Linux 5.11/5.12...   Phoronix   01 Mar 2021
Vulkan 1.2.171 Released With New Extension For...   Vulkan   01 Mar 2021
There's Finally An Easy Way To Track Mesa's OpenCL...   Mesa   01 Mar 2021
Vulkan Ray-Tracing Along With Other New/Updated...   Phoronix Test Suite   28 Feb 2021
Mesa Flips On OpenGL Threading For Valheim To Deliver...   Mesa   27 Feb 2021
Mageia 8 Released - Flips On AMDGPU For Older GCN...   Operating Systems   26 Feb 2021
GTK 4 Toolkit's New OpenGL Renderer Is Maturing Well   GNOME   26 Feb 2021
NVIDIA 460.56 Linux Driver Released With GeForce RTX...   NVIDIA   25 Feb 2021
Lavapipe CPU-Based Vulkan Ported To Windows   Mesa   25 Feb 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.4 Brings More Performance Tuning   Radeon   25 Feb 2021
Radeon RADV Driver Enables Displayable DCC For Some...   Radeon   23 Feb 2021
Mesa 21.0-RC5 Released For Testing This Q1'2021...   Mesa   20 Feb 2021