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

Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Looking Quite Good & Shining...   Display Drivers   06 May 2022
Vulkan 1.3 Released With Dynamic Rendering In Core,...   Display Drivers   25 Jan 2022
HITMAN 3 Runs Well On Linux With Steam Play -...   Linux Gaming   24 Jan 2022
AMD Radeon Open-Source Linux GPU Driver Performance:...   Display Drivers   07 Jan 2022
Mesa's RADV Vulkan Driver Holds A Narrowing Lead Over...   Display Drivers   30 Dec 2021
Vulkan vs. OpenGL Performance For Counter-Strike:...   Linux Gaming   15 Dec 2021
Zink Is Ending 2021 In Fantastic Shape For OpenGL Over...   Display Drivers   30 Nov 2021
Intel Tiger Lake Performance Looking Even Better With...   Operating Systems   04 Oct 2021
Zink Mesa 21.3-dev Benchmarks - Increasingly Capable...   Display Drivers   23 Aug 2021
AMD RDNA2 Vulkan: RADV vs. RADV+NGGC vs. AMDVLK vs....   Display Drivers   17 Aug 2021
GeForce RTX 30 vs. AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series Vulkan...   Display Drivers   13 Aug 2021
Radeon RX 6600/6700/6800 XT: RADV vs. PRO Vulkan...   Display Drivers   11 Aug 2021
Mesa RADV vs. AMDVLK Radeon Vulkan Performance For...   Display Drivers   23 Jul 2021
Linux Gaming Performance With Radeon Vulkan NGG...   Display Drivers   16 Jul 2021
Left 4 Dead 2 Vulkan Performance With Radeon Graphics...   Linux Gaming   23 Jun 2021
GravityMark OpenGL/Vulkan Performance For NVIDIA RTX...   Display Drivers   18 Jun 2021
NVIDIA Resizable BAR Performance - A Big Boost For...   Display Drivers   17 Jun 2021
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

Vulkan Linux News

NVIDIA Updates Legacy 470 & 390 Series Linux...   NVIDIA   16 May 2022
Raspberry Pi's Vulkan Driver Has Been Adding More...   Vulkan   16 May 2022
Mesa's Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Indirect Ray-Tracing...   Mesa   16 May 2022
Qualcomm MSM Driver With Linux 5.19 Adds DSC, Preps...   Linux Kernel   15 May 2022
Valve Developer Starts Poking At Open-Source...   Radeon   13 May 2022
AMD Graphics Driver Surpassing 4 Million Lines Of Code...   Linux Kernel   12 May 2022
Godot 4.0 Alpha 8 Game Engine Released With Some Nice...   Linux Gaming   12 May 2022
More AMD RDNA3 Code Prepared For Linux 5.19, RADV...   Radeon   12 May 2022
NVIDIA CUDA 11.7 Brings Lazy Loading, Open GPU Kernel...   NVIDIA   12 May 2022
Mesa 22.1-rc5 Released With Dozens Of Fixes For Zink,...   Mesa   11 May 2022
Vulkan 1.3.213 Released With Minor Ray-Tracing Update,...   Vulkan   10 May 2022
Initial AMD GFX11 / RDNA3 Support Lands In Mesa, RADV...   Mesa   10 May 2022
Improved Vulkan Profiling Support For Raspberry Pi's...   Mesa   09 May 2022
Apple M1 Mesa Code Begins To Run glmark2   Apple   09 May 2022
RADV's Vulkan Ray-Tracing LBVH Extended Back To All...   Radeon   08 May 2022
Linux 5.19 Intel Graphics Preps Firmed Up Alchemist...   Intel   08 May 2022
AMD Begins Working On "GFX11" Support For...   Radeon   05 May 2022
Linux NTFS, Ryzen 7 5800X3D, Mesa 22.1 & Other...   Phoronix   01 May 2022
Mesa 22.1-rc3 Released With Backports For Intel Raptor...   Mesa   27 Apr 2022
X.Org XDC + WineConf Joint Conference Announced For...   X.Org   27 Apr 2022
NVIDIA 510.68.02 Released As A Minor Bug Fix Update   NVIDIA   26 Apr 2022
RADV Exploring "A Driver On The GPU" In...   Radeon   25 Apr 2022
SDL 2.0.22 Released With New APIs, Continued Wayland...   Linux Gaming   25 Apr 2022
RADV LBVH Ray-Tracing Code Lands In Mesa 22.2   Radeon   24 Apr 2022
Mesa On Windows Continues Improving: Dzn Dynamic...   Mesa   22 Apr 2022
Mesa 22.0.2 Released With Many Intel / Radeon / Zink...   Mesa   22 Apr 2022
Proton 7.0-2 Released For Getting More Windows Games...   Valve   21 Apr 2022
Raptor Lake P Lands In Mesa For Intel's OpenGL/Vulkan...   Intel   21 Apr 2022
Mesa 22.1-rc2 Released With Many Zink, Intel, AMD...   Mesa   21 Apr 2022
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Making Progress On Windows,...   Mesa   20 Apr 2022
Initial SPIR-V Backend Code Lands In LLVM 15   LLVM   20 Apr 2022
Box86 0.2.6 / Box64 0.1.8 Released With Working Steam...   Free Software   16 Apr 2022
Mesa 22.1-rc1 Brings Radeon Vulkan Enhancements,...   Mesa   14 Apr 2022
Mesa 22.1 Begins Steps To Release Next Month With...   Mesa   14 Apr 2022
Blender Cycles Rendering Support For Intel Arc Via...   Intel   13 Apr 2022
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Has Many Improvements With Mesa...   Mesa   13 Apr 2022
NVIDIA Publishes Signed Ampere Firmware To Finally...   NVIDIA   11 Apr 2022
Intel Arctic Sound M Support Added To Mesa 22.1...   Intel   08 Apr 2022
New NVIDIA Open-Source Linux Kernel Graphics Driver...   NVIDIA   08 Apr 2022
"Kopper" Merged Into Mesa As A Big Win For...   Mesa   07 Apr 2022
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Ready With Mesa 22.0, Early Intel Arc...   Mesa   06 Apr 2022
Mesa 22.1 Open-Source Vulkan Drivers Prepare Support...   Mesa   06 Apr 2022
AMDVLK 2022.Q2.1 Released With Fixes, New Extension   Radeon   06 Apr 2022
Unreal Engine 5 Officially Released   Linux Gaming   05 Apr 2022
Vulkan 1.3.211 Brings Another Extension To Help Zink...   Vulkan   05 Apr 2022
Radeon RADV LBVH Patches Take One Vulkan Ray-Tracing...   Radeon   05 Apr 2022
Mesa 22.1 Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Ray Primitive...   Radeon   04 Apr 2022
Linux 5.18 Preparations, AMD Servers, Spectre BHI...   Phoronix   02 Apr 2022
XWayland 22.1.1 Released - Fixes Some Windowed Apps...   X.Org   31 Mar 2022
Mesa 22.0.1 Released With Many Fixes, AMD...   Mesa   29 Mar 2022
Vulkan 1.3.210 Released With Two Notable Extensions   Vulkan   29 Mar 2022
Open-Source Radeon Vulkan Driver Ray-Tracing Gets A...   Radeon   28 Mar 2022
DXVK 1.10.1 Released With Initial Support For Shared...   Linux Gaming   26 Mar 2022
Wine 7.5 Released With HLSL Compiler Support For...   WINE   25 Mar 2022
"Dozen" Merged Into Mesa For Implementing...   Mesa   25 Mar 2022
AMD's GPUOpen Releases Vulkan Memory Allocator 3.0   Vulkan   25 Mar 2022
NVIDIA Working On Support For Valve's Gamescope...   Valve   24 Mar 2022
Intel IGC 1.0.10713 Adds Ray-Tracing Support   Intel   24 Mar 2022
Imagination PowerVR Rogue GPU Vulkan Driver Merged...   Mesa   23 Mar 2022
Imagination Posts Original Driver Code For PowerVR...   Hardware   23 Mar 2022
Intel Adds A Tiny OpenCL Compiler To Mesa 22.1 For...   Intel   21 Mar 2022
Mesa's CPU-Based Software Vulkan Driver Now Exposes...   Vulkan   21 Mar 2022
Patches Pending That Bring Vulkan 1.3 To Lavapipe   Mesa   19 Mar 2022
Raspberry Pi "V3D" OpenGL Driver Improving...   Mesa   18 Mar 2022
Mesa Shader Cache Environment Variable Controls...   Mesa   17 Mar 2022
Mesa's Lavapipe Vulkan Software Implementation Adds...   Mesa   16 Mar 2022
RADV Driver Adds Support For Valve's New VKD3D-Proton...   Radeon   15 Mar 2022
PanVK Pulls Back From Advertising Vulkan 1.1 For Now   Mesa   15 Mar 2022
Microsoft Makes The DirectStorage API Officially...   Microsoft   14 Mar 2022
Radeon Vulkan Driver "RADV" Adds...   Radeon   13 Mar 2022
AMD Linux Kernel Graphics Driver Closing In On 4...   Radeon   13 Mar 2022
Wine 7.4 Released With VKD3D Bundled,...   WINE   11 Mar 2022
Mesa 22.0 Released With Vulkan 1.3, Many Open-Source...   Mesa   09 Mar 2022
Microsoft Wants To Add DirectX + HLSL Support To The...   Microsoft   09 Mar 2022
Panfrost's Vulkan Driver Progressing On Compute...   Mesa   09 Mar 2022
Godot 4.0 Alpha 4 Released With OpenXR Support In...   Linux Gaming   08 Mar 2022
Vulkan 1.3.207 Brings Another New Extension From Valve   Vulkan   08 Mar 2022
Vulkan Ready To Take On Safety-Critical Market With...   Vulkan   08 Mar 2022
DXVK-NVAPI 0.5.3 Released To Improve NVIDIA API...   Valve   06 Mar 2022
Raspberry Pi V3D Driver Enables Anisotropic Filtering   Mesa   06 Mar 2022
Imagination Tech Publishes Open-Source PowerVR Vulkan...   Vulkan   04 Mar 2022
DXVK 1.10 Released With More Performance Improvements   Linux Gaming   04 Mar 2022
VKD3D-Proton 2.6 Released With Many Fixes, Shader...   Vulkan   04 Mar 2022
Mesa's Venus VirtIO-GPU Vulkan Driver Adds Code To...   Mesa   04 Mar 2022
VKD3D 1.3 Being Prepared For Release   WINE   02 Mar 2022
Microsoft Has Another Go At Their DirectX Linux Kernel...   Microsoft   02 Mar 2022
NZXT Developing Some Sort Of New Vulkan-Supported...   Vulkan   24 Feb 2022
MythTV 32 Released With Vulkan Rendering, Tons Of...   Multimedia   24 Feb 2022
AMDGPU X.Org 22.0 Driver Released With...   Radeon   23 Feb 2022
Intel Vulkan Driver Lands Fix Allowing More Newer...   Intel   23 Feb 2022
Unreal Engine 5 Preview 1 Released With Rendering...   Linux Gaming   23 Feb 2022
AMDVLK 2022.Q1.3 Vulkan Driver Released With A Few...   Radeon   23 Feb 2022
LLVMpipe/Lavapipe Patches Land To Allow For Greater...   Mesa   21 Feb 2022
AMD Quietly Working On New Linux GPU Driver Support...   Radeon   18 Feb 2022
FFmpeg Finally Retires XvMC Hardware Acceleration Code   Multimedia   17 Feb 2022
Linux On The Apple M1 Preparing Better Performance...   Apple   16 Feb 2022
Radeon Vulkan Driver Lands Dynamic VRS To Help With...   Radeon   16 Feb 2022
NVIDIA 510.54 Linux Driver Released   NVIDIA   14 Feb 2022
Raspberry Pi's Vulkan Driver Likely To See Better...   Mesa   14 Feb 2022
Microsoft Adds Residency Management To Mesa's D3D12...   Mesa   11 Feb 2022