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

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 1.1 Released As The First Major Update To This...   Display Drivers   07 Mar 2018
Vulkan Is Now Available On macOS/iOS By MoltenVK Being...   Operating Systems   26 Feb 2018
AMD Raven Ridge Graphics On Linux vs. Lower-End NVIDIA...   Graphics Cards   16 Feb 2018
AMD Vega 8 Graphics Performance On Linux With The...   Graphics Cards   14 Feb 2018
Ryzen 5 2400G Radeon Vega Linux OpenGL/Vulkan Gaming...   Processors   13 Feb 2018
RADV Radeon Vulkan Driver Is Still A Better Bet Than...   Display Drivers   12 Feb 2018

Vulkan Linux News

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
VKD3D-Proton 2.2 Released With Tier 1 Variable Rate...   Vulkan   19 Feb 2021
With OpenGL 4.6 Achieved, Zink Working CTS Fixes,...   Mesa   19 Feb 2021
Portal 2 Sees A Vulkan Renderer Added Via DXVK   Valve   19 Feb 2021
DXVK 1.8 Released With Support For More Direct3D Games   Linux Gaming   19 Feb 2021
GTK 4.2 Releasing Next Month With Likely Introducing A...   GNOME   18 Feb 2021
The Vulkan API Is Now Five Years Old And Enjoying...   Vulkan   16 Feb 2021
Zink With Mesa 21.1 Now Advertises OpenGL 4.6   Mesa   16 Feb 2021
Vulkan 1.2.170 Released With VK_KHR_synchronization2   Vulkan   15 Feb 2021
Zink Now Supports OpenGL 4.5 Over Vulkan With Mesa...   Mesa   11 Feb 2021
Mesa's LLVMpipe Flips On ARB_gl_spirv, Help Sought For...   Mesa   11 Feb 2021
Zink On Mesa 21.1-devel Now Achieves OpenGL 4.3 Over...   Mesa   10 Feb 2021
There's Finally A Decent Vulkan Ray-Tracing Benchmark   Vulkan   09 Feb 2021
The State of Apache OpenOffice As Of Early 2021   Free Software   08 Feb 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.3 Brings Performance Tuning For War...   Radeon   08 Feb 2021
RADV Preference On Spilling Buffers To Help Discrete...   Radeon   07 Feb 2021
Mageia 8 RC1 Brings AMDGPU For GCN 1.0/1.1, NVIDIA...   Operating Systems   07 Feb 2021
LibreSOC Still Striving To Produce An Open-Source...   Hardware   06 Feb 2021
Zink Can Now Run On Lavapipe But You Really Want To...   Mesa   05 Feb 2021
VKD3D-Proton Working On Variable Rate Shading   Linux Gaming   04 Feb 2021
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Now Works Atop NVIDIA's Linux...   Mesa   03 Feb 2021
Intel Linux Driver Patches Yield 10~63% Faster...   Intel   03 Feb 2021
Raspberry Pi's V3DV Vulkan Driver Has Been Picking Up...   Mesa   03 Feb 2021
Godot 4.0 Game Engine Seeing Many Exciting CPU / GPU...   Linux Gaming   03 Feb 2021
Mesa Vulkan Drivers Get A Common Dispatch Framework...   Mesa   02 Feb 2021
Linux 5.11, Pyston, Wayland & Other January...   Phoronix   01 Feb 2021
Wine 6.1 Brings VKD3D 1.2 Support, Improvement For...   WINE   29 Jan 2021
Mesa 21.0 Gearing Up To Ship As Soon As Next Week For...   Mesa   29 Jan 2021
Open-Source NVIDIA Changes Sent In For Linux 5.12   Nouveau   29 Jan 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.2 Brings More Radeon RX 6000 Series...   Radeon   29 Jan 2021
Ubuntu 21.04 Will Try To Use Wayland By Default   Ubuntu   28 Jan 2021
NVIDIA 460.39 Linux Driver Brings RTX 30 Laptop...   NVIDIA   26 Jan 2021
VKD3D-Proton Begins Working On DirectX 12 Ray-Tracing...   Vulkan   25 Jan 2021
Vulkan 1.2.168 Released With Two New Extensions   Vulkan   25 Jan 2021
GTK4 Toolkit Seeing More Improvements To Its OpenGL...   GNOME   24 Jan 2021
Apple M1 Open-Source GPU Bring-Up Sees An Early...   Free Software   22 Jan 2021
Zink OpenGL On Vulkan Now Supports OpenGL 4.2 With...   Mesa   21 Jan 2021
Vulkan Wayland Compositors Are Nearing Reality   Vulkan   20 Jan 2021
Initial Patches Posted For Bringing Up The Linux...   Linux Kernel   20 Jan 2021
Mesa's R600 Driver Nears Feature Complete NIR Support...   Radeon   20 Jan 2021
Radeon Vulkan "RADV" Driver Saw Many...   Mesa   16 Jan 2021
Linus Torvalds Decides To Land NVIDIA RTX 30...   Linux Kernel   15 Jan 2021
Proton 5.13-5 Now Available With Cyberpunk 2077 Fixes,...   Valve   15 Jan 2021
Open-Source "Nouveau" Driver Now Supports...   Nouveau   14 Jan 2021
Wine 6.0 Released With A Plethora Of Improvements For...   WINE   14 Jan 2021
Intel "Compute Walker" Support Lands For Xe...   Intel   14 Jan 2021
Vulkan SDK Now Formally Available For Apple Platforms...   Vulkan   13 Jan 2021
Open-Source NVIDIA Support For Recent GPUs Is Poor But...   Nouveau   12 Jan 2021
Radeon "RADV" Vulkan Driver Adds Sparse...   Radeon   11 Jan 2021
Blackberry Is Bringing Vulkan To QNX   Vulkan   11 Jan 2021
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.1 Brings Switchable Graphics Layer,...   Radeon   08 Jan 2021
NVIDIA 460.32.03 Linux Driver Released With Official...   NVIDIA   07 Jan 2021
RadeonSI Gallium3D Adds Radeon GPU Profiler Support   Radeon   07 Jan 2021
NVIDIA Prepares XWayland OpenGL/Vulkan Acceleration...   NVIDIA   07 Jan 2021
Freedreno In Mesa 21.0 Flips On OpenGL 3.3 Support   Mesa   07 Jan 2021
AMD's "AMDVLK" Vulkan Driver Making It...   Radeon   06 Jan 2021
Zink With Mesa 21.0 Now Exposes OpenGL 4.1   Mesa   05 Jan 2021
RADV Vulkan Driver Begins Landing Optimizations For...   Radeon   04 Jan 2021
New + Updated Benchmarks For December 2020   Phoronix Test Suite   03 Jan 2021
Some Linux/Open-Source Letdowns Last For Years   Free Software   01 Jan 2021
Mesa Enjoyed A Record-Setting Year With Intel G3D...   Mesa   01 Jan 2021
Panfrost Gallium3D Seeing Some Work Towards Clover...   Mesa   01 Jan 2021
Happy New Year! A Look Back At The Most Popular...   Phoronix   31 Dec 2020
The Most Popular NVIDIA Linux News + Milestones Of...   NVIDIA   30 Dec 2020
Valve Continued Doing A Lot For Linux Gaming &...   Valve   30 Dec 2020
New Intel Linux Features, Timely Hardware Support...   Intel   30 Dec 2020
Mesa's Freedreno Gallium3D Now Exposes OpenGL 3.2...   Mesa   29 Dec 2020
AMD Wowed Linux Users In 2020 With Their Fantastic Zen...   AMD   29 Dec 2020
2020 Was Another Interesting Year For Microsoft Around...   Microsoft   28 Dec 2020
Zink OpenGL-On-Vulkan Lands Tessellation Shader...   Mesa   23 Dec 2020
Microsoft Adds SPIR-V To DXIL Library In Mesa - With A...   Microsoft   22 Dec 2020
Lavapipe Continues Advancing CPU-Based Vulkan - Now...   Mesa   21 Dec 2020
Mesa 20.3.1 Released With Several RADV Fixes, Other...   Mesa   16 Dec 2020
GTK 4.0 Toolkit Officially Released   GNOME   16 Dec 2020
NVIDIA CUDA 11.2 Released For Further Enhancing Its...   NVIDIA   16 Dec 2020
GTK4 To Bring Better & Faster macOS Support   GNOME   15 Dec 2020
There's Finally An Experimental Driver For Native...   WINE   15 Dec 2020
NVIDIA 460.27.04 Linux Beta Driver Has Ray-Tracing,...   NVIDIA   15 Dec 2020
Vulkan SDK, Tooling, Samples & Developer Guide...   Vulkan   15 Dec 2020
AMDVLK 2020.Q4.6 Released With New Vulkan Extensions,...   Radeon   15 Dec 2020
RADV Vulkan Driver Enables Fragment Shading Rate...   Radeon   15 Dec 2020
VKD3D-Proton 2.1 Released With Improved GPU-Bound...   Valve   14 Dec 2020
AMD Smart Access Memory / Resizable BAR On Linux Still...   Radeon   13 Dec 2020
Raspberry Pi OpenGL Driver Seeing Faster Blit Support...   Mesa   10 Dec 2020
Vulkan Comes To Apple Silicon GPUs / M1 By Means Of...   Vulkan   10 Dec 2020
AMD Opens Up The Code To Its Radeon Memory Visualizer   Radeon   09 Dec 2020
Qt 6.0 Officially Released   Qt   08 Dec 2020
The 10 Most Interesting Features Of Linux 5.10   Linux Kernel   08 Dec 2020
Vulkan 1.2.164 Released With Valve's Extension For...   Vulkan   07 Dec 2020