DXVK implements the Direct3D 9/10/11 APIs atop the Vulkan graphics API for use on Linux. DXVK is used by Valve's Steam Play (Proton) for accelerating Direct3D games on Linux.

DXVK Articles & Reviews

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D Linux Gaming Performance   Processors   2023-03-02
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 / RTX 4090 Linux Performance   Graphics Cards   2023-02-16
Left 4 Dead 2 Vulkan Performance With Radeon Graphics On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-06-23
OpenGL vs. Vulkan Performance For Portal 2 With Radeon Linux Graphics   Linux Gaming   2021-02-20
Mesa 21.0-devel RADV vs. AMDVLK 2021.Q1.1 Vulkan Driver Performance   Display Drivers   2021-01-13
AMD Radeon Linux Gaming Performance On Mesa 20.1 Looking Good With RADV+ACO   Display Drivers   2020-05-04
NVIDIA RTX 2060 / 2070 / 2080 SUPER Linux Gaming Performance - 26 GPUs Benchmarked   Graphics Cards   2019-09-26
NVIDIA/AMD Linux Gaming Performance For Hitman 2 On Steam Play   Linux Gaming   2019-05-02
DiRT Rally 2.0 Linux NVIDIA vs. AMD Radeon 18-Way Steam Play Benchmarks   Linux Gaming   2019-03-04
Mesa 19.0 RADV vs. AMDVLK 2019.Q1.2 vs. Radeon Software 18.50 Linux Vulkan Performance   Linux Gaming   2019-01-17
RadeonSI Gallium3D Made Some More OpenGL Performance Gains This Year   Display Drivers   2018-12-21
16-Way Graphics Card Comparison With Valve's Steam Play For Windows Games On Linux   Linux Gaming   2018-11-06

DXVK Linux & Open-Source News

Valve Is A Wonderful Upstream Contributor To Linux & The Open-Source Community   Valve   2023-09-22
VKD3D-Proton 2.10 Released With More Performance Improvements, Game/Driver Workarounds   Valve   2023-09-11
DXVK-NVAPI 0.6.4 Implements HDR Support Via DXVK   Valve   2023-09-09
DXVK 2.3 Brings Presentation Improvements, More Game Fixes, "hideNvidiaGpu" Option   Valve   2023-09-04
CrossOver 23 Enables EA App On Linux, Many Fixes   Linux Gaming   2023-08-16
Casefolding For Bcachefs File-System Posted   Linux Storage   2023-08-13
NVK Merge Request Opened For Landing Open-Source NVIDIA Vulkan Driver In Mesa   Nouveau   2023-07-26
Proton 8.0-3 Released With More Windows Games Running On Linux, Fixes   Valve   2023-07-21
What's Excited Open-Source Enthusiasts & Linux Users The Most So Far In 2023   Phoronix   2023-06-30
RADV Lands Fragment Shader Interlock Support - Useful For Emulators, DXVK & VKD3D   Radeon   2023-06-26
Vulkan 1.3.254 Published With Another Extension Drafted By Valve   Vulkan   2023-06-16
RadeonSI ACO Code Lands More Functionality   Mesa   2023-06-04
Mesa "Terakan" Driver Aims To Provide Vulkan Support For Old Radeon HD 6000 Series   Radeon   2023-05-19
DXVK 2.2 Released With D3D11On12 Support, Many Game Fixes   Valve   2023-05-12
NVIDIA RTX Remix 0.2 Released + Remix Runtime Bridge Open-Sourced   NVIDIA   2023-05-12
Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Enables GPL By Default While Hiding Mesh Shaders   Intel   2023-05-10
D8VK v1.0 Released For Running Direct3D 8 Games Atop Vulkan   Linux Gaming   2023-05-10
AMDVLK 2023.Q2.1 Brings Mesh Shaders, Several New Vulkan Extensions   Radeon   2023-04-19
Intel Vulkan Linux Driver Lands Graphics Pipeline Library Support   Intel   2023-04-18
Proton 8.0-1 Published With More Games Now Running On Steam Play   Valve   2023-04-17
Renewed Work For ACO Compiler Support With The RadeonSI Gallium3D Driver   Radeon   2023-04-17
NVIDIA RTX-Remix 0.1 Released For Adding Path Tracing To Classic Games   NVIDIA   2023-04-12
RADV Sees Experimental Fragment Shader Interlock - Important For Emulators, D3D12   Radeon   2023-04-04
Intel Linux Improvements, AMD openSIL, Zen 4 3D V-Cache & Other March Highlights   Phoronix   2023-04-02
New AMD Ryzen CPUs, Intel Sapphire Rapids, Rust Adoption & More In Q1   Phoronix   2023-03-31
FEX 2303 Released For Improving Linux x86_64 Gaming On ARM64   Linux Gaming   2023-03-06
Linux 6.2, Linux 6.3 Developments, KDE Plasma 5.27 & More Made For An Exciting Month   Phoronix   2023-02-28
Proton 7.0-6 Released With More Windows Games Playable On Linux   Valve   2023-02-03
Intel Highlights Their Progress On Arc Graphics Drivers Since Launch   Intel   2023-02-01
Wine 8.1 Picks Up Vulkan HDR Extension For Helping With Valve's HDR Gaming Enablement   WINE   2023-01-26
DXVK 2.1 Released With HDR Support, Many Game Improvements   Vulkan   2023-01-24
AMD's GPUOpen Announces ADLX Library But For Now It's Windows-Only   Radeon   2022-12-14
Linux Adding New Control Since Its Splitlock Detector Is Wrecking Some Steam Play Games   Linux Kernel   2022-12-13
AMDVLK 2022.Q4.3 Vulkan Driver Released With More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2022-12-09
AMD EPYC Genoa, Linux 6.1 & Rust Efforts Excited Linux Users In November   Phoronix   2022-12-01
DXVK-NVAPI 0.6 Released With DLSS Fixes, Other NVIDIA Enhancements   Linux Gaming   2022-11-30
Proton 7.0-5 Gets More Games Running On Linux & The Steam Deck   Valve   2022-11-23
RADV Wires Up VK_EXT_descriptor_buffer, VKD3D-Proton Usage Pending   Mesa   2022-11-21
Box64 0.2 Gets DXVK 2.0 Running, Many Other Improvements For Emulating x86_64 On Arm   Linux Gaming   2022-11-17
DXVK 2.0 Released With Many Improvements For Direct3D Over Vulkan   Linux Gaming   2022-11-10
AMDVLK 2022.Q4.2 Brings More Performance Tuning   Radeon   2022-11-10
Arc Graphics, Google KataOS, Python 3.11 & Linux 6.1 Excited Open-Source Enthusiasts   Phoronix   2022-11-01
Proton 7.0-5 RC Gets More Windows Games Running On Linux   Valve   2022-10-17
VirtualBox 7.0 Released - Full VM Encryption Support, Direct3D Acceleration Using DXVK   Virtualization   2022-10-10
Mesa's Turnip Now Advertises Vulkan 1.3 Support   Mesa   2022-09-22
Amazon Engineer Adds LTR Encode Support To Open-Source AMD Radeon Linux Driver   Radeon   2022-09-19
Steam On Linux Marketshare Crawls Up To 1.27% For August 2022   Valve   2022-09-01
Proton 7.0-4 Released For Steam Play With Many Game Fixes, More Playable Titles   Valve   2022-08-16
Vulkan 1.3.224 Introduces Another New Extension To Help Valve's Steam Play   Vulkan   2022-08-04
DXVK 1.10.3 Released With Shared Fences - Needed By Halo Infinite On Linux   Linux Gaming   2022-08-02
DXVK 1.10.2 Released With Many Game Fixes, Performance Optimizations   Vulkan   2022-07-13
Proton 7.0-3 With More Games Running Well On Linux, Experimental Preps More Changes   Valve   2022-06-14
Vulkan 1.3.217 Adds Extension To Interact With Apple Metal Objects   Vulkan   2022-06-09
Wine 7.10 Brings 56 Fixes, Proton 7.0-3 RC Prepared With Support For More Games   WINE   2022-06-04
Red Hat Experimenting With "NVK" Nouveau Open-Source Vulkan Driver   Nouveau   2022-06-02
XWayland Adds New Option To Expose Dummy Modes For Gamescope / Steam Deck   Wayland   2022-05-20
Proton 7.0-2 Released For Getting More Windows Games Running On Steam Play   Valve   2022-04-21
DXVK 1.10.1 Released With Initial Support For Shared Resources, Game Fixes   Linux Gaming   2022-03-26
Google Finally Announces Steam For Chrome OS   Google   2022-03-15
DXVK-NVAPI 0.5.3 Released To Improve NVIDIA API Integration For Games On Steam Play   Valve   2022-03-06
DXVK 1.10 Released With More Performance Improvements   Linux Gaming   2022-03-04
Amazon Officially Launches Luna In The US - Limited Linux Support   Linux Gaming   2022-03-01
AMDVLK 2022.Q1.3 Vulkan Driver Released With A Few Fixes   Radeon   2022-02-23
Proton 7.0 Released With More Games Running On Linux, EAC Support, Many Other Updates   Valve   2022-02-16
Qualcomm Open-Source Vulkan Driver Aims To Run More Windows Games Via Wine / Proton   Mesa   2022-02-09
Steam On Linux Hovered Just Above 1% For January 2022   Valve   2022-02-05
Wine-Staging 7.1 Adds Bindless Textures Patch To Fix Some Game Rendering Issues   WINE   2022-01-29
DXVK-NVAPI 0.5.2 Released With Entry Points For NVIDIA PhysX   NVIDIA   2022-01-28
DXVK 1.9.4 Released With Better Support For God Of War   Vulkan   2022-01-24
One-Line Patch To Intel's Vulkan Linux Driver Can Help Modern Games By A Few Percent   Intel   2022-01-12
DXVK 1.9.3 Released With NVIDIA DLSS Integration, Many Game Fixes   Valve   2022-01-11
New Patches Help WineD3D Performance - Doubled FPS In Some Micro-Benchmarks   WINE   2022-01-04
Recapping Intel's Open-Source/Linux Achievements For 2021   Intel   2021-12-30
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Adds Experimental Vulkan Support   Valve   2021-12-14
Amazon Is Hiring DXVK, Mesa & Proton Linux Developers For Luna Cloud Gaming   Mesa   2021-12-14
Wine's Wayland Driver Continues Maturing, Aims To Go Through Wine-Staging   WINE   2021-12-10
GRVK 0.5 Gets Battlefield 4 Running With AMD's Mantle Over Vulkan API   Vulkan   2021-12-06
More BattlEye-Protected Games Now Working With Steam Play On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-12-03
Open-Source Qualcomm "Turnip" Driver Achieves Vulkan 1.1 Conformance, Fixes For DXVK Use   Mesa   2021-12-03
Alder Lake, Kernel Optimizations & Steam Deck Happenings That Excited Linux Fans   Phoronix   2021-11-30
Proton 6.3-8 Released With More Windows Games Playable, Support For Some BattlEye Games   Valve   2021-11-24
Box86 + Box64 Updated For Running Linux x86/x86_64 Programs On Other Architectures   Free Software   2021-11-19
Compute PBO Download Support Merged For Mesa 22.0, Xnine Comes For Source Engine Games   Mesa   2021-11-19
Vulkan 1.2.199 Released With New Extension To Help VKD3D-Proton   Vulkan   2021-11-16
DXVK-NVAPI 0.5 Released With NVIDIA DLSS 2.x Bits, Other Improvements   NVIDIA   2021-11-13
Steam Deck Release Pushed Back To February 2022   Valve   2021-11-10
It's Been 9 Years Since Valve Rolled Out The Steam Linux Beta   Valve   2021-11-06
DXVK-Native 1.9.2a Released For Direct3D-Over-Vulkan With Native Games   Valve   2021-10-22
Lutris 0.5.9 Released With Support For The Epic Games Store, New Options   Linux Gaming   2021-10-11
Proton Experimental Enables NVIDIA DLSS For D3D12 Games, Proton Now Handles More Games   Valve   2021-10-01
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.7 Driver Released With New Extensions, More Optimizations   Radeon   2021-09-30
Mesa Merge Pending For Vulkan Ray-Tracing On Older AMD GPUs   Mesa   2021-09-22
DXVK 1.9.2 Released With More Games In Better Shape   Linux Gaming   2021-09-20
AMD Just Squeezed More Workstation Performance Out Of Its RadeonSI Driver   Radeon   2021-09-10
Proton 6.3-6 Released With More Games Running, Optional NVIDIA DLSS Support   Valve   2021-08-20
DXVK-Native Sees First Release For Easing Direct3D-To-Vulkan Game Porting On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-08-11
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.4 Driver Fixes "Horrifically Broken" Switchable Graphics Layer   Radeon   2021-08-11
LE9, Canonical's Profits, Steam Deck, & Loongson 3A5000 Made For An Exciting July   Phoronix   2021-08-01
Lutris 0.5.9 Beta Released With Epic Games Store Support, DXVK-NVAPI/DLSS, Gamescope   Linux Gaming   2021-08-01
DXVK 1.9.1 Released With Several Game Fixes   Linux Gaming   2021-07-26
AMDVLK 2021.Q3.2 Released With New Extensions, Implicit External Sync For All GPUs   AMD   2021-07-22
DXVK-NVAPI 0.4 Released For Improving NVIDIA Integration Atop DXVK   Linux Gaming   2021-07-20
The Most Popular Intel Linux/Open-Source News From H1'2021   Intel   2021-07-08
New/Updated Benchmarks For June From GravityMark To L4D2 Vulkan, Updated Neural Networks   Phoronix Test Suite   2021-07-03
Steam On Linux Still Tap Dancing Around 0.9% Marketshare   Linux Gaming   2021-07-02
Intel Crocus, Linux 5.13, Other Vendor Happenings Made For An Exciting June   Phoronix   2021-06-30
Proton 6.3-5 Released With A Number Of Improvements For Windows Games On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-06-25
Work-In-Progress RadeonSI+Nine Showing Big Performance Win For Source Engine Games   Mesa   2021-06-23
NVIDIA Posts 470 Linux Driver Beta With Better Wayland Support, DLSS + Improved PRIME   NVIDIA   2021-06-22
NVIDIA Releasing DLSS Support For Vulkan API Games On Linux Tomorrow   NVIDIA   2021-06-21
Surface Suspension Protocol Proposed For Wayland   Wayland   2021-06-20
Proton 6.3-5 RC Allows More Windows Games To Run On Linux   Linux Gaming   2021-06-18
Pending Patches Allow Direct3D 9 "Gallium Nine" To Run Over Mesa's Zink Vulkan   Mesa   2021-06-18
Intel Xe Graphics Squeeze Out More Linux Performance By Flushing Less   Intel   2021-06-15
Left 4 Dead 2 Updated With Vulkan Rendering Via DXVK, Many Other Improvements   Linux Gaming   2021-06-15
DXVK 1.9 Brings Conservative Rasterization For Running Direct3D Games On Linux   Valve   2021-06-15
Experimental Wayland Driver For Wine Now Supports Vulkan, Other Features   WINE   2021-06-07
Steam Play's Proton Working To Further Lower Input Latency   Linux Gaming   2021-06-06
DXVK-NVAPI 0.3 Released For Being Able To Expose More Of NVIDIA's Public API Within Steam Play   Valve   2021-06-02
AMD Introduces FidelityFX Super Resolution, NVIDIA Announces DLSS For Steam Play   NVIDIA   2021-06-01
Experimental RADV Code Allows Vulkan Ray-Tracing On Older AMD GPUs   Radeon   2021-05-31
AMDVLK 2021.Q2.4 Released With Two More Extensions Added   Radeon   2021-05-26
Vulkan 1.2.176 Released With VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2   Vulkan   2021-04-19
Mesa 21.1 Squeezes In Improvements For Direct3D 9 (Gallium Nine)   Mesa   2021-04-14
Proton 6.3-1 Released With More Windows Games Now Running On Linux / Steam Play   Valve   2021-04-01
Intel's Vulkan Driver Adds Conservative Rasterization - Helps DXVK/VKD3D For Linux Gaming   Intel   2021-04-01
The Most Exciting Open-Source Graphics Driver News From Q1'2021   Mesa   2021-03-29
AMD Is Trying To Optimize Their Gallium3D Driver Even Further With Lower Overhead   Radeon   2021-03-24
AMDVLK 2021.Q1.5 Released With Synchronization2, Another Extension To Help DXVK   Radeon   2021-03-12
Mesa 21.1 Addresses Issue Of Gallium Nine Often Hitting Memory Issues With 32-bit Games   Mesa   2021-03-07
Gallium Nine Still Seeing Improvements In 2021 For Direct3D 9 Within Mesa   Mesa   2021-03-03
Steam On Linux In February Still Residing Below 1%   Valve   2021-03-02
DXVK 1.8.1 Released With More Performance, Game Fixes   Linux Gaming   2021-03-01
helloSystem, System76 Keyboard + Linux 5.11/5.12 Captivated Users In February   Phoronix   2021-03-01
VKD3D-Proton 2.2 Released With Tier 1 Variable Rate Shading, Preps For DXR Ray-Tracing   Vulkan   2021-02-19
Portal 2 Sees A Vulkan Renderer Added Via DXVK   Valve   2021-02-19
DXVK 1.8 Released With Support For More Direct3D Games   Linux Gaming   2021-02-19
The Vulkan API Is Now Five Years Old And Enjoying Phenomenal Success   Vulkan   2021-02-16
VKD3D-Proton Working On Variable Rate Shading   Linux Gaming   2021-02-04
Linux 5.11, Pyston, Wayland & Other January Excitement   Phoronix   2021-02-01
Lutris Linux Game Manager Brings Wayland Improvements, Other Additions   Linux Gaming   2021-01-05
Mesa Enjoyed A Record-Setting Year With Intel G3D Default, RADV ACO, Faster Performance   Mesa   2021-01-01
Valve Continued Doing A Lot For Linux Gaming & Open-Source Radeon Drivers In 2020   Valve   2020-12-30
Radeon RX 6800 XT Seeing Some Slight Gains With Linux 5.11   Linux Kernel   2020-12-21
Lavapipe Continues Advancing CPU-Based Vulkan - Now Supports Transform Feedback   Mesa   2020-12-21
Proton 5.13-3 Released For Powering Steam Play With DXVK 1.7.3 + Fixes   Linux Gaming   2020-12-07
DXVK 1.7.3 Released With Fixes, Support For New DXGI Interfaces   Linux Gaming   2020-12-02
Steam On Linux Marketshare Remained Flat For November   Valve   2020-12-02
AMD's Zen 3 + RDNA2 Products Dominated November Along With The Apple M1   Phoronix   2020-12-01
Direct3D 12 Support For APITrace Pursued To Help VKD3D-Proton   Valve   2020-11-18