LunarG Releases New SDKs

Today LunarG released new Windows, Linux, and macOS SDKs for Vulkan header 1.2.198 that include support for many new extensions. The prior SDK supported Vulkan header 1.2.189. Read on for more information.

The new SDKs are available on the Vulkan SDK Download site. Grab them here.

Overview of the New Extensions in the SDK

Note that extensions are optional and may not be implemented by the underlying driver/ICD. Applications can now query for the presence of these new features:

– VK_KHR_dynamic_rendering (Note: Validation Layer support is incomplete, incorrect results are possible)
– VK_EXT_border_color_swizzle
– VK_EXT_video_encode_h265 provisional H.265 video encode codec extension
– VK_KHR_format_feature_flags2
– VK_KHR_maintenance4
– VK_EXT_rgba10x6_formats
– VK_FUCHSIA_buffer_collection
– VK_EXT_pageable_device_local_memory
– VK_KHR_shader_integer_dot_product
– VK_EXT_primitive_topology_list_restart

macOS Updates

In addition to the updates listed above, the macOS SDK now supports MoltenVK version 1.1.6.

For More Information

LunarG software engineering experts create innovative products and services for open source and commercial customers using leading-edge 3D graphics and compute technologies, including Vulkan, SPIR-V, OpenXR, and OpenGL. We have strengths in performance analysis and tuning, runtime and tools development, shader optimizations, driver development, and porting engines and applications to Vulkan.

For more information about LunarG, please check out our website.

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