New Vulkan Extensions plus new look for Vulkan SDK Download Site

The Vulkan SDK Download site has a new look with Vulkan branding. Check out the site and download the new Vulkan SDKs for Windows, Linux, and MacOS that include the most recent extensions. More info about the new SDK follows.

LunarG releases new Vulkan SDK for header

LunarG just released new SDKs for Vulkan that include the most recent extensions. Much of the documentation for this SDK can be found in the Getting Started Guide, located in the Documentation directory of the SDK and on the Vulkan SDK Download site.

Overview of new SDK features

    • It’s now easier than ever to use the Vulkan Configurator in an existing development environment. The updated tool can be used to enable/disable specific layers without affecting unspecified layers, creating a more intuitive user experience.
    • Since the release of SDK, the following new extensions have been added to the Vulkan spec and may be supported by a Vulkan device. To query extensions available to a given physical device, call vkEnumerateDeviceExtensionProperties() or contact the hardware vendor.
      • VK_EXT_filter_cubic
      • VK_NV_dedicated_allocation_image_aliasing
      • VK_NV_cooperative_matrix
      • VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable
    • Improved validation coverage and bug fixes

Please note that RenderDoc is no longer included in the Vulkan SDK. Go to the RenderDoc download page for additional info.

More Information

Please read the Release Notes for LinuxRelease Notes for Windows, or Release Notes for macOS for additional information or go to the Vulkan SDK Download site to download this new SDK.

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