LunarG releases a single, more efficient Khronos Validation Layer that replaces five legacy validation layers and the standard_validation meta-layer.  Check out the Vulkan SDK Download site and download the new Vulkan SDKs for Windows, Linux, and MacOS. More info about the new SDK follows.

LunarG releases new Vulkan SDK for header

New Vulkan SDKs for Windows, Linux, and macOS deliver a new Khronos Validation Layer and support new 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

    • The new Khronos Validation Layer. Go here for more information.
    • Improved handling of implicit layers by vkconfig
    • Improved validation coverage and bug fixes
    • 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_AMD_display_native_hdr
      • VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive
      • VK_EXT_host_query_reset
      • VK_EXT_metal_surface
      • VK_EXT_pipeline_creation_feedback
      • VK_EXT_ycbcr_image_arrays
      • VK_KHR_surface_protected_capabilities
      • VK_NVX_image_view_handle

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

For 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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