GPU Caps Viewer 1.30.0 Released With Vulkan Support (UPDATE: v1.30.2.0)

A new version of GPU Caps Viewer is available. GPU Caps Viewer 1.30.0 comes with several new features and changes.

1 – Overview

Here is an overview of the new features:

1/ the most important feature is the support of Vulkan API. After OpenGL, OpenCL and CUDA, GPU Caps Viewer adds a dedicated panel to Vulkan:

GPU Caps Viewer 1.30.0 + Vulkan API panel

2/ a new 3D Demos panel that gather all previous OpenGL and OpenCL demos and adds new demos based on GeeXLab SDK. The GeeXLab engine is embedded in GPU Caps Viewer, and this integration allows to quickly load and play GeexLab demos based on Vulkan and Direct3D 12 (and OpenGL of course).

GPU Caps Viewer - 3D Demos panel - OpenGL, OpenCL and Vulkan demos

Here are the first GeeXLab test demos included with GPU Caps Viewer:

shadertoy demo converted to Vulkan:
GPU Caps Viewer - GeeXLab SDK - Vulkan demo
normal mapping (Vulkan):
GPU Caps Viewer - GeeXLab SDK - Vulkan demo
simple RGB triangle (Vulkan):
GPU Caps Viewer - GeeXLab SDK - Vulkan demo
tessellation demo (OpenGL 4):
GPU Caps Viewer - GeeXLab SDK - Vulkan demo

3/ the first panel has been reorganized and new fields have been added: Vulkan API level and texture and pixel fillrates:

GPU Caps Viewer - GPU panel

4/ GPU Caps Viewer 1.30.0 adds the support of NVIDIA’s new baby, the GeForce GTX 1080. The support of recent Radeon has been improved too.

2 – Dowloads

2.1 – Win32 installer:

2.2 – Zip archive (no installation required):

GPU Caps Viewer 1.30.0


3 – What is GPU Caps Viewer?

GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card information utility focused on the OpenGL, Vulkan, OpenCL and CUDA API level support of the main (primary) graphics card. For Vulkan, OpenCL and CUDA, GPU Caps Viewer details the API support of each capable device available in the system. GPU Caps Viewer offers also a simple GPU monitoring facility (clock speed, temperature, GPU usage, fan speed) for NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon based graphics cards. GPU data can be submitted to an online GPU database.

4 – Changelog

C:\>====== v1.30.2.0 ======[ 2016.08.05 ]
+ added support of NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal).
+ added support of GeForce GTX 1070, GTX 1060.
+ added support of GeForce GTX 980M (1617) and GTX 980 (161A).
+ added partial support of Radeon RX 480, RX 470 and RX 460.

C:\>====== v1.30.0.0 ======[ 2016.05.25 ]
+ added Vulkan API support (Vulkan panel).
+ added new 3D demos (OpenGL, Vulkan and Direct3D 12)
  based on GeeXLab SDK.
+ added support of GeForce GTX 1080.
+ added texture and pixel fillrate for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.
+ added GPU revision ID in the GPU codename field.
* fixed report in XML format.
! log filename is now _log.txt


  • Tugrul_512bit

    Vulkan shadertoy demo on R7-240(1000 MHz): 161-199 fps and on HD7870(1100 MHz): 485-683 fps.

    Both cards on pci-express 2.0 8x bandwidths.

    • on a GTX960M (ASUS G501): around 320FPS at full speed and around 130FPS with throttling…

  • Tugrul_512bit

    CPU is 3.7GHz FX-8150.

  • Itsme

    Vulkan samples crash on Intel HD 530 on Skylake 6600, regardless of driver. Affected Vulkan-enabled drivers are 15.4404, 15.4464, 15.4473 and 15.4474. Although Caps Viewer shows Vulkan 1.0 support and lists devices and Vk heaps and cube demo from LunarSDK is working.

  • Tugrul_512bit

    Pci-e 4x and 16x doesnt change performance. Maybe when there is 200 M triangles then it could?

  • msweed4life

    GTX750ti – 345fps to 375fps Vulkan