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Vulkan SDK 1.0.51 Released
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:04:10 AM »
SDK Version now available

 Release date: June 15, 2017

This new Vulkan SDK release includes the following updates:
  • Improvements to the Loader and documentation to support Vulkan version
  • Inclusion of Visual Studio 2017 templates
  • Introduction of a new extension: VK_AMD_texture_gather_bias_lod (added to the Vulkan 1.0.50 specification)
  • Vulkan Layers changes:
    • The remaining functionality in the VK_LAYER_LUNARG_swapchain layer has been migrated into the VK_LAYER_LUNARG_core_validation layer
    • The VK_LAYER_LUNARG_api_dump utility layer has been improved with the addition of an HTML back-end for a better api_dump user experience
  • VkTrace/VkReplay additions:
    • vktraceviewer is included in both the Windows and Linux SDKs as an alpha release
    • vktrace trim feature is now available and has been improved to allow specification of a frame interval to capture - all other frames are removed from the trace file, resulting in a smaller trace file
    • vktrace has been improved to increase portability of generated trace files across display driver versions
  • Valid usage identification (ID) number changes to accomodate the official valid usage ID management process.  If you are currently using these IDs to filter messages or for debugging purposes, they will need to be remapped
  • Scores of bugfixes, validation coverage and accuracy improvements, and many feature additions
Read the Release notes for more detail.