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Vulkan SDK 1.1.97.0 released
« on: January 24, 2019, 02:28:55 PM »
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New SDK Release for Vulkan 1.1.97.0

LunarG releases new SDKs that include the most recent extensions plus the new Vulkan GPU-Assisted Validation feature and the Vulkan Configurator application.

Much of the documentation for this SDK is contained in the Getting Started Guide, found in the Documentation directory of the SDK and on the LunarXchange website.
Overview of new features in Vulkan SDK 1.1.97.0

- The Vulkan validation layers have added “GPU-Assisted Validation,” which checks for out-of-bounds access to image/texel descriptor arrays at shader execution time (aka “Bind-less” validation). This feature is disabled by default. See the SDK “Validation Layers” documentation for details about this feature and how to enable it.

- SDK 1.1.92 introduced the Vulkan Configurator, a graphical application that allows a user to specify which layers will be loaded by Vulkan applications at runtime. SDK 1.1.97 combines vulkaninfo, vkvia, and the existing layer management functionality of vkconfig into one convenient tool. Note this new functionality may not be available on every platform. Additional information about the enhanced Vulkan Configurator can be found here.

- The SDK now includes a chunked version of the Vulkan specification and can be found here.

- Since the release of SDK 1.1.92.0, the following 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_buffer_device_address
VK_EXT_fragment_density_map
VK_EXT_memory_budget
VK_EXT_memory_priority
VK_EXT_scalar_block_layout
VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage
VK_EXT_validation_features
VK_KHR_depth_stencil_resolve
VK_KHR_shader_float_controls
VK_KHR_shader_float16_int8
VK_KHR_swapchain_mutable_format

- Improved validation coverage and bug fixes

Links:
- Downloads: https://vulkan.lunarg.com/
- source: https://www.lunarg.com/lunarg-releases-new-sdks-for-vulkan-1-1-97-0-with-new-extensions/