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Vulkan SDK 1.2.176.0 released
« on: May 05, 2021, 07:19:42 PM »
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LunarG releases new Windows, Linux, and macOS SDKs for Vulkan header 1.2.176. These SDKs include support for many new extensions, including provisional Video. The prior SDK supported Vulkan API revision 1.2.170.  Read on for information about the new extensions.

Overview of new extensions in Vulkan SDK 1.2.176.0

The Vulkan headers now include the following new extensions. Note that extensions are optional and may not be implemented by the underlying driver/ICD. Applications can now query for the presence of these new features.

    VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2
    VK_EXT_color_write_enable
    VK_EXT_vertex_input_dynamic_state
    VK_EXT_ycbcr_2plane_444_format
    VK_NV_inherited_viewport_scissor
    VK_KHR_video_queue
    VK_KHR_video_decode_queue
    VK_KHR_video_encode_queue
    VK_EXT_video_decode_h264
    VK_EXT_video_decode_h265
    VK_EXT_video_encode_h264
    VK_FUCHSIA_external_memory
    VK_FUCHSIA_external_semaphore
    VK_QNX_screen_surface

The API interface library for the DirectX Shader Compiler has been added to the SDK. In addition, the Vulkan Configurator (vkconfig) has been updated to improve quality and stability. See the Vulkan Configurator documentation for more information.

Links:
- Announcement
- All downloads
- SDK for Windows