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Cross Platform 3D Graphics

Vulkan is a next generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in PCs, consoles, mobile phones and embedded platforms.

Hades - Supergiant Games

Now Available with Vulkan on PC & Nintendo Switch

Hades

Hades is a multi award winning rogue-like dungeon crawler in which you defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld of Greek myth.

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Half Life: Alyx - Valve

Vulkan for VR

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx is Valve’s VR return to the Half-Life series. It’s the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity’s only chance for survival.

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Path of Exile - Grinding Gear Games

Available on PC and macOS with Vulkan

Path of Exile

Path of Exile is a free-to-play online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. Available on PC, macOS with Vulkan.

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Vulkan Platform Support

Vulkan is a cross-platform industry standard enabling developers to target a wide range of devices with the same graphics API.

Vulkan Developments

Latest Vulkan API Extensions and Additions

Vulkan is constantly evolving to bring new capabilities and improvements to the API. Here are some of the most recent developments

Latest Vulkan API Extensions and Additions

Baldur's Gate 3 - Larian Studios

Vulkan Developments

Latest Vulkan API Extensions and Additions

Vulkan is constantly evolving to bring new capabilities and improvements to the API. Here are some of the most recent developments

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Vulkan® Portability™ aims to counter platform fragmentation by encouraging layered implementations of Vulkan functionality over Metal, DX12 and other APIs. Vulkan Portability enables Vulkan applications to be reliably deployed across diverse platforms

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Work has started to create open, royalty-free API standards based on the existing Vulkan API specification to enable safety critical industries. If your company is involved in building safety critical systems, and you need to deploy GPU acceleration - you are invited to join Khronos to participate in the creation and evolution of this important open standard that could enable your business!

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By Kristofer Rose - Developer Relations, The Khronos Group It has been a while in the making but we are very excited to launch the new Vulkan website to the community. Don’t worry, Vulkan is still maintained and owned by The Khronos Group; we just felt that it had outgrown its old website now that it has been five years since the Vulkan 1.0 launch. The original Vulkan website was designed for the launch of a cutting edge new API that would, initially, have limited official materials and community content. The old website performed that role admirably, but Vulkan has come a long way and we now have a large and increasing amount of tools, libraries, educational material, and news to showcase that a single page website cannot handle. The new website allows us to gather all these currently disparate internal and community resources in a single, easily navigable place. Our primary goal with the new vulkan.org site was to place key resources prominently to allow developers to quickly and easily find what they need. With this in mind, each page has buttons in the banner leading straight to the most essential and popular resources. If you need the Vulkan Specification, SDK or Guide you can just jump straight there, no digging needed. The new site has a whole page dedicated to Vulkan tools and support , giving developers access to SDKs, profilers, debuggers, libraries, language bindings, game engines and frameworks all easy to navigate to through a series of quick buttons. This is a huge improvement and it let’s developers discover new tools or quickly find their go to favorites. Vulkan is enjoying a boom in adoption by world class developers and we want to make sure we are showcasing this exciting content to our visitors. As such you’ll notice much more prominent use of imagery across the site that will be updated as time goes on and new content is available. There is also now a dedicated “Made with Vulkan” showcase which is a living list of Vulkan content and reveals just how powerful and versatile the API is. If you have a Vulkan project that you would like to let us know about, please use the linked form on the Made with Vulkan page above the showcase. We hope this website becomes a new focal point for the Vulkan community and improves the Vulkan development experience for both new and experienced developers.
The Khronos Group and VeriSilicon are holding a joint Technical Tutorial and Workshop in Shanghai on April 22 & 23rd. The first day will be a virtual event and will include an overview of the Khronos Group and then deep dive into Vulkan and Vulkan Ray Tracing. On day 2, which will be onsite in Shanghai, the workshop will focus on OpenXR and parallel processing, vision acceleration and inferencing. Be sure to check out the event’s page for more information and register.
Khronos is releasing a set of Provisional Vulkan Video acceleration extensions : ‘Vulkan Video’. This blog will give you an overview of Vulkan’s new video processing capabilities and we welcome feedback before the extensions are finalized so that they may provide effective acceleration for your video applications! Learn more about this new Vulkan Video provisional release.
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