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Journeyman III

Vulkan 1.2.135 and ray tracing extensions


I wanted to know if the VK_KHR_ray_tracing extension is available in latest drivers.

I own a VEGA 64 and when I launch Vulkan Info, it seems that I have "only" the Vulkan 1.2.131 version...

Is there an AMD graphics card which implements this extension?

Thanks .

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Currently AMD GPUs doesn't support Ray Tracing via Driver (AMD CEO hints that high-end Navi GPUs and ray tracing may be coming to Radeon cards - TechSpot ) which is probably why that Vulkan extension is not listed.

Nvidia has been able to enable Ray Tracing on a limited form on Non-RTX GPU cards like the GTX 1xxx series GPU cards. but AMD hasn't done that.

But according to the above article, the new NAVI10  High end AMD GPU cards will have Ray Tracing built into it and enabled when it is released sometime this year or next year.