2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2017 10:00 PM by hardcoregames™

    Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs

    kingfish

      All the more reason for game developers to support Vulcan....

       

      ""After months in beta, Intel has announced official Vulkan support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs. Intel’s 15.45.14.4590 driver is the first release to add full Vulkan API support (previous releases were all various flavors of beta). In keeping with Intel’s previous remarks on OS support, the latest driver will only support Windows 10 on Kaby Lake, but sixth-generation GPUs are supported in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10. That alone points to the artificiality of the restriction — as far as their graphics pipelines are concerned, Kaby Lake and Skylake use identical GPUs.""

      Intel may not have much in the way of enthusiast GPU market share, but it still ships more CPUs with integrated graphics than AMD or Nvidia ship discrete GPUs per year. Baking in support for DirectX 12 and Vulkan means that game developers that might like to target these APIs specifically can evaluate their performance on Intel hardware, rather than solely looking to Teams Red and Green."

      Intel adds official support for Vulkan, but only for certain GPUs - ExtremeTech