After the introduction of Vulkan 1.1 specification in March 2019, Khronos launched Vulkan 1.2 specification tonight, adding 23 function extensions to the original version, while maintaining GPU compatibility. NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, arm and imaging companies have supported the new specification. NVIDIA also took the lead in releasing the new geforce driver support for Vulkan tonight.
Vulkan is a graphics API. Many people know Microsoft's dx12 and the open-source OpenGL specification. Vulkan replaces OpenGL, which is similar to Microsoft's dx12. It benefits from AMD's mantle specification and greatly improves the underlying hardware efficiency.
Microsoft's dx12 can only be used for its own windows system, and Apple's similar metal can only be used for its own IOS and Mac OS, while Vulkan is cross platform, supporting windows, Linux, Android, Mac OS and other platforms, as well as AMD, Intel, NVIDIA, arm and other hardware. It is the most popular graphics API at present. Android mobile games are turning to Vulkan, such as king glory.
The Vulkan 1.2 specification launched this time mainly includes 23 new extensions. For specific technical details, please refer to the relevant official documentsHere。
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Although Vulkan 1.2 is a new specification, it does not need new hardware. The GPU hardware supporting Vulkan 1.1 can be compatible. At present, the hardware of NVIDIA, AMD, Intel, arm, imaging and other five companies has passed the compatibility certification.
NVIDIA, the fastest-moving NVIDIA, has released its development version of Vulkan 1.2 video card driver todayDownload here。