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AMD has released its latest Windows driver, version 23.1.2, today. It resolves a major bug on Windows 11 22H2, that would lead to launch failures. The driver also adds Forspoken support.
Intel has shared more gaming benchmarks for its Arc A750 graphics card. Unlike the measly five-game benchmark data it gave away last time, the company has now included 10 times more benchmarks.
AMD's upcoming Windows 11 22H2 driver based on WDDM 3.1 will finally optimize the performance of OpenGL applications on Radeon GPUs, something which has been a problem for a very long time.
Jesse Natalie, Principal Software Engineer at Microsoft, is working on adding and improving D3D12 compute support in OpenGL through Mesa and hints that future enhancements are in the pipeline.
AMD's latest driver is packed with new features including Auto Overclocking for all-AMD systems, Windows 11 support, Smart Access Memory for older generation graphics cards, and much more.
AMD's latest driver release for its graphics cards, Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.7.2, brings along support for today's Chernobylite launch out of early access, bug fixes, and more.
AMD has released the latest Radeon Software driver version 21.6.2. The update brings support for Doom Eternal that recently got the RTX and DLSS update. It also adds new Vulkan extensions, and more.
The Blender team has unveiled its roadmap for the year 2021. It outlines several improvements the team plans for the year ahead. Among these, most notably, is the integration of Vulkan API support
Google has announced that it is deprecating the legacy RenderScript API with Android 12. While it will still be available, developers are recommended to migrate to the newer Vulkan API.
The Khronos Group has released the latest Vulkan specification 1.2.175. Among many of the new changes is the notable addition of the provisional extensions for the upcoming 'Vulkan Video' API.
Nvidia's latest GeForce Game Ready 460.89 WHQL driver comes carrying support for the new Vulkan Ray Tracing extensions, the Quake II RTX v1.4.0 update, and CUDA 11.2. No bug fixes are here this time.
The final driver release of November by AMD brings with it support for Ubisoft's latest title Immortals Fenyx Rising, and the Khronos Group's newly available Vulkan Ray Tracing extensions.
The Document Foundation has announced the launch of LibreOffice 7.0. The new release improves Microsoft Office compatibility, adds Skia and Vulkan support, and handles ODF 1.3 files.
Ubisoft has announced that its popular tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege is soon receiving Vulkan API support as an alternative to DirectX 11. This is aimed at improving graphics performance.
Vulkan has been added to Cemu with this new release version 1.16.0. The change is said to improve AMD Radeon and Intel graphics performance. The update also brings several other improvements.
A new ReShade update, namely version 4.5.0 is out, with a heap of changes. Most notably, it brings improvements to DirectX 12 and Vulkan performance, as well as GUI upgrades, and so much more.
Nvidia has released a new hotfix driver 441.34. This update addresses a couple of issues in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Shadow of the Tomb Raider when using the newer Vulkan and DX12 APIs, respectively.
Thanks to this update to DRIconf, Radeon and Intel Vulkan drivers can now access game engine details which should allow for easier workarounds in case of a common game engine defect.
AMD's new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 driver doesn't list support for any new games, but does deliver support for several Vulkan graphics API extensions alongside bug fixes.
Nvidia today released its Game Ready 430.64 WHQL drivers bringing a few security updates and game optimizations for RAGE 2, Total War: Three Kingdoms, and World War Z with Vulkan.
Hello Games has implemented the Vulkan graphics API to its space adventure title No Man's Sky, offering performance boosts. AMD graphics card owners will see the biggest improvements.
Valve today announced a new version of Steam Play, introducing a new compatibility layer allowing players on Linux to play Windows-only titles. The feature is currently in beta with limited support.
An unnamed indie studio said it had its app rejected by Apple for calling non-public APIs. The app is built using MoltenVK which calls Metal APIs to run more advanced graphics inside the app.
Valve commented on the recent removal of Steam Machines from the navigation menus on its website. The firm said that the page was only receiving a low amount of traffic so it decided to delist it.
For developers looking to make use of Vulkan on Apple platforms, options have been quite limited; however, thanks to a deal made by Valve, popular tools have been made free to use.
Stardock has released a new update to its popular real-time strategy game, Ashes of the Singularity to add new features, maps and support for the new graphics API, Vulkan.
Stardock has announced version 2.4 of Ashes of the Singularity. The 'Escalation' update improves the UI, enhances the balance, and refines the campaign mode. It also packs support for the Vulkan API.
The studio behind Star Citizen has revealed that they plan on using the Vulkan API going forward, effectively dropping support for DirectX 11, as well as previous intentions of using DirectX 12.
The libretro API has been updated to work with Vulkan instead of High-Level Emulation RDP, meaning N64 games will now work much faster under emulation. Libretro powers builds of Mupen64plus HW.
Valve's hugely popular DOTA 2 is due to receive an update next week which will bring support for the newly released Vulkan API. The Vulkan API is better suited to run over multiple cores than OpenGL.
The group behind the popular OpenGL standard has released the first version of their low-level graphics API Vulkan for mobile, console and PC graphics, based on AMD's Mantle.