Radeon GPUs are ready for the Vulkan graphics API
Today is an exciting day for PC gaming enthusiasts: the Khronos Group has announced immediate public release of the open standard Vulkan™ 1.0 graphics API! To mark the occasion, we’ve posted a Radeon Software beta for Vulkan. This graphics driver is primarily intended to enable a wider audience of game developers to work with Vulkan on Radeon™ graphics.
Full Details about Vulcan Graphics API And AMD Radeon GPUs can be found HERE.
AMD Radeon Software Beta for Vulkan and release notes
This article provides information on the latest posting of the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ contains the following:
•AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ Version 16.15.1009
NOTE: This driver is not intended for use on AMD products running in Apple Boot Camp platforms. Users of these platforms should contact their system manufacturer for driver support.
When installing the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ on the Windows® operating system, the user must be logged on as Administrator, or have Administrator rights to complete the installation of the AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™.
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ requires Windows 7 Service Pack 1 to be installed.
AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ is designed to support the following Microsoft® Windows® platforms:
•Windows® 10 (32 & 64-bit version)
•Windows 8.1 (32 & 64-bit version)
•Windows 7 (32 & 64-bit version with SP1 or higher)
•This product is based on a published Khronos specification but has not yet passed the Khronos Conformance Test Process. A fully conformant implementation of the Vulkan API will be included in a forthcoming Radeon Software release.
•This driver is intended as beta level support for use solely with Vulkan applications and as such some Radeon Software functionality has been removed. This is including and not limited to support for other Graphics APIs, Radeon Settings and other Radeon Software driver features.
•Some AMD PowerXpress™ systems may experience instability
• Windows re-sizing in some applications may cause an application crash
• HDMI and DP to DVI adapters on Windows 7 may intermittently cause display issues
The AMD Radeon™ Software Beta for Vulkan™ can be downloaded from the following link: