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New Steam Client Beta adds fixes for 'upcoming' Vulkan games

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So here's something fun, the latest Steam Client Beta has 'Fixed compatibility issues with some upcoming Vulkan games'. Begin mindless speculation.

Now, before everyone gets too excited, it could simply be for Doom which has a planned Vulkan version, but is not coming to Linux as far as I know. It specifically says "games" and if it was for Doom there would be no reason to be ambiguous as it's been publicly announced that is going to have Vulkan.

That said, I love a bit of mindless speculation and I haven't heard of many other games coming to Vulkan at all, seriously, and I have rather a lot of contacts now.

Some more food for thought, SteamOS was recently updated with much newer graphics drivers. It's possible again this was done due to games coming with Vulkan.

This is going to be an interesting year.
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sterky 4 July 2016 at 10:58 am UTC
fabry92How can i hold my 144 hz in xconfig on nVidia strings? Every reboot i need to set it T_T

I'm using this to get my screen @165hz:
Screen section:
Option "metamodes" "DP-0: 2560x1440_165 +0+0"

(DP-0 is displayport 0 for my gpu)
IDNO 5 July 2016 at 1:49 pm UTC
a nice thing i did now lel

i dont know if its a hack or anything

but if you enable triplebuffer in xserver layout and hyperthreading with multithreading in xserver layout

and then have disabled hyperthreading on bios and disable vsync ingame you should try that it give so much performence


Last edited by IDNO at 5 July 2016 at 1:50 pm UTC
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