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AMD release the AMD GPU-PRO Beta Driver with Vulkan support for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
AMD fans, today is your day to shine. AMD have released what they are calling " AMD Radeon™ Software AMD GPU-PRO Beta Driver, quite the mouthful.

See this impressive Unreal Engine 4 video showcasing 2016 features, official Vulkan support

By Liam Dawe,
Unreal Engine 4 really does do a good job at showing off what can be done with it, and this video is no different. They also mention official Vulkan API support.

Vulkan at GDC videos now up, with Valve talking about porting Source 2 to Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Two long and low quality videos from GDC are now up with Vulkan as the subject, all very interesting with Oxide Games (Ashes of the Singularity) and Valve speaking. I've done some highlights for you.

Ashes of the Singularity developer thinks Vulkan will make Linux gaming viable

By Liam Dawe,
PC Perspective spoke to Dan Baker from Oxide Games about Ashes of the Singularity and the developer seemed pretty happy with Vulkan and what it could mean for Linux.

Nvidia release another new Vulkan beta driver with Linux support

By Liam Dawe,
Nvidia are keeping up their great support of Vulkan with yet another new build of their Vulkan driver which supports Linux.

Valve will be at GDC talking about Practical Development for Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Another session has popped up at GDC (Game Developers Conference) that will be interesting for Linux games, as Valve will be doing a session named "Practical Development for Vulkan".

Nvidia Vulkan Driver updated

By Liam Dawe,
Heads up Vulkan testers, Nvidia has updated their beta Vulkan driver for Linux. It should work better with newer kernels too.

Looks like Dota 2 with Vulkan isn't too far away

By Liam Dawe,
It sounds like Dota 2 with Vulkan isn't far off, as an Intel developer working on mesa has had access to it.

Khronos Group Vulkan Webinar now on Youtube

By Liam Dawe,
For those that missed it, the Vulkan Webinar that was held by Khronos Group is now available on Youtube.

The Talos Principle now has a Linux beta build available with Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Heads up Vulkan fans, The Talos Principle beta has been updated to include the Vulkan build for Linux gamers to test out.

Steam beta client adds Vulkan support, plus some handy Steam Controller adjustments

By Liam Dawe,
Valve have also updated the Steam beta client, and it brings in official Vulkan support plus some really handy Steam Controller adjustments.

Another AMD blog post on Vulkan, this time with info about multithreading

By Liam Dawe,
While AMD may not have a Linux driver ready for Vulkan, they are still getting me excited about it with their blog posts.

GLFW, a platform-independent API for developers already supports Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Good news developers, GLFW (an alternative to things like SDL) already supports Vulkan and it's available right now.

AMD blog post about Vulkan Renderpasses

By Liam Dawe,
AMD are doing some good work around Vulkan, and another blog post highlighting features has arrived. This time they are covering Vulkan Renderpasses.

Nvidia release Linux beta driver with Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
Well, this is awkward, Nvidia have also released a driver on Linux with Vulkan support. This leaves AMD to be the only desktop GPU vendor not to have one ready for testing on Linux.

The Talos Principle getting a Linux build using Vulkan in a few days

By Liam Dawe,
The Talos Principle is a very popular puzzle game from Croteam, and they already have a Windows build out that uses Vulkan. We Linux gamers will need to wait a few days, but it will be fun to see.

Nvidia releases an open-source Vulkan C++ API, it's now on github

By Liam Dawe,
Nvidia have been busy, they have released vkcpp which as a C++ API to work with Vulkan, as Vulkan itself is a C API.

AMD state they will support Vulkan on Linux in an upcoming amdgpu driver, not ready yet

By Liam Dawe,
Considering AMD are in the middle of producing a brand new driver for Linux, it's not surprising they don't have Vulkan ready for Linux right from day one. Still, a shame for anyone on AMD hoping to test things out.

Qt Company joins Khronos Group and promotes Vulkan

By Liam Dawe,
This is a pretty nice boost for Vulkan, as the Qt Company has officially joined the ranks of high profile groups now in the Khronos Group.

Intel now shipping Vulkan enabled drivers

By Liam Dawe,
Intel is now shipping Vulkan enabled drivers so those of you on supported chips can have a play with this brand new graphics API.
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