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News Khronos Group announces low-overhead Vulkan API

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 3 Mar 2015.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Khronos and Vulkan?

    No trekkies here, guv, honest! :D

    Just waiting for the Rhomulus update...
     
  3. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Cool. Can't wait to try it.
     
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    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    I'll Klingon for more updates :thumb:
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    If anyone wants to know more, Imagination Tech's published an early demo of Vulkan running on a PowerVR GPU.
     
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    rogue is a phone/tablet SoC - unless they are heading back to desktop oO
     
  7. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    They're already back on the desktop, and have been for some time: they produce the Caustic ray-tracing acceleration boards for high-end workstation use. But yes, PowerVR Rogue is embedded - as my article clearly states, Vulkan is designed to work alongside both OpenGL and OpenGL ES and scale from the phone to the desktop.
     
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    AMD have given Mantle to kronos as a basis of Vulkan *confirmed* in the way that Linux is a development of unix
     
  9. IanW

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    The technical term is "Fork" :thumb:
     

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