What is Vulkan and what does it mean for the future of gaming?

What is Vulkan and what does it mean for the future of gaming?  #gamedev #vr

  • AMD introduced Mantle in 2013, and with it came significant changes to the OpenGL platform.
  • For starters, DirectX 12 is baked into Windows 10 , Microsoft’s all-in-one platform.
  • Mantle helped unify the console and PC markets under a common graphics architecture.
  • As a low-overhead API, Vulkan is the next step forward for AMD’s Mantle API , which in of itself was a spiritual successor of the OpenGL interface.
  • AMD just revealed its Radeon RX 480 , a powerful and relatively low-cost GPU that will help bring VR to the masses.

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The next generation open graphics standard brings low-overhead high performance to multiple platforms.


What is Vulkan and what does it mean for the future of gaming?

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