Intel adds Vulkan API support to their Skylake and Kaby Lake iGPUs

Intel adds Vulkan API support to their Skylake and Kaby Lake iGPUs

Intel adds Vulkan API support to their Skylake and Kaby Lake iGPUs

Intel adds Vulkan API support to their Skylake and Kaby Lake iGPUs

 
 
Intel has now added Vulkan API support to their Skylake and Kaby lake iGPUs, allowing users of Intel's integrated GPUs to play the recent Vulkan builds of DOTA 2 and even DOOM 2016. 
 
Sadly this new driver update will likely do little to affect game performance when using these new APIs, as Intel are not exactly widely known for their GPU performance, though this is a good sign that could indicate that Intel has plans to work on improving their integrated GPU performance moving forward. 
 
While Vulkan has not been used in many games to date Croteam has recently announced that they will be porting their entire Serious Sam series to make use of the Vulkan API, so more Vulkan based games are coming. 

  

Intel adds Vulkan API support to their Skylake and Kaby Lake iGPUs

 

Before now many Vulkan and DirectX 12 titles have simply refused to function with Intel's integrated graphics solutions, though it seems now that Intel is at least trying to address these issues with new drivers. Right now it is unclear what Intel has planned with their iGPU solution moving forward, as some rumours suggest that they will be licencing AMD Radeon GPU IP moving forward.  

  

You can download Intel's new 15.45 Vulkan supporting Graphics Driver here. 

 

You can join the discussion Intel's integrated graphics now supporting the Vulkan API on the OC3D Forums

 

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15-02-2017, 08:18:08

Warchild
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I'm stoked for Zen. I think all the media surrounding it is just overshadowing Intel news and announcements.Quote

15-02-2017, 13:41:22

NeverBackDown
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/Panic mode enabled.

I'm stoked for Zen. I think all the media surrounding it is just overshadowing Intel news and announcements.
I just think they don't care what Intel have to say.Quote

15-02-2017, 14:20:04

Shingara
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/Panic mode enabled.

I'm stoked for Zen. I think all the media surrounding it is just overshadowing Intel news and announcements.

Agree, i mean they just decide to throw what is it, 7bn to r&d for the good of there customer base ??Quote

15-02-2017, 16:32:06

NeverBackDown
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Agree, i mean they just decide to throw what is it, 7bn to r&d for the good of there customer base ??
That was something different that actually was a big announcement.
But it's been the only real news for months worth sharing for intel because they have nothing new...Quote

15-02-2017, 17:30:16

Shingara
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
That was something different that actually was a big announcement.
But it's been the only real news for months worth sharing for intel because they have nothing new...

Well that was my point, if ryzen wasnt a thing and we were just getting vishera 3.0 you think intel would be throwing that much into r&d, they have been quite happy to move from tick tock to tick tick, tickity tick up to this point and inflating there prices.Quote
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