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New AMD Drivers Includes More Vulkan Extensions Support

New AMD Drivers Includes More Vulkan Extensions Support

Just hours after Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass during this year’s E3, AMD released a new driver with support for the game subscription service. In addition to the support, the driver update addressed several issues. And now, the company has released another driver update which includes supports for various Vulkan API extensions.

While the company hasn’t revealed if any game has received optimizations with the latest driver, it includes several improvements along with HDR support.

In case you are wondering, these are the extensions arriving with the driver.

  • VK_EXT_host_query_reset

Allows resets of queries from the host, rather than on the GPU.

  • VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive

Gives applications explicit control over exclusive full-screen modes (this is for instance useful for HDR support).

  • VK_AMD_display_native_hdr

Exposes FreeSync2 capabilities for improved HDR support.

  • VK_EXT_separate_stencil_usage

Separates the usage flags for depth/stencil aspects of a depth/stencil image making it possible to restrict/expand the usage relative to the depth aspect.

  • VK_KHR_uniform_buffer_standard_layout

Provides more flexible alignment for uniform buffers, enabling among other things, the usage of std430 layouts in Vulkan.

If you haven’t done so already, you can install the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 driver from the Radeon’s app on Windows. Alternatively, you can head to the official site here in order to download the latest driver

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