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Raspberry Pi4 Granted Official Vulkan 1.1 Conformance

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Karel:
It's now official with The Khronos Group signing off on the Vulkan 1.1 conformance test results for
the V3DV driver running on the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B single board computer.

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Raspberry-Pi-4-Official-VLK-1.1

https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/vulkan-update-version-1-1-conformance-for-raspberry-pi-4/


RoGeorge:
Does this means RPi doesn't depend on the proprietary GPU binary blob any more?

Later edit:
Searched for "Vulkan" and found out that Vulkan is a cross platform 3D API, so I guess the binary blob will still be needed.

SiliconWizard:
I admit I don't really know the benefits of Vulkan compared to OpenGL, especially on a modest GPU. Any pointers?

ejeffrey:
Vulkan is basically the replacement for the OpenGL family of APIs, which as far as I understand are no longer being developed.  It's supposed to be lower CPU overhead and better able to make use of modern graphics pipelines than OpenGL.

SiliconWizard:

--- Quote from: ejeffrey on October 26, 2021, 10:43:15 pm ---Vulkan is basically the replacement for the OpenGL family of APIs, which as far as I understand are no longer being developed.  It's supposed to be lower CPU overhead and better able to make use of modern graphics pipelines than OpenGL.

--- End quote ---

Thanks. Never actually looked at Vulkan so far, I've only used OpenGL. I'll try to have a look.

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