DirectX 12 might have a rival as Intel issues new drivers
Intel is releasing graphics drivers that support the Vulkan 1.0 API for chips running Windows 7, 8 and 10 PCs.
Fury X2 on track
AMD held a Q&A with Reddit users and confirmed that its Polaris GPU is on track for the middle of the year and the Fury X2 will be appearing.
The needs of the many still rest on DX12
AMD has released the first public beta driver which supports the Vulkan API – a royalty-free, open standard API spec which provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on GPUs.
Full hard launch
The Khronos Group has now officially released the Vulkan 1.0 API, including all the specifications, conformance tests, SDKs and all other resources.
It keeps using the word open source but...
AMD seems to be having trouble understanding what open source means. It is saying that its forthcoming Vulkan driver will only work with the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver.
The needs of the few outweighed the needs of the many
The people behind Vulkan, the new generation, open standard API for high-efficiency access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs, have admitted that they are having a few problems.
At least for now
AMD has confirmed that although it has a Linux driver for its Vulkan card it will initially be closed source.
Live long and prosper
Android to get a graphics boost with a low-overhead rendering API named after a pointy eared star trek hero or a British bomber depending whether you are a trekky or a military buff.
It will be open sourced
Valve has developed its own Intel Vulkan GPU graphics driver for Linux that they intend to open-source.