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. 

 

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.