What Is Vulkan?

Vulkan® is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from PCs and consoles to mobile phones and embedded platforms. Find out more at www.khronos.org/vulkan.

Arm and Vulkan 

Khronos Vulkan Best Practices

Vulkan ® Unified Samples Repository, a central location where anyone can access Khronos-reviewed, high-quality Vulkan code samples in order to make development easier and more streamlined for all abilities. Khronos and its members, in collaboration with external contributors, created the Vulkan Unified Samples Project in response to user demand for more accessible resources and best practices for developing with Vulkan. Within Khronos, the Vulkan Working Group discovered that there were many useful and high-quality samples available already (both from members and external contributors), but they were not all in one central location. Additionally, there was no top-level review of all the samples for interoperability or compatibility. This new repository project was created to solve this challenge by putting resources in one place, ensuring samples are reviewed and maintained by Khronos. They are then organized into a central library available for developers of all abilities to use, learn from, and gain ideas. Arm is one of the key contributors to this project.

Vulkan Samples on GitHub

Vulkanised 2019 - Vulkan Best Practices for Mobile Developers

Do you want to learn how to get the most out of Vulkan in your game engine, application or game title?
Attilio Provenzano explains the rationale, development and advantages of using our best practices not only for Mali GPUs, but for mobile development.

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PerfDoc is a Vulkan layer which aims to validate applications against the Mali Application Developer Best Practices document.

PerfDoc on GitHub


Vulkan vs OpenGL ES 

A comparison of Vulkan and OpenGL ES running on Arm.

The Vulkan API supports multithreading, which is particularly important for mobile platforms. Multithreading enables the system to balance the workload across multiple CPUs, allowing for lower voltage and frequency. The results give considerable energy savings compared to OpenGL ES API.

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Debug your Vulkan application

Graphics Analyzer now provides a full trace of all of the Vulkan api – see which Vulkan calls your application makes and in what order.

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Arm Mali Vulkan SDK

A collection of resources to help you build Vulkan applications for a platform with a Mali GPU and an Arm processor. Start developing with Vulkan today!

Vulkan SDK
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Get started with Vulkan tutorials

From Vulkan 101 to porting your game or even an engine to Vulkan. Arm has a lot of tutorials and blogs to get you progressing with Vulkan development.

Vulkan presentations

Vulkan Demo From Arm

Arm’s Vulkan Demo running on a Mali GPU. See how it was created by reading our blog.

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