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.

Vulkan Best Practices for Mobile Developers

The Vulkan Best Practice for Mobile Developers is a collection of resources to help you develop optimized Vulkan applications for mobile platforms. It includes samples that you can run on your mobile devices to show the benefits and learnings involved when developing on the Vulkan API.

Vulkan Best Practices 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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Text: arm Mali, PerfDoc.


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.

Text: arm Mali, Mali Vulkan SDK.

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 Tutorials

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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Vulkan Related Blogs on Arm Community

Valhall architecture for Arm Mali-G77 GPU brings big step-change in premium mobile 
Introducing the Arm Mali-G77 GPU with the Valhall architecture that brings big-step change in premium mobile performance and efficiency.

Accelerating Mali GPU analysis using Arm Mobile Studio
Learn to use the built-in templates in Arm Streamline Performance Analyzer to accelerate performance analysis of graphical Android applications using a Mali GPU.

Vulkan Best Practices for Mobile Developers
Vulkan is a powerful graphics API which allows for complete control of your application, enhancing the visual fidelity and performance. However, the API can be quite complex for developers as there are many learnings to get the hang of Vulkan. This is a best practices guide to learn the in's and out's of Vulkan on Mobile.

Using Compute Post-Processing in Vulkan on Mali
This blog post will outline how we can use two Vulkan queues with different priorities to enable optimal scheduling for compute post-processing workloads.

Unity Vulkan Renderer preview released
Develop Vulkan applications in Unity – find out more.

Vulkan and Validation Layers

Take a deeper look at Vulkan Validation Layers.

Porting a Graphics Engine to the Vulkan API
A guide on porting a graphics engine to the Vulkan API