Wednesday, January 15th 2020

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 441.99 Beta Drivers with Vulkan 1.2 API Support

NVIDIA today released its first developer beta drivers that support the new Vulkan 1.2 3D graphics API. Labeled GeForce 441.99, under the R440-series, the drivers extend Vulkan 1.2 support to all NVIDIA graphics architectures going back to "Kepler." That would include GTX 600/700-series "Kepler," GTX 700/900-series "Maxwell," GTX 10-series "Pascal," and GTX 16/RTX 20-series "Turing," along with TITAN and Quadro graphics cards based on these architectures. NVIDIA states that its API support for Vulkan 1.2 is "full," including including support for timeline semaphores, descriptor indexing, buffer device address and SPIR-V 1.5 features.

DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 441.99 Vulkan 1.2 Developer Beta
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12 Comments on NVIDIA Releases GeForce 441.99 Beta Drivers with Vulkan 1.2 API Support

#1
Fluffmeister
As always, good day-0 support from those meanies at Nvidia.
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#2
xkm1948
Fluffmeister
As always, good day-0 support from those meanies at Nvidia.
And good support for multiple gen of GPUs too!
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#3
ZeroFM
Still on 436.15 , working perfect
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#4
GoldenX
Theirs was pretty simple, Nvidia already supported everything Vulkan 1.2 promoted.
Now Intel and AMD on the other hand...
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#6
Prima.Vera
Does the latest Vulcan support RTRT ?? Just curious...
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#7
oobymach
Tested DOOM with vulkan 1.2 and runs very good, maybe better than opengl.
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#8
ratirt
GoldenX
Theirs was pretty simple, Nvidia already supported everything Vulkan 1.2 promoted.
Now Intel and AMD on the other hand...
The New AMD driver is supposed to support the Vulcan 1.2
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#9
Recus
Prima.Vera
Does the latest Vulcan support RTRT ?? Just curious...
For the gaming crowds out there, marquee feature additions such as ray tracing, variable rate shading, and mesh shaders will eventually come, but Vulkan 1.2 is not that kind of release.
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#10
JB_Gamer
But how can it be downloaded, latest still 441.87?

Found it:)
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#11
birdie
Prima.Vera
Does the latest Vulcan support RTRT ?? Just curious...
Even 1.1 supported it as a vendor only extension. It's not yet mandatory for the spec as it will require new HW or an upgrade to a new GPU for >99.95% of users out there (yeah, considering Vulkan is supported on Android there are over 2 billion Vulkan users in the world and I don't think NVIDIA has sold more than a million RTX cards). I'm not even sure if it's gonna become mandatory in the next five years.
oobymach
Tested DOOM with vulkan 1.2 and runs very good, maybe better than opengl.
Vulkan 1.2 brings support for new features - it should have excatly zero effect on previously released games and applications.
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#12
GoldenX
ratirt
The New AMD driver is supposed to support the Vulcan 1.2
Yes, got it yesterday. Same story as Nvidia, everything that was promoted to 1.2 was already supported.
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