Vulkan Driver Update Adds Asynchronous Transfer Queue
Nvidia Vulkan driver update Windows driver version 364.91 and Linux driver version 364.16 out now. The update is adding Asynchronous Transfer Queue for Nvidia hardware being used on Windows or Linux Operating Systems.
Below are the complete patch notes:
Windows 364.91, Linux 364.16
- Updated Vulkan API to 1.0.8
- Improve pipeline creation performance and multi-threaded scaling
- Increase our maximum bound descriptor sets from 4 to 8
- Add support for asynchronous transfer queue
- Improve VK_EXT_debug_report messages on incorrect API usage and shader compile failure
- Fix VkImageFormatProperties maxMipLevels property
- Reduce VkPhysicalDeviceLimits bufferImageGranularity requirement on GM20x GPUs
- Improve Vulkan support on Optimus platforms
- Fixes for minor driver and SPIR-V compiler bugs
- Download for Windows 8 and 7 (32-bit)
- Download for Windows 8 and 7 (64-bit)
- Download for Windows 10 (32-bit)
- Download for Windows 10 (64-bit)
You will need a Kepler or Maxwell based architecture to download and install the latest Vulkan driver update. Kepler and Maxwell are found in 900, 700 and 600 series of graphics cards from Nvidia.
On a related note, Nvidia graphics cards are getting hammered lately by AMD. Recently, an analysis video showed Quantum Break running far better on AMD.