Vulkan

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From wikipedia:Vulkan (API):

Vulkan, initially referred to as "glNext", is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and compute API.

Learn more at Khronos.

Installation

Note: Vulkan is not currently supported by hybrid graphics implementations such as Bumblebee.

To run a Vulkan application, you will need to install the vulkan-icd-loader package, as well as the Vulkan drivers for your graphics card(s):

The other drivers are not packaged yet, so you will have to install them manually:

To develop a Vulkan application, you will also need the vulkan-headers, and you will probably want the vulkan-validation-layers.

Once this is done, it would really be appreciated if you would share the specs of your GPU/driver combination to vulkan.gpuinfo.org by running vulkan-caps-viewerAUR. Thank you!

Troubleshooting

Error - vulkan: No DRI3 support

If you get the message above, make sure to create the following file with the given content and restart your X. This should not be necessary on Wayland.

/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-intel.conf
Section "Device"
   Identifier  "Intel Graphics"
   Driver      "intel"
   Option      "DRI"    "3"
EndSection

Nvidia - vulkan is not working and can not initialize

Check if you have vulkan-intel installed, it may prevent Nvidia's vulkan driver from being detected.