Intel announces that we are moving from beta support to full official support for the Vulkan* API on Windows going forward.

Vulkan* targets high performing real-time 3D graphics applications, like games, while giving low-overhead hardware control over GPU acceleration to developers. Vulkan* utilizes many open-source libraries and utilities, and promises great performance and predictability, while paving the way to better equip games to handle virtual reality or 4k HDR.

To download this driver: Link to driver download page

For more information on Vulkan*: https://www.khronos.org/Vulkan/

Vulkan* Specification and API Registry: https://www.khronos.org/registry/Vulkan/

Vulkan* 1.0 Quick Reference: https://www.khronos.org/registry/Vulkan/specs/1.0/refguide/Vulkan-1.0-web.pdf

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