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Qualcomm宣布Adreno 530 GPU支持Vulkan API

2016年2月18日圣迭戈

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2016年2月17日,圣迭戈——Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM)今日宣布,其子公司Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.在集成于高通骁龙™ 820处理器的Qualcomm® Adreno™ 530 GPU上,实现了对Khronos™最新图形和计算API——Vulkan™的支持。Vulkan是高效访问现代GPU图形和计算功能的下一代开放标准API。其底层设计通过GPU加速向应用程序提供显式控制,以提高性能和可预测性。除骁龙820之外, Qualcomm Technologies还计划在即将推出的Adreno 5xx系列GPU,及已推出的Adreno 4xx系列GPU中集成对Vulkan的支持。对于下一代图形和计算应用程序而言,诸如Vulkan一类的API将通过最佳的GPU硬件加速,支持更逼真的3D 图形效果和更高效的GPU计算。

Vulkan支持多项重要特性,包括:

 

  • 通过GPU运行的显式控制,最小化驱动过载以实现性能提升;
  • 多线程友好架构,提高系统整体性能;
  • 最理想的API设计,可适用于多种终端,包括移动终端、台式机、游戏机和嵌入式平台;
  • 基于Khronos全新的SPIR-V™中间表示,能实现着色语言的灵活性和更可预测的实现行为;
  • 可扩展分层架构能支持创新工具,在验证、调试和分析时不影响性能;
  • 简单的驱动程序,能实现低系统资源占用,以及跨供应商的可移植性。

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.产品管理总监Micah Knapp表示,“我们很高兴能为定义Khronos的全新Vulkan API做出贡献。Qualcomm Technologies将成为首批交付Vulkan合规驱动程序的公司之一。这将从骁龙820处理器内置的Adreno 530 GPU开始。随后,我们的Adreno 4xx系列GPU也将提供支持。通过在Adreno GPU中增加对高级图像功能的多线程命令缓冲区生成及显式控制,Vulkan让下一代图形性能成为了可能。今后,我们期望在骁龙开发者工具中也支持Vulkan,包括Snapdragon Profiler和Adreno SDK,从而帮助应用开发者,在为搭载骁龙处理器的智能手机、平板电脑、虚拟现实头戴式显示器(VR HMD)及其他各类设备打造图形和计算应用时,能够利用这一出色的全新API。”

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