Latest official Vulkan driver:
Latest alpha driver can be found at Geeks3D, developer of GPU Caps Viewer.
Thank you very much to Stefan3D for the information provided previously.
Besides trying the driver provided by Stefan3D, if that one does not work you can also try the following driver, it is version 4404:
Any questions, please let me know
I installed the driver 15.40.4473, the Vulkan Run Time Libraries (version 126.96.36.199) is visible under Programs and Features.
GPU Caps Viewer 1.32.0 shows now:
But when starting in GPU Caps Viewer a Vulkan demo, it crashes with the follwoing error dialog:
Is there another way to test Vulkan, besides the GPU Caps Viewer? How to find out if it is working correctly?
I think JegX is aware of the GPUCapsViewer crash, yet you should remind him about the problem.
Intel offers the Vulkan Stardust benchmark to test your rig.
Actually i didn't try Microsoft's troubleshooter myself.
I tweaked my system with some PowerShell scripts before i stumbled upon the link.
I forgot to mention that Vulkan evangelist Sascha Willems has a bunch of samples
Thank you very much to for the information posted above.
In order to find out how to block a driver update please verify the following link you will find more suggestions about how to do that:
In regard to the inquiry about how to test the Vulkan driver or the installation of it I just wanted to let you know that the current Plan Of Record is that Intel® is not supporting Vulkan on Windows drivers. The drivers that were made available on Developer.com are intended for Vulkan developers.
So, it is expected that some Vulkan drivers may not work for end users.
Let me apologize for any inconvenience.
Any questions, please let me know.
Not sure if I understand, do you say, that when I own a PC like this one (with only Intel HD Graphics 530), I cannot use Vulkan on Windows operating system?
Because Intel does not support Vulkan (on its Windows drivers)?
But, would it be still possible to use Vulkan on Windows operating system with only Intel HD Graphics built in? Does a third party provide Vulkan drivers or SDKs? What about LunarG, could I use something from there to use vulkan on my Intel Core i5-6400T with Intel HD Graphics 530?
To be honest, can't believe that Intel is not supporting such a promising graphics API.
I was even thinking to buy the Intel Skull Canyon, as it has the Intel Iris Pro 580, but even with that one I couln't use Vulkan?
First of all let me apologize for any inconvenience in regard to the installation of the Vulkan drivers.
The thing is that from our side according to the information we have, you might be able to use the Vulkan drivers on Windows, is just that the drivers that are available are for the PC developers to use them, meaning that they are the ones that know how to install them properly and how to test them.
Based on the information above, let me give you some links for different forums regarding Vulakn drivers, where you will be able to get assistance from different peers and developers:
Here is the link for our developer zone, where you can always submit a forume about Vulkan drivers:
Once again let me apologize for any inconvenience.
NOTE: These links are being offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel of the content, products, or services offered there.
As you might have read online, Intel announced 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* promises great performance and predictability, while paving the way to better equip games to handle virtual reality or 4k HDR.
For more information on Vulkan*: https://www.khronos.org/Vulkan
The graphics driver 188.8.131.5290 has been posted to Intel Download Center at the following direct link to the driver:
Platform and OS support:
7th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family
Microsoft Windows® 10
6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) processor family
Microsoft Windows* 7
Microsoft Windows* 8.1
Microsoft Windows® 10