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Vulkan update: version 1.1 conformance for Raspberry Pi 4

Igalia’s Iago Toral is back with another Vulkan update.

It has been almost a year since we announced conformance for Vulkan 1.0 on Raspberry Pi 4 devices. Since then, we have been working on improving driver performance, expanding the feature set, and advancing towards Vulkan 1.1 support.

Today we are excited to announce that Khronos has just granted Vulkan 1.1 conformance to Raspberry Pi 4.

All the required driver changes for Vulkan 1.1 have already been merged in the upstream v3dv Mesa driver and will hopefully be available soon in Raspberry Pi OS.

Besides Vulkan 1.1 support, we have also implemented support for geometry shaders (which we supported only on the OpenGL ES driver) as well as more optional Vulkan features and extensions. You can see the list of supported
extensions here.

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We have also been improving our shader compiler to produce better code in many scenarios, which should provide significant performance improvements for games and applications with expensive shading (for both Vulkan
and OpenGL drivers), such as those produced by Unreal Engine 4:

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It has been great to validate the Vulkan driver with Unreal Engine 4 code and this was also very useful to drive our optimization work on the shader compiler:

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Performance improvements (in %) across various Vulkan games and demos

Before you get too excited about Unreal Engine 4 games on Raspberry Pi 4, I should note that UE4 is quite expensive and performance is still not good enough for gameplay.

Finally, we also improved support for RenderDoc and GFXReconstruct, which are fantastic tools for Vulkan developers:

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We are very excited to continue improving Vulkan support for Raspberry Pi devices in the future, so stay tuned for future news!

https://www.raspberrypi.com/news/vulkan ... erry-pi-4/

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The Raspberry Pi Zero 2 is out. US$15. This should be good in those PiBoy cases.

https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/ra ... -zero-2-w/

At the heart of Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W is RP3A0, a custom-built system-in-package designed by Raspberry Pi in the UK. With a quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1GHz and 512MB of SDRAM, Zero 2 is up to five times as fast as the original Raspberry Pi Zero.

Wireless LAN is built in to a shielded enclosure with improved RF compliance, giving you more flexibility when designing with Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W.

All in the same tiny 65mm × 30mm form factor.


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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Nov 21, 2021 4:57 pm

This case looks very nice.


This is the NEW RetroFlag PiStation Case. This is absolutely the best raspberry pi4 case that is available in the market so far.

This device some as 2 different setups. You can purchase just the PiStation case on its own, or if you want to go with the full setup, you can purchase the PiStation case complete with an optional screen that they are calling the PiStation LCD. The screen is a 4.3 inch screen.

Many of you guys know I am a big fan of the RetroFlag brand and I am really excited about the release of this raspberry pi 4 case.

The case has not release on the market just yet, but as soon as it does I will update the links below for purchase. Keep in mind these things typically sell out pretty quickly so if you are interested in grabbing one, I wouldn't wait.

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Bullseye edition of Raspberry Pi OS reviewed and tested, including information on the problems with camera support.

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I've installed it. It's good. Been playing some Road Rash PSX and it runs well.

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Hawq wrote:
Wed Dec 29, 2021 7:12 am
Great idea, I just wish it didn't look like a giant pog.
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