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  • LunarG and Khronos Group


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Vulkan SDK

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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • LunarG and Khronos Group


vulkan gpu

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Vulkan SDK

This is not the latest version of Vulkan SDK available.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

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$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install vulkan-sdk
    name: vulkan-sdk
    version: ''
    state: present

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chocolatey_package 'vulkan-sdk' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  ''

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    Name     = "vulkan-sdk"
    Version  = ""
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

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  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 26 Dec 2019.


The SDK provides the development and runtime components for building, running, and debugging Vulkan applications.

This comprehensive SDK includes the Vulkan loader, Vulkan layers, debugging tools, SPIR‐V tools, the Vulkan run time installer, documentation, samples, and demos.

A thorough Vulkan Tutorial is also included to step you through the process of creating a simple Vulkan application, learning the basics of Vulkan along the way.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; # stop on all errors
$toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"

$url        = "$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)/windows/VulkanSDK-$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)-Installer.exe" # download url, HTTPS preferred

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  unzipLocation = $toolsDir
  fileType      = 'exe'
  url           = $url
  softwareName  = 'VulkanSDK*'
  checksum      = 'ee86f25580b550390ce46508415e744d62e87e9c0de6cd299998058253a2a4ba'
  checksumType  = 'sha256'
  silentArgs    = "/S"
  validExitCodes= @(0)

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'; 

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  SoftwareName   = 'VulkanSDK*'
  fileType       = 'exe' 
  silentArgs     = "/S"
  validExitCodes = @(0, 3010, 1605, 1614, 1641)

$uninstalled = $false

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
  $key | % { 
    $packageArgs['file'] = "$($_.UninstallString)" #NOTE: You may need to split this if it contains spaces, see below
    if ($packageArgs['fileType'] -eq 'MSI') {
      $packageArgs['silentArgs'] = "$($_.PSChildName) $($packageArgs['silentArgs'])"
      $packageArgs['file'] = ''
    else {

    Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | % { Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)" }
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Copyright (c) 2015-2019 LunarG, Inc.
Copyright (c) 2015-2019 Valve Corporation

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

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Unless otherwise noted in the  LICENSE.txt file in the SDK install folder and/or included source code files, all components of the Vulkan SDK are licensed under the above license.  Licenses for any components not so licensed are included in the LICENSE.txt file and/or in source code files.

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Vulkan SDK 5027 Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Approved
Vulkan SDK 822 Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Approved
Vulkan SDK 4087 Monday, October 12, 2020 Approved
Vulkan SDK 3406 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Approved
Vulkan SDK 919 Sunday, April 19, 2020 Approved
Vulkan SDK 914 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Approved

Released 11/4/2019

LunarG has released new Vulkan SDKs for Windows, Linux, and macOS based on the header. This release includes maintenance updates and the latest extensions.

## Overview of new additions to Vulkan SDK

- Improved validation layer coverage and bug fixes

- Since the release of SDK, the following extensions have been added to the Vulkan spec and may be supported by a Vulkan device:

* VK_KHR_spirv_1_4

* VK_KHR_shader_clock

* VK_KHR_timeline_semaphore

* VK_KHR_shader_subgroup_extended_types

* VK_GOOGLE_user_type

* VK_IMG_format_pvrtc

## Reminder

The VK_LUNARG_assistant_layer has been removed. This functionality has moved to the VK_LAYER_KHRONOS_validation as a new object (VK_VALIDATION_FEATURE_ENABLE_BEST_PRACTICES_EXT). Refer to the Best Practices documentation.

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