Vulkan is Qualcomm‘s latest 3D graphics API. It was released as a successor to OpenGL. The fresh API is represent in Adreno 5xx and Adreno 6xx GPUs and brings high-performance graphics to mobiles.
One of the advantages of the Vulkan API is that it is multi-threading friendly, unlike OpenGL. It does this by “providing a buffer system that could leverage all Chip cores to submit tasks to the GPU and perform storage operations”. The Vulkan API moreover makes cross-platform development between PC, consoles and mobile gadgets easier.
It turns out that Qualcomm has been working with world developers to optimize their games to take advantage of the new API. The result of one of the partnerships is an optimized variant of the popular mobile game, King of Glory.
Qualcomm has introduced a list of backed devices that work with the new variant of the world:
Xiaomi – Mi MIX 3, Mi 8 Pro, Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Mi 8 Lite, mi 8, Mi 8 SE, Mi MIX 2S, Mi MIX 2, Mi Note 3, Redmi 6X, Redmi Note 5.
OPPO – OPPO Find X
OnePlus – OnePlus 6, OnePlus 6T
Vivo – Vivo Z3, Vivo X23
Meizu – Meizu X8
Qualcomm has said that the list of backed gadgets will be continually updated.