31. Features, Limits, and Formats

Vulkan is designed to support a wide variety of implementations, and as such there are a number of features, limits, and formats which are not supported on all implementations. Features describe functionality which is optional and which must be explicitly enabled before use. Limits describe implementation-dependent minimums, maximums, and other device characteristics that an application may need to be aware of. Supported buffer and image formats may vary across implementations. A minimum set of format features are guaranteed, but others must be explicitly queried before use to ensure they are supported by the implementation.

Note

The features and limits are reported via basic structures (that is VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures and VkPhysicalDeviceLimits), as well as extensible structures (VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 and VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2) which were added in VK_KHR_get_physical_device_properties2 and included in Vulkan 1.1. When new features or limits are added in future Vulkan version or extensions, each extension should introduce one new feature structure and/or limit structure (as needed). These structures can be added to the pNext chain of the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 and VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2 structures, respectively.

31.1. Features

The Specification defines a set of optional features that may be supported by a Vulkan implementation. Support for features is reported and enabled on a per-feature basis. Features are properties of the physical device.

To query supported features, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures*                   pFeatures);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the supported features.

  • pFeatures is a pointer to a VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure in which the physical device features are returned. For each feature, a value of VK_TRUE specifies that the feature is supported on this physical device, and VK_FALSE specifies that the feature is not supported.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • pFeatures must be a valid pointer to a VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure

Fine-grained features used by a logical device must be enabled at VkDevice creation time. If a feature is enabled that the physical device does not support, VkDevice creation will fail. If an application uses a feature without enabling it at VkDevice creation time, the device behavior is undefined. The validation layer will warn if features are used without being enabled.

The fine-grained features are enabled by passing a pointer to the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure via the pEnabledFeatures member of the VkDeviceCreateInfo structure that is passed into the vkCreateDevice call. If a member of pEnabledFeatures is set to VK_TRUE or VK_FALSE, then the device will be created with the indicated feature enabled or disabled, respectively. Features can also be enabled by using the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure.

If an application wishes to enable all features supported by a device, it can simply pass in the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure that was previously returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures. To disable an individual feature, the application can set the desired member to VK_FALSE in the same structure. Setting pEnabledFeatures to NULL and not including a VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 in the pNext member of VkDeviceCreateInfo is equivalent to setting all members of the structure to VK_FALSE.

Note

Some features, such as robustBufferAccess, may incur a run-time performance cost. Application writers should carefully consider the implications of enabling all supported features.

To query supported features defined by the core or extensions, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2*                  pFeatures);

or the equivalent command

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2KHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2*                  pFeatures);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the supported features.

  • pFeatures is a pointer to a VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure in which the physical device features are returned.

Each structure in pFeatures and its pNext chain contain members corresponding to fine-grained features. vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 writes each member to a boolean value indicating whether that feature is supported.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • pFeatures must be a valid pointer to a VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure

The VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 {
    VkStructureType             sType;
    void*                       pNext;
    VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures    features;
} VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2KHR;

The VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure is defined as:

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • features is a structure of type VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures describing the fine-grained features of the Vulkan 1.0 API.

The pNext chain of this structure is used to extend the structure with features defined by extensions. This structure can be used in vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 or can be in the pNext chain of a VkDeviceCreateInfo structure, in which case it controls which features are enabled in the device in lieu of pEnabledFeatures.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_FEATURES_2

The VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures {
    VkBool32    robustBufferAccess;
    VkBool32    fullDrawIndexUint32;
    VkBool32    imageCubeArray;
    VkBool32    independentBlend;
    VkBool32    geometryShader;
    VkBool32    tessellationShader;
    VkBool32    sampleRateShading;
    VkBool32    dualSrcBlend;
    VkBool32    logicOp;
    VkBool32    multiDrawIndirect;
    VkBool32    drawIndirectFirstInstance;
    VkBool32    depthClamp;
    VkBool32    depthBiasClamp;
    VkBool32    fillModeNonSolid;
    VkBool32    depthBounds;
    VkBool32    wideLines;
    VkBool32    largePoints;
    VkBool32    alphaToOne;
    VkBool32    multiViewport;
    VkBool32    samplerAnisotropy;
    VkBool32    textureCompressionETC2;
    VkBool32    textureCompressionASTC_LDR;
    VkBool32    textureCompressionBC;
    VkBool32    occlusionQueryPrecise;
    VkBool32    pipelineStatisticsQuery;
    VkBool32    vertexPipelineStoresAndAtomics;
    VkBool32    fragmentStoresAndAtomics;
    VkBool32    shaderTessellationAndGeometryPointSize;
    VkBool32    shaderImageGatherExtended;
    VkBool32    shaderStorageImageExtendedFormats;
    VkBool32    shaderStorageImageMultisample;
    VkBool32    shaderStorageImageReadWithoutFormat;
    VkBool32    shaderStorageImageWriteWithoutFormat;
    VkBool32    shaderUniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32    shaderSampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32    shaderStorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32    shaderStorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32    shaderClipDistance;
    VkBool32    shaderCullDistance;
    VkBool32    shaderFloat64;
    VkBool32    shaderInt64;
    VkBool32    shaderInt16;
    VkBool32    shaderResourceResidency;
    VkBool32    shaderResourceMinLod;
    VkBool32    sparseBinding;
    VkBool32    sparseResidencyBuffer;
    VkBool32    sparseResidencyImage2D;
    VkBool32    sparseResidencyImage3D;
    VkBool32    sparseResidency2Samples;
    VkBool32    sparseResidency4Samples;
    VkBool32    sparseResidency8Samples;
    VkBool32    sparseResidency16Samples;
    VkBool32    sparseResidencyAliased;
    VkBool32    variableMultisampleRate;
    VkBool32    inheritedQueries;
} VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure describe the following features:

  • robustBufferAccess specifies that accesses to buffers are bounds-checked against the range of the buffer descriptor (as determined by VkDescriptorBufferInfo::range, VkBufferViewCreateInfo::range, or the size of the buffer). Out of bounds accesses must not cause application termination, and the effects of shader loads, stores, and atomics must conform to an implementation-dependent behavior as described below.

    • A buffer access is considered to be out of bounds if any of the following are true:

      • The pointer was formed by OpImageTexelPointer and the coordinate is less than zero or greater than or equal to the number of whole elements in the bound range.

      • The pointer was not formed by OpImageTexelPointer and the object pointed to is not wholly contained within the bound range. This includes accesses performed via variable pointers where the buffer descriptor being accessed cannot be statically determined. Uninitialized pointers and pointers equal to OpConstantNull are treated as pointing to a zero-sized object, so all accesses through such pointers are considered to be out of bounds.

        Note

        If a SPIR-V OpLoad instruction loads a structure and the tail end of the structure is out of bounds, then all members of the structure are considered out of bounds even if the members at the end are not statically used.

      • If any buffer access in a given SPIR-V block is determined to be out of bounds, then any other access of the same type (load, store, or atomic) in the same SPIR-V block that accesses an address less than 16 bytes away from the out of bounds address may also be considered out of bounds.

    • Out-of-bounds buffer loads will return any of the following values:

      • Values from anywhere within the memory range(s) bound to the buffer (possibly including bytes of memory past the end of the buffer, up to the end of the bound range).

      • Zero values, or (0,0,0,x) vectors for vector reads where x is a valid value represented in the type of the vector components and may be any of:

        • 0, 1, or the maximum representable positive integer value, for signed or unsigned integer components

        • 0.0 or 1.0, for floating-point components

    • Out-of-bounds writes may modify values within the memory range(s) bound to the buffer, but must not modify any other memory.

    • Out-of-bounds atomics may modify values within the memory range(s) bound to the buffer, but must not modify any other memory, and return an undefined value.

    • Vertex input attributes are considered out of bounds if the offset of the attribute in the bound vertex buffer range plus the size of the attribute is greater than either:

      • vertexBufferRangeSize, if bindingStride == 0; or

      • (vertexBufferRangeSize - (vertexBufferRangeSize % bindingStride))

      where vertexBufferRangeSize is the byte size of the memory range bound to the vertex buffer binding and bindingStride is the byte stride of the corresponding vertex input binding. Further, if any vertex input attribute using a specific vertex input binding is out of bounds, then all vertex input attributes using that vertex input binding for that vertex shader invocation are considered out of bounds.

      • If a vertex input attribute is out of bounds, it will be assigned one of the following values:

        • Values from anywhere within the memory range(s) bound to the buffer, converted according to the format of the attribute.

        • Zero values, format converted according to the format of the attribute.

        • Zero values, or (0,0,0,x) vectors, as described above.

    • If robustBufferAccess is not enabled, out of bounds accesses may corrupt any memory within the process and cause undefined behavior up to and including application termination.

  • fullDrawIndexUint32 specifies the full 32-bit range of indices is supported for indexed draw calls when using a VkIndexType of VK_INDEX_TYPE_UINT32. maxDrawIndexedIndexValue is the maximum index value that may be used (aside from the primitive restart index, which is always 232-1 when the VkIndexType is VK_INDEX_TYPE_UINT32). If this feature is supported, maxDrawIndexedIndexValue must be 232-1; otherwise it must be no smaller than 224-1. See maxDrawIndexedIndexValue.

  • imageCubeArray specifies whether image views with a VkImageViewType of VK_IMAGE_VIEW_TYPE_CUBE_ARRAY can be created, and that the corresponding SampledCubeArray and ImageCubeArray SPIR-V capabilities can be used in shader code.

  • independentBlend specifies whether the VkPipelineColorBlendAttachmentState settings are controlled independently per-attachment. If this feature is not enabled, the VkPipelineColorBlendAttachmentState settings for all color attachments must be identical. Otherwise, a different VkPipelineColorBlendAttachmentState can be provided for each bound color attachment.

  • geometryShader specifies whether geometry shaders are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the VK_SHADER_STAGE_GEOMETRY_BIT and VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_GEOMETRY_SHADER_BIT enum values must not be used. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the Geometry capability.

  • tessellationShader specifies whether tessellation control and evaluation shaders are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the VK_SHADER_STAGE_TESSELLATION_CONTROL_BIT, VK_SHADER_STAGE_TESSELLATION_EVALUATION_BIT, VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_TESSELLATION_CONTROL_SHADER_BIT, VK_PIPELINE_STAGE_TESSELLATION_EVALUATION_SHADER_BIT, and VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PIPELINE_TESSELLATION_STATE_CREATE_INFO enum values must not be used. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the Tessellation capability.

  • sampleRateShading specifies whether Sample Shading and multisample interpolation are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the sampleShadingEnable member of the VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo structure must be set to VK_FALSE and the minSampleShading member is ignored. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the SampleRateShading capability.

  • dualSrcBlend specifies whether blend operations which take two sources are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the VK_BLEND_FACTOR_SRC1_COLOR, VK_BLEND_FACTOR_ONE_MINUS_SRC1_COLOR, VK_BLEND_FACTOR_SRC1_ALPHA, and VK_BLEND_FACTOR_ONE_MINUS_SRC1_ALPHA enum values must not be used as source or destination blending factors. See Dual-Source Blending.

  • logicOp specifies whether logic operations are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the logicOpEnable member of the VkPipelineColorBlendStateCreateInfo structure must be set to VK_FALSE, and the logicOp member is ignored.

  • multiDrawIndirect specifies whether multiple draw indirect is supported. If this feature is not enabled, the drawCount parameter to the vkCmdDrawIndirect and vkCmdDrawIndexedIndirect commands must be 0 or 1. The maxDrawIndirectCount member of the VkPhysicalDeviceLimits structure must also be 1 if this feature is not supported. See maxDrawIndirectCount.

  • drawIndirectFirstInstance specifies whether indirect draw calls support the firstInstance parameter. If this feature is not enabled, the firstInstance member of all VkDrawIndirectCommand and VkDrawIndexedIndirectCommand structures that are provided to the vkCmdDrawIndirect and vkCmdDrawIndexedIndirect commands must be 0.

  • depthClamp specifies whether depth clamping is supported. If this feature is not enabled, the depthClampEnable member of the VkPipelineRasterizationStateCreateInfo structure must be set to VK_FALSE. Otherwise, setting depthClampEnable to VK_TRUE will enable depth clamping.

  • depthBiasClamp specifies whether depth bias clamping is supported. If this feature is not enabled, the depthBiasClamp member of the VkPipelineRasterizationStateCreateInfo structure must be set to 0.0 unless the VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_DEPTH_BIAS dynamic state is enabled, and the depthBiasClamp parameter to vkCmdSetDepthBias must be set to 0.0.

  • fillModeNonSolid specifies whether point and wireframe fill modes are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the VK_POLYGON_MODE_POINT and VK_POLYGON_MODE_LINE enum values must not be used.

  • depthBounds specifies whether depth bounds tests are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the depthBoundsTestEnable member of the VkPipelineDepthStencilStateCreateInfo structure must be set to VK_FALSE. When depthBoundsTestEnable is set to VK_FALSE, the minDepthBounds and maxDepthBounds members of the VkPipelineDepthStencilStateCreateInfo structure are ignored.

  • wideLines specifies whether lines with width other than 1.0 are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the lineWidth member of the VkPipelineRasterizationStateCreateInfo structure must be set to 1.0 unless the VK_DYNAMIC_STATE_LINE_WIDTH dynamic state is enabled, and the lineWidth parameter to vkCmdSetLineWidth must be set to 1.0. When this feature is supported, the range and granularity of supported line widths are indicated by the lineWidthRange and lineWidthGranularity members of the VkPhysicalDeviceLimits structure, respectively.

  • largePoints specifies whether points with size greater than 1.0 are supported. If this feature is not enabled, only a point size of 1.0 written by a shader is supported. The range and granularity of supported point sizes are indicated by the pointSizeRange and pointSizeGranularity members of the VkPhysicalDeviceLimits structure, respectively.

  • alphaToOne specifies whether the implementation is able to replace the alpha value of the color fragment output from the fragment shader with the maximum representable alpha value for fixed-point colors or 1.0 for floating-point colors. If this feature is not enabled, then the alphaToOneEnable member of the VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo structure must be set to VK_FALSE. Otherwise setting alphaToOneEnable to VK_TRUE will enable alpha-to-one behavior.

  • multiViewport specifies whether more than one viewport is supported. If this feature is not enabled:

    • The viewportCount and scissorCount members of the VkPipelineViewportStateCreateInfo structure must be set to 1.

    • The firstViewport and viewportCount parameters to the vkCmdSetViewport command must be set to 0 and 1, respectively.

    • The firstScissor and scissorCount parameters to the vkCmdSetScissor command must be set to 0 and 1, respectively.

  • samplerAnisotropy specifies whether anisotropic filtering is supported. If this feature is not enabled, the anisotropyEnable member of the VkSamplerCreateInfo structure must be VK_FALSE.

  • textureCompressionETC2 specifies whether all of the ETC2 and EAC compressed texture formats are supported. If this feature is enabled, then the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT, VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT features must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for the following formats:

    • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_SNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_SNORM_BLOCK

    To query for additional properties, or if the feature is not enabled, vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties and vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties can be used to check for supported properties of individual formats as normal.

  • textureCompressionASTC_LDR specifies whether all of the ASTC LDR compressed texture formats are supported. If this feature is enabled, then the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT, VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT features must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for the following formats:

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_SRGB_BLOCK

    To query for additional properties, or if the feature is not enabled, vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties and vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties can be used to check for supported properties of individual formats as normal.

  • textureCompressionBC specifies whether all of the BC compressed texture formats are supported. If this feature is enabled, then the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT, VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT features must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for the following formats:

    • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC2_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC2_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC3_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC3_SRGB_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC4_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC4_SNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC5_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC5_SNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC6H_UFLOAT_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC6H_SFLOAT_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC7_UNORM_BLOCK

    • VK_FORMAT_BC7_SRGB_BLOCK

    To query for additional properties, or if the feature is not enabled, vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties and vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties can be used to check for supported properties of individual formats as normal.

  • occlusionQueryPrecise specifies whether occlusion queries returning actual sample counts are supported. Occlusion queries are created in a VkQueryPool by specifying the queryType of VK_QUERY_TYPE_OCCLUSION in the VkQueryPoolCreateInfo structure which is passed to vkCreateQueryPool. If this feature is enabled, queries of this type can enable VK_QUERY_CONTROL_PRECISE_BIT in the flags parameter to vkCmdBeginQuery. If this feature is not supported, the implementation supports only boolean occlusion queries. When any samples are passed, boolean queries will return a non-zero result value, otherwise a result value of zero is returned. When this feature is enabled and VK_QUERY_CONTROL_PRECISE_BIT is set, occlusion queries will report the actual number of samples passed.

  • pipelineStatisticsQuery specifies whether the pipeline statistics queries are supported. If this feature is not enabled, queries of type VK_QUERY_TYPE_PIPELINE_STATISTICS cannot be created, and none of the VkQueryPipelineStatisticFlagBits bits can be set in the pipelineStatistics member of the VkQueryPoolCreateInfo structure.

  • vertexPipelineStoresAndAtomics specifies whether storage buffers and images support stores and atomic operations in the vertex, tessellation, and geometry shader stages. If this feature is not enabled, all storage image, storage texel buffers, and storage buffer variables used by these stages in shader modules must be decorated with the NonWritable decoration (or the readonly memory qualifier in GLSL).

  • fragmentStoresAndAtomics specifies whether storage buffers and images support stores and atomic operations in the fragment shader stage. If this feature is not enabled, all storage image, storage texel buffers, and storage buffer variables used by the fragment stage in shader modules must be decorated with the NonWritable decoration (or the readonly memory qualifier in GLSL).

  • shaderTessellationAndGeometryPointSize specifies whether the PointSize built-in decoration is available in the tessellation control, tessellation evaluation, and geometry shader stages. If this feature is not enabled, members decorated with the PointSize built-in decoration must not be read from or written to and all points written from a tessellation or geometry shader will have a size of 1.0. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the TessellationPointSize capability for tessellation control and evaluation shaders, or if the shader modules can declare the GeometryPointSize capability for geometry shaders. An implementation supporting this feature must also support one or both of the tessellationShader or geometryShader features.

  • shaderImageGatherExtended specifies whether the extended set of image gather instructions are available in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, the OpImage*Gather instructions do not support the Offset and ConstOffsets operands. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the ImageGatherExtended capability.

  • shaderStorageImageExtendedFormats specifies whether all the extended storage image formats are available in shader code. If this feature is enabled then the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT feature must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for all of the extended formats. To query for additional properties, or if the feature is not enabled, vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties and vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties can be used to check for supported properties of individual formats as normal.

  • shaderStorageImageMultisample specifies whether multisampled storage images are supported. If this feature is not enabled, images that are created with a usage that includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_STORAGE_BIT must be created with samples equal to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageMultisample capability.

  • shaderStorageImageReadWithoutFormat specifies whether storage images require a format qualifier to be specified when reading from storage images. If this feature is not enabled, the OpImageRead instruction must not have an OpTypeImage of Unknown. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageReadWithoutFormat capability.

  • shaderStorageImageWriteWithoutFormat specifies whether storage images require a format qualifier to be specified when writing to storage images. If this feature is not enabled, the OpImageWrite instruction must not have an OpTypeImage of Unknown. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageWriteWithoutFormat capability.

  • shaderUniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing specifies whether arrays of uniform buffers can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the UniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderSampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing specifies whether arrays of samplers or sampled images can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the SampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing specifies whether arrays of storage buffers can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing specifies whether arrays of storage images can be indexed by dynamically uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderClipDistance specifies whether clip distances are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, any members decorated with the ClipDistance built-in decoration must not be read from or written to in shader modules. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the ClipDistance capability.

  • shaderCullDistance specifies whether cull distances are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, any members decorated with the CullDistance built-in decoration must not be read from or written to in shader modules. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the CullDistance capability.

  • shaderFloat64 specifies whether 64-bit floats (doubles) are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, 64-bit floating-point types must not be used in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the Float64 capability.

  • shaderInt64 specifies whether 64-bit integers (signed and unsigned) are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, 64-bit integer types must not be used in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the Int64 capability.

  • shaderInt16 specifies whether 16-bit integers (signed and unsigned) are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, 16-bit integer types must not be used in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the Int16 capability.

  • shaderResourceResidency specifies whether image operations that return resource residency information are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, the OpImageSparse* instructions must not be used in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the SparseResidency capability. The feature requires at least one of the sparseResidency* features to be supported.

  • shaderResourceMinLod specifies whether image operations that specify the minimum resource LOD are supported in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, the MinLod image operand must not be used in shader code. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the MinLod capability.

  • sparseBinding specifies whether resource memory can be managed at opaque sparse block level instead of at the object level. If this feature is not enabled, resource memory must be bound only on a per-object basis using the vkBindBufferMemory and vkBindImageMemory commands. In this case, buffers and images must not be created with VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT and VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT set in the flags member of the VkBufferCreateInfo and VkImageCreateInfo structures, respectively. Otherwise resource memory can be managed as described in Sparse Resource Features.

  • sparseResidencyBuffer specifies whether the device can access partially resident buffers. If this feature is not enabled, buffers must not be created with VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkBufferCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidencyImage2D specifies whether the device can access partially resident 2D images with 1 sample per pixel. If this feature is not enabled, images with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and samples set to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT must not be created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkImageCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidencyImage3D specifies whether the device can access partially resident 3D images. If this feature is not enabled, images with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D must not be created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkImageCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidency2Samples specifies whether the physical device can access partially resident 2D images with 2 samples per pixel. If this feature is not enabled, images with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and samples set to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_2_BIT must not be created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkImageCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidency4Samples specifies whether the physical device can access partially resident 2D images with 4 samples per pixel. If this feature is not enabled, images with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and samples set to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT must not be created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkImageCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidency8Samples specifies whether the physical device can access partially resident 2D images with 8 samples per pixel. If this feature is not enabled, images with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and samples set to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_8_BIT must not be created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkImageCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidency16Samples specifies whether the physical device can access partially resident 2D images with 16 samples per pixel. If this feature is not enabled, images with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and samples set to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_16_BIT must not be created with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT set in the flags member of the VkImageCreateInfo structure.

  • sparseResidencyAliased specifies whether the physical device can correctly access data aliased into multiple locations. If this feature is not enabled, the VK_BUFFER_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT and VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT enum values must not be used in flags members of the VkBufferCreateInfo and VkImageCreateInfo structures, respectively.

  • variableMultisampleRate specifies whether all pipelines that will be bound to a command buffer during a subpass with no attachments must have the same value for VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo::rasterizationSamples. If set to VK_TRUE, the implementation supports variable multisample rates in a subpass with no attachments. If set to VK_FALSE, then all pipelines bound in such a subpass must have the same multisample rate. This has no effect in situations where a subpass uses any attachments.

  • inheritedQueries specifies whether a secondary command buffer may be executed while a query is active.

The VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           variablePointersStorageBuffer;
    VkBool32           variablePointers;
} VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeaturesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures structure describe the following features:

  • variablePointersStorageBuffer specifies whether the implementation supports the SPIR-V VariablePointersStorageBuffer capability. When this feature is not enabled, shader modules must not declare the SPV_KHR_variable_pointers extension or the VariablePointersStorageBuffer capability.

  • variablePointers specifies whether the implementation supports the SPIR-V VariablePointers capability. When this feature is not enabled, shader modules must not declare the VariablePointers capability.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled with values indicating whether each feature is supported. VkPhysicalDeviceVariablePointerFeatures can also be used in the pNext chain of VkDeviceCreateInfo to enable the features.

Valid Usage
  • If variablePointers is enabled then variablePointersStorageBuffer must also be enabled.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_VARIABLE_POINTER_FEATURES

The VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           multiview;
    VkBool32           multiviewGeometryShader;
    VkBool32           multiviewTessellationShader;
} VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeaturesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures structure describe the following features:

  • multiview specifies whether the implementation supports multiview rendering within a render pass. If this feature is not enabled, the view mask of each subpass must always be zero.

  • multiviewGeometryShader specifies whether the implementation supports multiview rendering within a render pass, with geometry shaders. If this feature is not enabled, then a pipeline compiled against a subpass with a non-zero view mask must not include a geometry shader.

  • multiviewTessellationShader specifies whether the implementation supports multiview rendering within a render pass, with tessellation shaders. If this feature is not enabled, then a pipeline compiled against a subpass with a non-zero view mask must not include any tessellation shaders.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled with values indicating whether each feature is supported. VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewFeatures can also be used in the pNext chain of VkDeviceCreateInfo to enable the features.

Valid Usage
  • If multiviewGeometryShader is enabled then multiview must also be enabled.

  • If multiviewTessellationShader is enabled then multiview must also be enabled.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_MULTIVIEW_FEATURES

To query 64-bit atomic support for signed and unsigned integers call vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 with a VkPhysicalDeviceShaderAtomicInt64FeaturesKHR structure included in the pNext chain of its pFeatures parameter.

The VkPhysicalDeviceShaderAtomicInt64FeaturesKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceShaderAtomicInt64FeaturesKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           shaderBufferInt64Atomics;
    VkBool32           shaderSharedInt64Atomics;
} VkPhysicalDeviceShaderAtomicInt64FeaturesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • shaderBufferInt64Atomics indicates whether shaders can support 64-bit unsigned and signed integer atomic operations on buffers.

  • shaderSharedInt64Atomics indicates whether shaders can support 64-bit unsigned and signed integer atomic operations on shared memory.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_SHADER_ATOMIC_INT64_FEATURES_KHR

To query 8-bit storage features additionally supported call vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 with a VkPhysicalDevice8BitStorageFeaturesKHR structure included in the pNext chain of its pFeatures parameter. The VkPhysicalDevice8BitStorageFeaturesKHR structure can also be in the pNext chain of a VkDeviceCreateInfo structure, in which case it controls which additional features are enabled in the device.

The VkPhysicalDevice8BitStorageFeaturesKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDevice8BitStorageFeaturesKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           storageBuffer8BitAccess;
    VkBool32           uniformAndStorageBuffer8BitAccess;
    VkBool32           storagePushConstant8;
} VkPhysicalDevice8BitStorageFeaturesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • storageBuffer8BitAccess indicates whether objects in the StorageBuffer storage class with the Block decoration can have 8-bit integer members. If this feature is not enabled, 8-bit integer members must not be used in such objects. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageBuffer8BitAccess capability.

  • uniformAndStorageBuffer8BitAccess indicates whether objects in the Uniform storage class with the Block decoration and in the StorageBuffer storage class with the same decoration can have 8-bit integer members. If this feature is not enabled, 8-bit integer members must not be used in such objects. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformAndStorageBuffer8BitAccess capability.

  • storagePushConstant8 indicates whether objects in the PushConstant storage class can have 8-bit integer members. If this feature is not enabled, 8-bit integer members must not be used in such objects. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StoragePushConstant8 capability.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_8BIT_STORAGE_FEATURES_KHR

To query 16-bit storage features additionally supported call vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 with a VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeatures structure included in the pNext chain of its pFeatures parameter. The VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeatures structure can also be in the pNext chain of a VkDeviceCreateInfo structure, in which case it controls which additional features are enabled in the device.

The VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           storageBuffer16BitAccess;
    VkBool32           uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess;
    VkBool32           storagePushConstant16;
    VkBool32           storageInputOutput16;
} VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeatures;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeatures VkPhysicalDevice16BitStorageFeaturesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • storageBuffer16BitAccess specifies whether objects in the StorageBuffer storage class with the Block decoration can have 16-bit integer and 16-bit floating-point members. If this feature is not enabled, 16-bit integer or 16-bit floating-point members must not be used in such objects. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageBuffer16BitAccess capability.

  • uniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess specifies whether objects in the Uniform storage class with the Block decoration and in the StorageBuffer storage class with the same decoration can have 16-bit integer and 16-bit floating-point members. If this feature is not enabled, 16-bit integer or 16-bit floating-point members must not be used in such objects. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the UniformAndStorageBuffer16BitAccess capability.

  • storagePushConstant16 specifies whether objects in the PushConstant storage class can have 16-bit integer and 16-bit floating-point members. If this feature is not enabled, 16-bit integer or floating-point members must not be used in such objects. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StoragePushConstant16 capability.

  • storageInputOutput16 specifies whether objects in the Input and Output storage classes can have 16-bit integer and 16-bit floating-point members. If this feature is not enabled, 16-bit integer or 16-bit floating-point members must not be used in such objects. This also specifies whether shader modules can declare the StorageInputOutput16 capability.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_16BIT_STORAGE_FEATURES

To query features additionally supported by the VK_KHR_shader_float16_int8 extension, call vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2KHR with a VkPhysicalDeviceFloat16Int8FeaturesKHR structure in the pNext chain. The VkPhysicalDeviceFloat16Int8FeaturesKHR structure can also be in the pNext chain of a VkDeviceCreateInfo structure, in which case it controls which additional features are enabled in the device.

The VkPhysicalDeviceFloat16Int8FeaturesKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceFloat16Int8FeaturesKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           shaderFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderInt8;
} VkPhysicalDeviceFloat16Int8FeaturesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • shaderFloat16 indicates whether 16-bit floats (halfs) are supported in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the Float16 capability.

  • shaderInt8 indicates whether 8-bit integers (signed and unsigned) are supported in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the Int8 capability.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_FLOAT16_INT8_FEATURES_KHR

The VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           samplerYcbcrConversion;
} VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeatures;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeatures VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeaturesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeatures structure describe the following feature:

  • samplerYcbcrConversion specifies whether the implementation supports sampler Y’CBCR conversion. If samplerYcbcrConversion is VK_FALSE, sampler Y’CBCR conversion is not supported, and samplers using sampler Y’CBCR conversion must not be used.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_SAMPLER_YCBCR_CONVERSION_FEATURES

The VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           protectedMemory;
} VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryFeatures;
  • protectedMemory specifies whether protected memory is supported.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryFeatures structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled with a value indicating whether the feature is supported.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_PROTECTED_MEMORY_FEATURES

The VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDrawParameterFeatures structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDrawParameterFeatures {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           shaderDrawParameters;
} VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDrawParameterFeatures;
  • shaderDrawParameters specifies whether shader draw parameters are supported.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceShaderDrawParameterFeatures structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled with a value indicating whether the feature is supported.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_SHADER_DRAW_PARAMETER_FEATURES

To query memory model features additionally supported call vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 with a VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanMemoryModelFeaturesKHR structure included in the pNext chain of its pFeatures parameter. The VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanMemoryModelFeaturesKHR structure can also be in the pNext chain of a VkDeviceCreateInfo structure, in which case it controls which additional features are enabled in the device.

The VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanMemoryModelFeaturesKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanMemoryModelFeaturesKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           vulkanMemoryModel;
    VkBool32           vulkanMemoryModelDeviceScope;
    VkBool32           vulkanMemoryModelAvailabilityVisibilityChains;
} VkPhysicalDeviceVulkanMemoryModelFeaturesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • vulkanMemoryModel indicates whether the Vulkan Memory Model is supported, as defined in Vulkan Memory Model. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the VulkanMemoryModelKHR capability.

  • vulkanMemoryModelDeviceScope indicates whether the Vulkan Memory Model can use Device scope synchronization. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the VulkanMemoryModelDeviceScopeKHR capability.

  • vulkanMemoryModelAvailabilityVisibilityChains indicates whether the Vulkan Memory Model can use availability and visibility chains with more than one element.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_VULKAN_MEMORY_MODEL_FEATURES_KHR

31.1.1. Feature Requirements

All Vulkan graphics implementations must support the following features:

All other features defined in the Specification are optional.

31.2. Limits

There are a variety of implementation-dependent limits.

The VkPhysicalDeviceLimits are properties of the physical device. These are available in the limits member of the VkPhysicalDeviceProperties structure which is returned from vkGetPhysicalDeviceProperties.

The VkPhysicalDeviceLimits structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceLimits {
    uint32_t              maxImageDimension1D;
    uint32_t              maxImageDimension2D;
    uint32_t              maxImageDimension3D;
    uint32_t              maxImageDimensionCube;
    uint32_t              maxImageArrayLayers;
    uint32_t              maxTexelBufferElements;
    uint32_t              maxUniformBufferRange;
    uint32_t              maxStorageBufferRange;
    uint32_t              maxPushConstantsSize;
    uint32_t              maxMemoryAllocationCount;
    uint32_t              maxSamplerAllocationCount;
    VkDeviceSize          bufferImageGranularity;
    VkDeviceSize          sparseAddressSpaceSize;
    uint32_t              maxBoundDescriptorSets;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments;
    uint32_t              maxPerStageResources;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetSamplers;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetSampledImages;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetStorageImages;
    uint32_t              maxDescriptorSetInputAttachments;
    uint32_t              maxVertexInputAttributes;
    uint32_t              maxVertexInputBindings;
    uint32_t              maxVertexInputAttributeOffset;
    uint32_t              maxVertexInputBindingStride;
    uint32_t              maxVertexOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationGenerationLevel;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationPatchSize;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationControlPerVertexInputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationControlPerVertexOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationControlPerPatchOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationControlTotalOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationEvaluationInputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxTessellationEvaluationOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxGeometryShaderInvocations;
    uint32_t              maxGeometryInputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxGeometryOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxGeometryOutputVertices;
    uint32_t              maxGeometryTotalOutputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxFragmentInputComponents;
    uint32_t              maxFragmentOutputAttachments;
    uint32_t              maxFragmentDualSrcAttachments;
    uint32_t              maxFragmentCombinedOutputResources;
    uint32_t              maxComputeSharedMemorySize;
    uint32_t              maxComputeWorkGroupCount[3];
    uint32_t              maxComputeWorkGroupInvocations;
    uint32_t              maxComputeWorkGroupSize[3];
    uint32_t              subPixelPrecisionBits;
    uint32_t              subTexelPrecisionBits;
    uint32_t              mipmapPrecisionBits;
    uint32_t              maxDrawIndexedIndexValue;
    uint32_t              maxDrawIndirectCount;
    float                 maxSamplerLodBias;
    float                 maxSamplerAnisotropy;
    uint32_t              maxViewports;
    uint32_t              maxViewportDimensions[2];
    float                 viewportBoundsRange[2];
    uint32_t              viewportSubPixelBits;
    size_t                minMemoryMapAlignment;
    VkDeviceSize          minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment;
    VkDeviceSize          minUniformBufferOffsetAlignment;
    VkDeviceSize          minStorageBufferOffsetAlignment;
    int32_t               minTexelOffset;
    uint32_t              maxTexelOffset;
    int32_t               minTexelGatherOffset;
    uint32_t              maxTexelGatherOffset;
    float                 minInterpolationOffset;
    float                 maxInterpolationOffset;
    uint32_t              subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits;
    uint32_t              maxFramebufferWidth;
    uint32_t              maxFramebufferHeight;
    uint32_t              maxFramebufferLayers;
    VkSampleCountFlags    framebufferColorSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    framebufferDepthSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    framebufferStencilSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    framebufferNoAttachmentsSampleCounts;
    uint32_t              maxColorAttachments;
    VkSampleCountFlags    sampledImageColorSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    sampledImageDepthSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    sampledImageStencilSampleCounts;
    VkSampleCountFlags    storageImageSampleCounts;
    uint32_t              maxSampleMaskWords;
    VkBool32              timestampComputeAndGraphics;
    float                 timestampPeriod;
    uint32_t              maxClipDistances;
    uint32_t              maxCullDistances;
    uint32_t              maxCombinedClipAndCullDistances;
    uint32_t              discreteQueuePriorities;
    float                 pointSizeRange[2];
    float                 lineWidthRange[2];
    float                 pointSizeGranularity;
    float                 lineWidthGranularity;
    VkBool32              strictLines;
    VkBool32              standardSampleLocations;
    VkDeviceSize          optimalBufferCopyOffsetAlignment;
    VkDeviceSize          optimalBufferCopyRowPitchAlignment;
    VkDeviceSize          nonCoherentAtomSize;
} VkPhysicalDeviceLimits;
  • maxImageDimension1D is the maximum dimension (width) supported for all images created with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_1D.

  • maxImageDimension2D is the maximum dimension (width or height) supported for all images created with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and without VK_IMAGE_CREATE_CUBE_COMPATIBLE_BIT set in flags.

  • maxImageDimension3D is the maximum dimension (width, height, or depth) supported for all images created with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D.

  • maxImageDimensionCube is the maximum dimension (width or height) supported for all images created with an imageType of VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and with VK_IMAGE_CREATE_CUBE_COMPATIBLE_BIT set in flags.

  • maxImageArrayLayers is the maximum number of layers (arrayLayers) for an image.

  • maxTexelBufferElements is the maximum number of addressable texels for a buffer view created on a buffer which was created with the VK_BUFFER_USAGE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT or VK_BUFFER_USAGE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT set in the usage member of the VkBufferCreateInfo structure.

  • maxUniformBufferRange is the maximum value that can be specified in the range member of any VkDescriptorBufferInfo structures passed to a call to vkUpdateDescriptorSets for descriptors of type VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC.

  • maxStorageBufferRange is the maximum value that can be specified in the range member of any VkDescriptorBufferInfo structures passed to a call to vkUpdateDescriptorSets for descriptors of type VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC.

  • maxPushConstantsSize is the maximum size, in bytes, of the pool of push constant memory. For each of the push constant ranges indicated by the pPushConstantRanges member of the VkPipelineLayoutCreateInfo structure, (offset + size) must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxMemoryAllocationCount is the maximum number of device memory allocations, as created by vkAllocateMemory, which can simultaneously exist.

  • maxSamplerAllocationCount is the maximum number of sampler objects, as created by vkCreateSampler, which can simultaneously exist on a device.

  • bufferImageGranularity is the granularity, in bytes, at which buffer or linear image resources, and optimal image resources can be bound to adjacent offsets in the same VkDeviceMemory object without aliasing. See Buffer-Image Granularity for more details.

  • sparseAddressSpaceSize is the total amount of address space available, in bytes, for sparse memory resources. This is an upper bound on the sum of the size of all sparse resources, regardless of whether any memory is bound to them.

  • maxBoundDescriptorSets is the maximum number of descriptor sets that can be simultaneously used by a pipeline. All DescriptorSet decorations in shader modules must have a value less than maxBoundDescriptorSets. See Descriptor Sets.

  • maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers is the maximum number of samplers that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER count against this limit. A descriptor is accessible to a shader stage when the stageFlags member of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding structure has the bit for that shader stage set. See Sampler and Combined Image Sampler.

  • maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers is the maximum number of uniform buffers that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC count against this limit. A descriptor is accessible to a shader stage when the stageFlags member of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding structure has the bit for that shader stage set. See Uniform Buffer and Dynamic Uniform Buffer.

  • maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers is the maximum number of storage buffers that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC count against this limit. A descriptor is accessible to a pipeline shader stage when the stageFlags member of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding structure has the bit for that shader stage set. See Storage Buffer and Dynamic Storage Buffer.

  • maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages is the maximum number of sampled images that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER count against this limit. A descriptor is accessible to a pipeline shader stage when the stageFlags member of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding structure has the bit for that shader stage set. See Combined Image Sampler, Sampled Image, and Uniform Texel Buffer.

  • maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages is the maximum number of storage images that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER count against this limit. A descriptor is accessible to a pipeline shader stage when the stageFlags member of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding structure has the bit for that shader stage set. See Storage Image, and Storage Texel Buffer.

  • maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments is the maximum number of input attachments that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_INPUT_ATTACHMENT count against this limit. A descriptor is accessible to a pipeline shader stage when the stageFlags member of the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding structure has the bit for that shader stage set. These are only supported for the fragment stage. See Input Attachment.

  • maxPerStageResources is the maximum number of resources that can be accessible to a single shader stage in a pipeline layout. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_INPUT_ATTACHMENT count against this limit. For the fragment shader stage the framebuffer color attachments also count against this limit.

  • maxDescriptorSetSamplers is the maximum number of samplers that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER count against this limit. See Sampler and Combined Image Sampler.

  • maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers is the maximum number of uniform buffers that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC count against this limit. See Uniform Buffer and Dynamic Uniform Buffer.

  • maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic is the maximum number of dynamic uniform buffers that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC count against this limit. See Dynamic Uniform Buffer.

  • maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers is the maximum number of storage buffers that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC count against this limit. See Storage Buffer and Dynamic Storage Buffer.

  • maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic is the maximum number of dynamic storage buffers that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC count against this limit. See Dynamic Storage Buffer.

  • maxDescriptorSetSampledImages is the maximum number of sampled images that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER count against this limit. See Combined Image Sampler, Sampled Image, and Uniform Texel Buffer.

  • maxDescriptorSetStorageImages is the maximum number of storage images that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER count against this limit. See Storage Image, and Storage Texel Buffer.

  • maxDescriptorSetInputAttachments is the maximum number of input attachments that can be included in descriptor bindings in a pipeline layout across all pipeline shader stages and descriptor set numbers. Descriptors with a type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_INPUT_ATTACHMENT count against this limit. See Input Attachment.

  • maxVertexInputAttributes is the maximum number of vertex input attributes that can be specified for a graphics pipeline. These are described in the array of VkVertexInputAttributeDescription structures that are provided at graphics pipeline creation time via the pVertexAttributeDescriptions member of the VkPipelineVertexInputStateCreateInfo structure. See Vertex Attributes and Vertex Input Description.

  • maxVertexInputBindings is the maximum number of vertex buffers that can be specified for providing vertex attributes to a graphics pipeline. These are described in the array of VkVertexInputBindingDescription structures that are provided at graphics pipeline creation time via the pVertexBindingDescriptions member of the VkPipelineVertexInputStateCreateInfo structure. The binding member of VkVertexInputBindingDescription must be less than this limit. See Vertex Input Description.

  • maxVertexInputAttributeOffset is the maximum vertex input attribute offset that can be added to the vertex input binding stride. The offset member of the VkVertexInputAttributeDescription structure must be less than or equal to this limit. See Vertex Input Description.

  • maxVertexInputBindingStride is the maximum vertex input binding stride that can be specified in a vertex input binding. The stride member of the VkVertexInputBindingDescription structure must be less than or equal to this limit. See Vertex Input Description.

  • maxVertexOutputComponents is the maximum number of components of output variables which can be output by a vertex shader. See Vertex Shaders.

  • maxTessellationGenerationLevel is the maximum tessellation generation level supported by the fixed-function tessellation primitive generator. See Tessellation.

  • maxTessellationPatchSize is the maximum patch size, in vertices, of patches that can be processed by the tessellation control shader and tessellation primitive generator. The patchControlPoints member of the VkPipelineTessellationStateCreateInfo structure specified at pipeline creation time and the value provided in the OutputVertices execution mode of shader modules must be less than or equal to this limit. See Tessellation.

  • maxTessellationControlPerVertexInputComponents is the maximum number of components of input variables which can be provided as per-vertex inputs to the tessellation control shader stage.

  • maxTessellationControlPerVertexOutputComponents is the maximum number of components of per-vertex output variables which can be output from the tessellation control shader stage.

  • maxTessellationControlPerPatchOutputComponents is the maximum number of components of per-patch output variables which can be output from the tessellation control shader stage.

  • maxTessellationControlTotalOutputComponents is the maximum total number of components of per-vertex and per-patch output variables which can be output from the tessellation control shader stage.

  • maxTessellationEvaluationInputComponents is the maximum number of components of input variables which can be provided as per-vertex inputs to the tessellation evaluation shader stage.

  • maxTessellationEvaluationOutputComponents is the maximum number of components of per-vertex output variables which can be output from the tessellation evaluation shader stage.

  • maxGeometryShaderInvocations is the maximum invocation count supported for instanced geometry shaders. The value provided in the Invocations execution mode of shader modules must be less than or equal to this limit. See Geometry Shading.

  • maxGeometryInputComponents is the maximum number of components of input variables which can be provided as inputs to the geometry shader stage.

  • maxGeometryOutputComponents is the maximum number of components of output variables which can be output from the geometry shader stage.

  • maxGeometryOutputVertices is the maximum number of vertices which can be emitted by any geometry shader.

  • maxGeometryTotalOutputComponents is the maximum total number of components of output, across all emitted vertices, which can be output from the geometry shader stage.

  • maxFragmentInputComponents is the maximum number of components of input variables which can be provided as inputs to the fragment shader stage.

  • maxFragmentOutputAttachments is the maximum number of output attachments which can be written to by the fragment shader stage.

  • maxFragmentDualSrcAttachments is the maximum number of output attachments which can be written to by the fragment shader stage when blending is enabled and one of the dual source blend modes is in use. See Dual-Source Blending and dualSrcBlend.

  • maxFragmentCombinedOutputResources is the total number of storage buffers, storage images, and output buffers which can be used in the fragment shader stage.

  • maxComputeSharedMemorySize is the maximum total storage size, in bytes, available for variables declared with the Workgroup storage class in shader modules (or with the shared storage qualifier in GLSL) in the compute shader stage. The amount of storage consumed by the variables declared with the Workgroup storage class is implementation-dependent. However, the amount of storage consumed may not exceed the largest block size that would be obtained if all active variables declared with Workgroup storage class were assigned offsets in an arbitrary order by successively taking the smallest valid offset according to the Standard Storage Buffer Layout rules. (This is equivalent to using the GLSL std430 layout rules.)

  • maxComputeWorkGroupCount[3] is the maximum number of local workgroups that can be dispatched by a single dispatch command. These three values represent the maximum number of local workgroups for the X, Y, and Z dimensions, respectively. The workgroup count parameters to the dispatch commands must be less than or equal to the corresponding limit. See Dispatching Commands.

  • maxComputeWorkGroupInvocations is the maximum total number of compute shader invocations in a single local workgroup. The product of the X, Y, and Z sizes as specified by the LocalSize execution mode in shader modules and by the object decorated by the WorkgroupSize decoration must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxComputeWorkGroupSize[3] is the maximum size of a local compute workgroup, per dimension. These three values represent the maximum local workgroup size in the X, Y, and Z dimensions, respectively. The x, y, and z sizes specified by the LocalSize execution mode and by the object decorated by the WorkgroupSize decoration in shader modules must be less than or equal to the corresponding limit.

  • subPixelPrecisionBits is the number of bits of subpixel precision in framebuffer coordinates xf and yf. See Rasterization.

  • subTexelPrecisionBits is the number of bits of precision in the division along an axis of an image used for minification and magnification filters. 2subTexelPrecisionBits is the actual number of divisions along each axis of the image represented. Sub-texel values calculated during image sampling will snap to these locations when generating the filtered results.

  • mipmapPrecisionBits is the number of bits of division that the LOD calculation for mipmap fetching get snapped to when determining the contribution from each mip level to the mip filtered results. 2mipmapPrecisionBits is the actual number of divisions.

  • maxDrawIndexedIndexValue is the maximum index value that can be used for indexed draw calls when using 32-bit indices. This excludes the primitive restart index value of 0xFFFFFFFF. See fullDrawIndexUint32.

  • maxDrawIndirectCount is the maximum draw count that is supported for indirect draw calls. See multiDrawIndirect.

  • maxSamplerLodBias is the maximum absolute sampler LOD bias. The sum of the mipLodBias member of the VkSamplerCreateInfo structure and the Bias operand of image sampling operations in shader modules (or 0 if no Bias operand is provided to an image sampling operation) are clamped to the range [-maxSamplerLodBias,+maxSamplerLodBias]. See [samplers-mipLodBias].

  • maxSamplerAnisotropy is the maximum degree of sampler anisotropy. The maximum degree of anisotropic filtering used for an image sampling operation is the minimum of the maxAnisotropy member of the VkSamplerCreateInfo structure and this limit. See [samplers-maxAnisotropy].

  • maxViewports is the maximum number of active viewports. The viewportCount member of the VkPipelineViewportStateCreateInfo structure that is provided at pipeline creation must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxViewportDimensions[2] are the maximum viewport dimensions in the X (width) and Y (height) dimensions, respectively. The maximum viewport dimensions must be greater than or equal to the largest image which can be created and used as a framebuffer attachment. See Controlling the Viewport.

  • viewportBoundsRange[2] is the [minimum, maximum] range that the corners of a viewport must be contained in. This range must be at least [-2 × size, 2 × size - 1], where size = max(maxViewportDimensions[0], maxViewportDimensions[1]). See Controlling the Viewport.

    Note

    The intent of the viewportBoundsRange limit is to allow a maximum sized viewport to be arbitrarily shifted relative to the output target as long as at least some portion intersects. This would give a bounds limit of [-size + 1, 2 × size - 1] which would allow all possible non-empty-set intersections of the output target and the viewport. Since these numbers are typically powers of two, picking the signed number range using the smallest possible number of bits ends up with the specified range.

  • viewportSubPixelBits is the number of bits of subpixel precision for viewport bounds. The subpixel precision that floating-point viewport bounds are interpreted at is given by this limit.

  • minMemoryMapAlignment is the minimum required alignment, in bytes, of host visible memory allocations within the host address space. When mapping a memory allocation with vkMapMemory, subtracting offset bytes from the returned pointer will always produce an integer multiple of this limit. See Host Access to Device Memory Objects.

  • minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment is the minimum required alignment, in bytes, for the offset member of the VkBufferViewCreateInfo structure for texel buffers. When a buffer view is created for a buffer which was created with VK_BUFFER_USAGE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT or VK_BUFFER_USAGE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT set in the usage member of the VkBufferCreateInfo structure, the offset must be an integer multiple of this limit.

  • minUniformBufferOffsetAlignment is the minimum required alignment, in bytes, for the offset member of the VkDescriptorBufferInfo structure for uniform buffers. When a descriptor of type VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER_DYNAMIC is updated, the offset must be an integer multiple of this limit. Similarly, dynamic offsets for uniform buffers must be multiples of this limit.

  • minStorageBufferOffsetAlignment is the minimum required alignment, in bytes, for the offset member of the VkDescriptorBufferInfo structure for storage buffers. When a descriptor of type VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER_DYNAMIC is updated, the offset must be an integer multiple of this limit. Similarly, dynamic offsets for storage buffers must be multiples of this limit.

  • minTexelOffset is the minimum offset value for the ConstOffset image operand of any of the OpImageSample* or OpImageFetch* image instructions.

  • maxTexelOffset is the maximum offset value for the ConstOffset image operand of any of the OpImageSample* or OpImageFetch* image instructions.

  • minTexelGatherOffset is the minimum offset value for the Offset or ConstOffsets image operands of any of the OpImage*Gather image instructions.

  • maxTexelGatherOffset is the maximum offset value for the Offset or ConstOffsets image operands of any of the OpImage*Gather image instructions.

  • minInterpolationOffset is the minimum negative offset value for the offset operand of the InterpolateAtOffset extended instruction.

  • maxInterpolationOffset is the maximum positive offset value for the offset operand of the InterpolateAtOffset extended instruction.

  • subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits is the number of subpixel fractional bits that the x and y offsets to the InterpolateAtOffset extended instruction may be rounded to as fixed-point values.

  • maxFramebufferWidth is the maximum width for a framebuffer. The width member of the VkFramebufferCreateInfo structure must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxFramebufferHeight is the maximum height for a framebuffer. The height member of the VkFramebufferCreateInfo structure must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxFramebufferLayers is the maximum layer count for a layered framebuffer. The layers member of the VkFramebufferCreateInfo structure must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • framebufferColorSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the color sample counts that are supported for all framebuffer color attachments with floating- or fixed-point formats. There is no limit that specifies the color sample counts that are supported for all color attachments with integer formats.

  • framebufferDepthSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the supported depth sample counts for all framebuffer depth/stencil attachments, when the format includes a depth component.

  • framebufferStencilSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the supported stencil sample counts for all framebuffer depth/stencil attachments, when the format includes a stencil component.

  • framebufferNoAttachmentsSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the supported sample counts for a framebuffer with no attachments.

  • maxColorAttachments is the maximum number of color attachments that can be used by a subpass in a render pass. The colorAttachmentCount member of the VkSubpassDescription structure must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • sampledImageColorSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the sample counts supported for all 2D images created with VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL, usage containing VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and a non-integer color format.

  • sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the sample counts supported for all 2D images created with VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL, usage containing VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and an integer color format.

  • sampledImageDepthSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the sample counts supported for all 2D images created with VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL, usage containing VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and a depth format.

  • sampledImageStencilSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the sample supported for all 2D images created with VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL, usage containing VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and a stencil format.

  • storageImageSampleCounts is a bitmask1 of VkSampleCountFlagBits indicating the sample counts supported for all 2D images created with VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL, and usage containing VK_IMAGE_USAGE_STORAGE_BIT.

  • maxSampleMaskWords is the maximum number of array elements of a variable decorated with the SampleMask built-in decoration.

  • timestampComputeAndGraphics specifies support for timestamps on all graphics and compute queues. If this limit is set to VK_TRUE, all queues that advertise the VK_QUEUE_GRAPHICS_BIT or VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT in the VkQueueFamilyProperties::queueFlags support VkQueueFamilyProperties::timestampValidBits of at least 36. See Timestamp Queries.

  • timestampPeriod is the number of nanoseconds required for a timestamp query to be incremented by 1. See Timestamp Queries.

  • maxClipDistances is the maximum number of clip distances that can be used in a single shader stage. The size of any array declared with the ClipDistance built-in decoration in a shader module must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxCullDistances is the maximum number of cull distances that can be used in a single shader stage. The size of any array declared with the CullDistance built-in decoration in a shader module must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • maxCombinedClipAndCullDistances is the maximum combined number of clip and cull distances that can be used in a single shader stage. The sum of the sizes of any pair of arrays declared with the ClipDistance and CullDistance built-in decoration used by a single shader stage in a shader module must be less than or equal to this limit.

  • discreteQueuePriorities is the number of discrete priorities that can be assigned to a queue based on the value of each member of VkDeviceQueueCreateInfo::pQueuePriorities. This must be at least 2, and levels must be spread evenly over the range, with at least one level at 1.0, and another at 0.0. See Queue Priority.

  • pointSizeRange[2] is the range [minimum,maximum] of supported sizes for points. Values written to variables decorated with the PointSize built-in decoration are clamped to this range.

  • lineWidthRange[2] is the range [minimum,maximum] of supported widths for lines. Values specified by the lineWidth member of the VkPipelineRasterizationStateCreateInfo or the lineWidth parameter to vkCmdSetLineWidth are clamped to this range.

  • pointSizeGranularity is the granularity of supported point sizes. Not all point sizes in the range defined by pointSizeRange are supported. This limit specifies the granularity (or increment) between successive supported point sizes.

  • lineWidthGranularity is the granularity of supported line widths. Not all line widths in the range defined by lineWidthRange are supported. This limit specifies the granularity (or increment) between successive supported line widths.

  • strictLines specifies whether lines are rasterized according to the preferred method of rasterization. If set to VK_FALSE, lines may be rasterized under a relaxed set of rules. If set to VK_TRUE, lines are rasterized as per the strict definition. See Basic Line Segment Rasterization.

  • standardSampleLocations specifies whether rasterization uses the standard sample locations as documented in Multisampling. If set to VK_TRUE, the implementation uses the documented sample locations. If set to VK_FALSE, the implementation may use different sample locations.

  • optimalBufferCopyOffsetAlignment is the optimal buffer offset alignment in bytes for vkCmdCopyBufferToImage and vkCmdCopyImageToBuffer. The per texel alignment requirements are enforced, but applications should use the optimal alignment for optimal performance and power use.

  • optimalBufferCopyRowPitchAlignment is the optimal buffer row pitch alignment in bytes for vkCmdCopyBufferToImage and vkCmdCopyImageToBuffer. Row pitch is the number of bytes between texels with the same X coordinate in adjacent rows (Y coordinates differ by one). The per texel alignment requirements are enforced, but applications should use the optimal alignment for optimal performance and power use.

  • nonCoherentAtomSize is the size and alignment in bytes that bounds concurrent access to host-mapped device memory.

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For all bitmasks of VkSampleCountFlagBits, the sample count limits defined above represent the minimum supported sample counts for each image type. Individual images may support additional sample counts, which are queried using vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties as described in Supported Sample Counts.

Bits which may be set in the sample count limits returned by VkPhysicalDeviceLimits, as well as in other queries and structures representing image sample counts, are:

typedef enum VkSampleCountFlagBits {
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_2_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_8_BIT = 0x00000008,
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_16_BIT = 0x00000010,
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_32_BIT = 0x00000020,
    VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_64_BIT = 0x00000040,
} VkSampleCountFlagBits;
  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT specifies an image with one sample per pixel.

  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_2_BIT specifies an image with 2 samples per pixel.

  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT specifies an image with 4 samples per pixel.

  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_8_BIT specifies an image with 8 samples per pixel.

  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_16_BIT specifies an image with 16 samples per pixel.

  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_32_BIT specifies an image with 32 samples per pixel.

  • VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_64_BIT specifies an image with 64 samples per pixel.

typedef VkFlags VkSampleCountFlags;

VkSampleCountFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkSampleCountFlagBits.

The VkPhysicalDevicePushDescriptorPropertiesKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDevicePushDescriptorPropertiesKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    uint32_t           maxPushDescriptors;
} VkPhysicalDevicePushDescriptorPropertiesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDevicePushDescriptorPropertiesKHR structure describe the following implementation-dependent limits:

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • maxPushDescriptors is the maximum number of descriptors that can be used in a descriptor set created with VK_DESCRIPTOR_SET_LAYOUT_CREATE_PUSH_DESCRIPTOR_BIT_KHR set.

If the VkPhysicalDevicePushDescriptorPropertiesKHR structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with the implementation-dependent limits.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_PUSH_DESCRIPTOR_PROPERTIES_KHR

The VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    uint32_t           maxMultiviewViewCount;
    uint32_t           maxMultiviewInstanceIndex;
} VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewPropertiesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties structure describe the following implementation-dependent limits:

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • maxMultiviewViewCount is one greater than the maximum view index that can be used in a subpass.

  • maxMultiviewInstanceIndex is the maximum valid value of instance index allowed to be generated by a drawing command recorded within a subpass of a multiview render pass instance.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceMultiviewProperties structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with the implementation-dependent limits.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_MULTIVIEW_PROPERTIES

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceFloatControlsPropertiesKHR structure describe the following implementation-dependent limits:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceFloatControlsPropertiesKHR {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           separateDenormSettings;
    VkBool32           separateRoundingModeSettings;
    VkBool32           shaderSignedZeroInfNanPreserveFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderSignedZeroInfNanPreserveFloat32;
    VkBool32           shaderSignedZeroInfNanPreserveFloat64;
    VkBool32           shaderDenormPreserveFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderDenormPreserveFloat32;
    VkBool32           shaderDenormPreserveFloat64;
    VkBool32           shaderDenormFlushToZeroFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderDenormFlushToZeroFloat32;
    VkBool32           shaderDenormFlushToZeroFloat64;
    VkBool32           shaderRoundingModeRTEFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderRoundingModeRTEFloat32;
    VkBool32           shaderRoundingModeRTEFloat64;
    VkBool32           shaderRoundingModeRTZFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderRoundingModeRTZFloat32;
    VkBool32           shaderRoundingModeRTZFloat64;
} VkPhysicalDeviceFloatControlsPropertiesKHR;
  • separateDenormSettings is a boolean value indicating whether the implementation supports separate settings for 16-bit and 64-bit denormals.

  • separateRoundingModeSettings is a boolean value indicating whether the implementation supports separate rounding modes for 16-bit and 64-bit floating point instructions.

  • shaderSignedZeroInfNanPreserveFloat16 is a boolean value indicating whether sign of a zero, Nans and \(\pm\infty\) can be preserved in 16-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the SignedZeroInfNanPreserve execution mode can be used for 16-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderSignedZeroInfNanPreserveFloat32 is a boolean value indicating whether sign of a zero, Nans and \(\pm\infty\) can be preserved in 32-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the SignedZeroInfNanPreserve execution mode can be used for 32-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderSignedZeroInfNanPreserveFloat64 is a boolean value indicating whether sign of a zero, Nans and \(\pm\infty\) can be preserved in 64-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the SignedZeroInfNanPreserve execution mode can be used for 64-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderDenormPreserveFloat16 is a boolean value indicating whether denormals can be preserved in 16-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the DenormPreserve execution mode can be used for 16-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderDenormPreserveFloat32 is a boolean value indicating whether denormals can be preserved in 32-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the DenormPreserve execution mode can be used for 32-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderDenormPreserveFloat64 is a boolean value indicating whether denormals can be preserved in 64-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the DenormPreserve execution mode can be used for 64-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderDenormFlushToZeroFloat16 is a boolean value indicating whether denormals can be flushed to zero in 16-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the DenormFlushToZero execution mode can be used for 16-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderDenormFlushToZeroFloat32 is a boolean value indicating whether denormals can be flushed to zero in 32-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the DenormFlushToZero execution mode can be used for 32-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderDenormFlushToZeroFloat64 is a boolean value indicating whether denormals can be flushed to zero in 64-bit floating-point computations. It also indicates whether the DenormFlushToZero execution mode can be used for 64-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderRoundingModeRTEFloat16 is a boolean value indicating whether an implementation supports the round-to-nearest-even rounding mode for 16-bit floating-point arithmetic and conversion instructions. It also indicates whether the RoundingModeRTE execution mode can be used for 16-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderRoundingModeRTEFloat32 is a boolean value indicating whether an implementation supports the round-to-nearest-even rounding mode for 32-bit floating-point arithmetic and conversion instructions. It also indicates whether the RoundingModeRTE execution mode can be used for 32-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderRoundingModeRTEFloat64 is a boolean value indicating whether an implementation supports the round-to-nearest-even rounding mode for 64-bit floating-point arithmetic and conversion instructions. It also indicates whether the RoundingModeRTE execution mode can be used for 64-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderRoundingModeRTZFloat16 is a boolean value indicating whether an implementation supports the round-towards-zero rounding mode for 16-bit floating-point arithmetic and conversion instructions. It also indicates whether the RoundingModeRTZ execution mode can be used for 16-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderRoundingModeRTZFloat32 is a boolean value indicating whether an implementation supports the round-towards-zero rounding mode for 32-bit floating-point arithmetic and conversion instructions. It also indicates whether the RoundingModeRTZ execution mode can be used for 32-bit floating-point types.

  • shaderRoundingModeRTZFloat64 is a boolean value indicating whether an implementation supports the round-towards-zero rounding mode for 64-bit floating-point arithmetic and conversion instructions. It also indicates whether the RoundingModeRTZ execution mode can be used for 64-bit floating-point types.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceFloatControlsPropertiesKHR structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with the implementation-dependent limits.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_FLOAT_CONTROLS_PROPERTIES_KHR

The VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingProperties {
    VkStructureType            sType;
    void*                      pNext;
    VkPointClippingBehavior    pointClippingBehavior;
} VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingProperties VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingPropertiesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingProperties structure describe the following implementation-dependent limit:

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • pointClippingBehavior is the point clipping behavior supported by the implementation, and is of type VkPointClippingBehavior.

If the VkPhysicalDevicePointClippingProperties structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with the implementation-dependent limits.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_POINT_CLIPPING_PROPERTIES

The VkPhysicalDeviceSubgroupProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceSubgroupProperties {
    VkStructureType           sType;
    void*                     pNext;
    uint32_t                  subgroupSize;
    VkShaderStageFlags        supportedStages;
    VkSubgroupFeatureFlags    supportedOperations;
    VkBool32                  quadOperationsInAllStages;
} VkPhysicalDeviceSubgroupProperties;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceSubgroupProperties structure describe the following implementation-dependent limits:

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • subgroupSize is the number of invocations in each subgroup. This will match any SubgroupSize decorated variable used in any shader module created on this device. subgroupSize is at least 1 if any of the physical device’s queues support VK_QUEUE_GRAPHICS_BIT or VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT.

  • supportedStages is a bitfield of VkShaderStageFlagBits describing the shader stages that subgroup operations are supported in. supportedStages will have the VK_SHADER_STAGE_COMPUTE_BIT bit set if any of the physical device’s queues support VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT.

  • supportedOperations is a bitmask of VkSubgroupFeatureFlagBits specifying the sets of subgroup operations supported on this device. supportedOperations will have the VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_BASIC_BIT bit set if any of the physical device’s queues support VK_QUEUE_GRAPHICS_BIT or VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT.

  • quadOperationsInAllStages is a boolean that specifies whether quad subgroup operations are available in all stages, or are restricted to fragment and compute stages.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceSubgroupProperties structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with the implementation-dependent limits.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_SUBGROUP_PROPERTIES

Bits which can be set in VkPhysicalDeviceSubgroupProperties::supportedOperations to specify supported subgroup operations are:

typedef enum VkSubgroupFeatureFlagBits {
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_BASIC_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_VOTE_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_ARITHMETIC_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_BALLOT_BIT = 0x00000008,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_SHUFFLE_BIT = 0x00000010,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_SHUFFLE_RELATIVE_BIT = 0x00000020,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_CLUSTERED_BIT = 0x00000040,
    VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_QUAD_BIT = 0x00000080,
} VkSubgroupFeatureFlagBits;
  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_BASIC_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniform capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_VOTE_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformVote capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_ARITHMETIC_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformArithmetic capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_BALLOT_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformBallot capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_SHUFFLE_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformShuffle capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_SHUFFLE_RELATIVE_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformShuffleRelative capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_CLUSTERED_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformClustered capability.

  • VK_SUBGROUP_FEATURE_QUAD_BIT specifies the device will accept SPIR-V shader modules that contain the GroupNonUniformQuad capability.

typedef VkFlags VkSubgroupFeatureFlags;

VkSubgroupFeatureFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkSubgroupFeatureFlagBits.

The VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           protectedNoFault;
} VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • protectedNoFault specifies whether the undefined behavior may include process termination or device loss. If protectedNoFault is VK_FALSE, undefined behavior may include process termination or device loss. If protectedNoFault is VK_TRUE, undefined behavior will not include process termination or device loss.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceProtectedMemoryProperties structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with a value indicating the implementation-dependent behavior.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_PROTECTED_MEMORY_PROPERTIES

The VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    uint32_t           maxPerSetDescriptors;
    VkDeviceSize       maxMemoryAllocationSize;
} VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3PropertiesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties structure describe the following implementation-dependent limits:

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • maxPerSetDescriptors is a maximum number of descriptors (summed over all descriptor types) in a single descriptor set that is guaranteed to satisfy any implementation-dependent constraints on the size of a descriptor set itself. Applications can query whether a descriptor set that goes beyond this limit is supported using vkGetDescriptorSetLayoutSupport.

  • maxMemoryAllocationSize is the maximum size of a memory allocation that can be created, even if there is more space available in the heap.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceMaintenance3Properties structure is included in the pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceProperties2, it is filled with the implementation-dependent limits.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_MAINTENANCE_3_PROPERTIES

The VkPhysicalDeviceDepthStencilResolvePropertiesKHR structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceDepthStencilResolvePropertiesKHR {
    VkStructureType          sType;
    void*                    pNext;
    VkResolveModeFlagsKHR    supportedDepthResolveModes;
    VkResolveModeFlagsKHR    supportedStencilResolveModes;
    VkBool32                 independentResolveNone;
    VkBool32                 independentResolve;
} VkPhysicalDeviceDepthStencilResolvePropertiesKHR;

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceDepthStencilResolvePropertiesKHR structure describe the following implementation-dependent limits:

  • supportedDepthResolveModes is a bitmask of VkResolveModeFlagBitsKHR indicating the set of supported depth resolve modes. VK_RESOLVE_MODE_SAMPLE_ZERO_BIT_KHR must be included in the set but implementations may support additional modes.

  • supportedStencilResolveModes is a bitmask of VkResolveModeFlagBitsKHR indicating the set of supported stencil resolve modes. VK_RESOLVE_MODE_SAMPLE_ZERO_BIT_KHR must be included in the set but implementations may support additional modes. VK_RESOLVE_MODE_AVERAGE_BIT_KHR must not be included in the set.

  • independentResolveNone is VK_TRUE if the implementation supports setting the depth and stencil resolve modes to different values when one of those modes is VK_RESOLVE_MODE_NONE_KHR. Otherwise the implementation only supports setting both modes to the same value.

  • independentResolve is VK_TRUE if the implementation supports all combinations of the supported depth and stencil resolve modes.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_DEPTH_STENCIL_RESOLVE_PROPERTIES_KHR

31.2.1. Limit Requirements

The following table specifies the required minimum/maximum for all Vulkan graphics implementations. Where a limit corresponds to a fine-grained device feature which is optional, the feature name is listed with two required limits, one when the feature is supported and one when it is not supported. If an implementation supports a feature, the limits reported are the same whether or not the feature is enabled.

Table 36. Required Limit Types
Type Limit Feature

uint32_t

maxImageDimension1D

-

uint32_t

maxImageDimension2D

-

uint32_t

maxImageDimension3D

-

uint32_t

maxImageDimensionCube

-

uint32_t

maxImageArrayLayers

-

uint32_t

maxTexelBufferElements

-

uint32_t

maxUniformBufferRange

-

uint32_t

maxStorageBufferRange

-

uint32_t

maxPushConstantsSize

-

uint32_t

maxMemoryAllocationCount

-

uint32_t

maxSamplerAllocationCount

-

VkDeviceSize

bufferImageGranularity

-

VkDeviceSize

sparseAddressSpaceSize

sparseBinding

uint32_t

maxBoundDescriptorSets

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments

-

uint32_t

maxPerStageResources

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetSamplers

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetSampledImages

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetStorageImages

-

uint32_t

maxDescriptorSetInputAttachments

-

uint32_t

maxVertexInputAttributes

-

uint32_t

maxVertexInputBindings

-

uint32_t

maxVertexInputAttributeOffset

-

uint32_t

maxVertexInputBindingStride

-

uint32_t

maxVertexOutputComponents

-

uint32_t

maxTessellationGenerationLevel

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationPatchSize

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationControlPerVertexInputComponents

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationControlPerVertexOutputComponents

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationControlPerPatchOutputComponents

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationControlTotalOutputComponents

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationEvaluationInputComponents

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxTessellationEvaluationOutputComponents

tessellationShader

uint32_t

maxGeometryShaderInvocations

geometryShader

uint32_t

maxGeometryInputComponents

geometryShader

uint32_t

maxGeometryOutputComponents

geometryShader

uint32_t

maxGeometryOutputVertices

geometryShader

uint32_t

maxGeometryTotalOutputComponents

geometryShader

uint32_t

maxFragmentInputComponents

-

uint32_t

maxFragmentOutputAttachments

-

uint32_t

maxFragmentDualSrcAttachments

dualSrcBlend

uint32_t

maxFragmentCombinedOutputResources

-

uint32_t

maxComputeSharedMemorySize

-

3 × uint32_t

maxComputeWorkGroupCount

-

uint32_t

maxComputeWorkGroupInvocations

-

3 × uint32_t

maxComputeWorkGroupSize

-

uint32_t

subPixelPrecisionBits

-

uint32_t

subTexelPrecisionBits

-

uint32_t

mipmapPrecisionBits

-

uint32_t

maxDrawIndexedIndexValue

fullDrawIndexUint32

uint32_t

maxDrawIndirectCount

multiDrawIndirect

float

maxSamplerLodBias

-

float

maxSamplerAnisotropy

samplerAnisotropy

uint32_t

maxViewports

multiViewport

2 × uint32_t

maxViewportDimensions

-

2 × float

viewportBoundsRange

-

uint32_t

viewportSubPixelBits

-

size_t

minMemoryMapAlignment

-

VkDeviceSize

minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment

-

VkDeviceSize

minUniformBufferOffsetAlignment

-

VkDeviceSize

minStorageBufferOffsetAlignment

-

int32_t

minTexelOffset

-

uint32_t

maxTexelOffset

-

int32_t

minTexelGatherOffset

shaderImageGatherExtended

uint32_t

maxTexelGatherOffset

shaderImageGatherExtended

float

minInterpolationOffset

sampleRateShading

float

maxInterpolationOffset

sampleRateShading

uint32_t

subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits

sampleRateShading

uint32_t

maxFramebufferWidth

-

uint32_t

maxFramebufferHeight

-

uint32_t

maxFramebufferLayers

-

VkSampleCountFlags

framebufferColorSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

framebufferDepthSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

framebufferStencilSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

framebufferNoAttachmentsSampleCounts

-

uint32_t

maxColorAttachments

-

VkSampleCountFlags

sampledImageColorSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

sampledImageDepthSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

sampledImageStencilSampleCounts

-

VkSampleCountFlags

storageImageSampleCounts

shaderStorageImageMultisample

uint32_t

maxSampleMaskWords

-

VkBool32

timestampComputeAndGraphics

-

float

timestampPeriod

-

uint32_t

maxClipDistances

shaderClipDistance

uint32_t

maxCullDistances

shaderCullDistance

uint32_t

maxCombinedClipAndCullDistances

shaderCullDistance

uint32_t

discreteQueuePriorities

-

2 × float

pointSizeRange

largePoints

2 × float

lineWidthRange

wideLines

float

pointSizeGranularity

largePoints

float

lineWidthGranularity

wideLines

VkBool32

strictLines

-

VkBool32

standardSampleLocations

-

VkDeviceSize

optimalBufferCopyOffsetAlignment

-

VkDeviceSize

optimalBufferCopyRowPitchAlignment

-

VkDeviceSize

nonCoherentAtomSize

-

Table 37. Required Limits
Limit Unsupported Limit Supported Limit Limit Type1

maxImageDimension1D

-

4096

min

maxImageDimension2D

-

4096

min

maxImageDimension3D

-

256

min

maxImageDimensionCube

-

4096

min

maxImageArrayLayers

-

256

min

maxTexelBufferElements

-

65536

min

maxUniformBufferRange

-

16384

min

maxStorageBufferRange

-

227

min

maxPushConstantsSize

-

128

min

maxMemoryAllocationCount

-

4096

min

maxSamplerAllocationCount

-

4000

min

bufferImageGranularity

-

131072

max

sparseAddressSpaceSize

0

231

min

maxBoundDescriptorSets

-

4

min

maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers

-

16

min

maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers

-

12

min

maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers

-

4

min

maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages

-

16

min

maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages

-

4

min

maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments

-

4

min

maxPerStageResources

-

128 2

min

maxDescriptorSetSamplers

-

96 8

min, n × PerStage

maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffers

-

72 8

min, n × PerStage

maxDescriptorSetUniformBuffersDynamic

-

8

min

maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffers

-

24 8

min, n × PerStage

maxDescriptorSetStorageBuffersDynamic

-

4

min

maxDescriptorSetSampledImages

-

96 8

min, n × PerStage

maxDescriptorSetStorageImages

-

24 8

min, n × PerStage

maxDescriptorSetInputAttachments

-

4

min

maxVertexInputAttributes

-

16

min

maxVertexInputBindings

-

16

min

maxVertexInputAttributeOffset

-

2047

min

maxVertexInputBindingStride

-

2048

min

maxVertexOutputComponents

-

64

min

maxTessellationGenerationLevel

0

64

min

maxTessellationPatchSize

0

32

min

maxTessellationControlPerVertexInputComponents

0

64

min

maxTessellationControlPerVertexOutputComponents

0

64

min

maxTessellationControlPerPatchOutputComponents

0

120

min

maxTessellationControlTotalOutputComponents

0

2048

min

maxTessellationEvaluationInputComponents

0

64

min

maxTessellationEvaluationOutputComponents

0

64

min

maxGeometryShaderInvocations

0

32

min

maxGeometryInputComponents

0

64

min

maxGeometryOutputComponents

0

64

min

maxGeometryOutputVertices

0

256

min

maxGeometryTotalOutputComponents

0

1024

min

maxFragmentInputComponents

-

64

min

maxFragmentOutputAttachments

-

4

min

maxFragmentDualSrcAttachments

0

1

min

maxFragmentCombinedOutputResources

-

4

min

maxComputeSharedMemorySize

-

16384

min

maxComputeWorkGroupCount

-

(65535,65535,65535)

min

maxComputeWorkGroupInvocations

-

128

min

maxComputeWorkGroupSize

-

(128,128,64)

min

subPixelPrecisionBits

-

4

min

subTexelPrecisionBits

-

4

min

mipmapPrecisionBits

-

4

min

maxDrawIndexedIndexValue

224-1

232-1

min

maxDrawIndirectCount

1

216-1

min

maxSamplerLodBias

-

2

min

maxSamplerAnisotropy

1

16

min

maxViewports

1

16

min

maxViewportDimensions

-

(4096,4096) 3

min

viewportBoundsRange

-

(-8192,8191) 4

(max,min)

viewportSubPixelBits

-

0

min

minMemoryMapAlignment

-

64

min

minTexelBufferOffsetAlignment

-

256

max

minUniformBufferOffsetAlignment

-

256

max

minStorageBufferOffsetAlignment

-

256

max

minTexelOffset

-

-8

max

maxTexelOffset

-

7

min

minTexelGatherOffset

0

-8

max

maxTexelGatherOffset

0

7

min

minInterpolationOffset

0.0

-0.5 5

max

maxInterpolationOffset

0.0

0.5 - (1 ULP) 5

min

subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits

0

4 5

min

maxFramebufferWidth

-

4096

min

maxFramebufferHeight

-

4096

min

maxFramebufferLayers

-

256

min

framebufferColorSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

framebufferDepthSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

framebufferStencilSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

framebufferNoAttachmentsSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

maxColorAttachments

-

4

min

sampledImageColorSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts

-

VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT

min

sampledImageDepthSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

sampledImageStencilSampleCounts

-

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

storageImageSampleCounts

VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT

(VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT | VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_4_BIT)

min

maxSampleMaskWords

-

1

min

timestampComputeAndGraphics

-

-

implementation dependent

timestampPeriod

-

-

duration

maxClipDistances

0

8

min

maxCullDistances

0

8

min

maxCombinedClipAndCullDistances

0

8

min

discreteQueuePriorities

-

2

min

pointSizeRange

(1.0,1.0)

(1.0,64.0 - ULP)6

(max,min)

lineWidthRange

(1.0,1.0)

(1.0,8.0 - ULP)7

(max,min)

pointSizeGranularity

0.0

1.0 6

max, fixed point increment

lineWidthGranularity

0.0

1.0 7

max, fixed point increment

strictLines

-

-

implementation dependent

standardSampleLocations

-

-

implementation dependent

optimalBufferCopyOffsetAlignment

-

-

recommendation

optimalBufferCopyRowPitchAlignment

-

-

recommendation

nonCoherentAtomSize

-

256

max

maxPushDescriptors

-

32

min

maxMultiviewViewCount

-

6

min

maxMultiviewInstanceIndex

-

227-1

min

maxPerSetDescriptors

-

1024

min

maxMemoryAllocationSize

-

230

min

1

The Limit Type column specifies the limit is either the minimum limit all implementations must support or the maximum limit all implementations must support. For bitmasks a minimum limit is the least bits all implementations must set, but they may have additional bits set beyond this minimum.

2

The maxPerStageResources must be at least the smallest of the following:

  • the sum of the maxPerStageDescriptorUniformBuffers, maxPerStageDescriptorStorageBuffers, maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages, maxPerStageDescriptorStorageImages, maxPerStageDescriptorInputAttachments, maxColorAttachments limits, or

  • 128.

It may not be possible to reach this limit in every stage.

3

See maxViewportDimensions for the required relationship to other limits.

4

See viewportBoundsRange for the required relationship to other limits.

5

The values minInterpolationOffset and maxInterpolationOffset describe the closed interval of supported interpolation offsets: [minInterpolationOffset, maxInterpolationOffset]. The ULP is determined by subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits. If subPixelInterpolationOffsetBits is 4, this provides increments of (1/24) = 0.0625, and thus the range of supported interpolation offsets would be [-0.5, 0.4375].

6

The point size ULP is determined by pointSizeGranularity. If the pointSizeGranularity is 0.125, the range of supported point sizes must be at least [1.0, 63.875].

7

The line width ULP is determined by lineWidthGranularity. If the lineWidthGranularity is 0.0625, the range of supported line widths must be at least [1.0, 7.9375].

8

The minimum maxDescriptorSet* limit is n times the corresponding specification minimum maxPerStageDescriptor* limit, where n is the number of shader stages supported by the VkPhysicalDevice. If all shader stages are supported, n = 6 (vertex, tessellation control, tessellation evaluation, geometry, fragment, compute).

31.3. Formats

The features for the set of formats (VkFormat) supported by the implementation are queried individually using the vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties command.

31.3.1. Format Definition

The following image formats can be passed to, and may be returned from Vulkan commands. The memory required to store each format is discussed with that format, and also summarized in the Representation and Texel Block Size section and the Compatible formats table.

typedef enum VkFormat {
    VK_FORMAT_UNDEFINED = 0,
    VK_FORMAT_R4G4_UNORM_PACK8 = 1,
    VK_FORMAT_R4G4B4A4_UNORM_PACK16 = 2,
    VK_FORMAT_B4G4R4A4_UNORM_PACK16 = 3,
    VK_FORMAT_R5G6B5_UNORM_PACK16 = 4,
    VK_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM_PACK16 = 5,
    VK_FORMAT_R5G5B5A1_UNORM_PACK16 = 6,
    VK_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM_PACK16 = 7,
    VK_FORMAT_A1R5G5B5_UNORM_PACK16 = 8,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM = 9,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_SNORM = 10,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_USCALED = 11,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_SSCALED = 12,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_UINT = 13,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_SINT = 14,
    VK_FORMAT_R8_SRGB = 15,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UNORM = 16,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SNORM = 17,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_USCALED = 18,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SSCALED = 19,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UINT = 20,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SINT = 21,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SRGB = 22,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UNORM = 23,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SNORM = 24,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_USCALED = 25,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SSCALED = 26,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UINT = 27,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SINT = 28,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SRGB = 29,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UNORM = 30,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SNORM = 31,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_USCALED = 32,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SSCALED = 33,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UINT = 34,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SINT = 35,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SRGB = 36,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM = 37,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SNORM = 38,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_USCALED = 39,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SSCALED = 40,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UINT = 41,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SINT = 42,
    VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SRGB = 43,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UNORM = 44,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SNORM = 45,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_USCALED = 46,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SSCALED = 47,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UINT = 48,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SINT = 49,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SRGB = 50,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UNORM_PACK32 = 51,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SNORM_PACK32 = 52,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_USCALED_PACK32 = 53,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SSCALED_PACK32 = 54,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UINT_PACK32 = 55,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SINT_PACK32 = 56,
    VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SRGB_PACK32 = 57,
    VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UNORM_PACK32 = 58,
    VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SNORM_PACK32 = 59,
    VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_USCALED_PACK32 = 60,
    VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SSCALED_PACK32 = 61,
    VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UINT_PACK32 = 62,
    VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SINT_PACK32 = 63,
    VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UNORM_PACK32 = 64,
    VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SNORM_PACK32 = 65,
    VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_USCALED_PACK32 = 66,
    VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SSCALED_PACK32 = 67,
    VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UINT_PACK32 = 68,
    VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SINT_PACK32 = 69,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM = 70,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_SNORM = 71,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_USCALED = 72,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_SSCALED = 73,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_UINT = 74,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_SINT = 75,
    VK_FORMAT_R16_SFLOAT = 76,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UNORM = 77,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SNORM = 78,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_USCALED = 79,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SSCALED = 80,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UINT = 81,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SINT = 82,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SFLOAT = 83,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UNORM = 84,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SNORM = 85,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_USCALED = 86,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SSCALED = 87,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UINT = 88,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SINT = 89,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SFLOAT = 90,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UNORM = 91,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SNORM = 92,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_USCALED = 93,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SSCALED = 94,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UINT = 95,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SINT = 96,
    VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SFLOAT = 97,
    VK_FORMAT_R32_UINT = 98,
    VK_FORMAT_R32_SINT = 99,
    VK_FORMAT_R32_SFLOAT = 100,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32_UINT = 101,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SINT = 102,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SFLOAT = 103,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_UINT = 104,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SINT = 105,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SFLOAT = 106,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_UINT = 107,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SINT = 108,
    VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SFLOAT = 109,
    VK_FORMAT_R64_UINT = 110,
    VK_FORMAT_R64_SINT = 111,
    VK_FORMAT_R64_SFLOAT = 112,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64_UINT = 113,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SINT = 114,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SFLOAT = 115,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_UINT = 116,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SINT = 117,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SFLOAT = 118,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_UINT = 119,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SINT = 120,
    VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SFLOAT = 121,
    VK_FORMAT_B10G11R11_UFLOAT_PACK32 = 122,
    VK_FORMAT_E5B9G9R9_UFLOAT_PACK32 = 123,
    VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM = 124,
    VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32 = 125,
    VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT = 126,
    VK_FORMAT_S8_UINT = 127,
    VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM_S8_UINT = 128,
    VK_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT = 129,
    VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT_S8_UINT = 130,
    VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_UNORM_BLOCK = 131,
    VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_SRGB_BLOCK = 132,
    VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_UNORM_BLOCK = 133,
    VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_SRGB_BLOCK = 134,
    VK_FORMAT_BC2_UNORM_BLOCK = 135,
    VK_FORMAT_BC2_SRGB_BLOCK = 136,
    VK_FORMAT_BC3_UNORM_BLOCK = 137,
    VK_FORMAT_BC3_SRGB_BLOCK = 138,
    VK_FORMAT_BC4_UNORM_BLOCK = 139,
    VK_FORMAT_BC4_SNORM_BLOCK = 140,
    VK_FORMAT_BC5_UNORM_BLOCK = 141,
    VK_FORMAT_BC5_SNORM_BLOCK = 142,
    VK_FORMAT_BC6H_UFLOAT_BLOCK = 143,
    VK_FORMAT_BC6H_SFLOAT_BLOCK = 144,
    VK_FORMAT_BC7_UNORM_BLOCK = 145,
    VK_FORMAT_BC7_SRGB_BLOCK = 146,
    VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_UNORM_BLOCK = 147,
    VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_SRGB_BLOCK = 148,
    VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_UNORM_BLOCK = 149,
    VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_SRGB_BLOCK = 150,
    VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_UNORM_BLOCK = 151,
    VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_SRGB_BLOCK = 152,
    VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_UNORM_BLOCK = 153,
    VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_SNORM_BLOCK = 154,
    VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_UNORM_BLOCK = 155,
    VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_SNORM_BLOCK = 156,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_UNORM_BLOCK = 157,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_SRGB_BLOCK = 158,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_UNORM_BLOCK = 159,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_SRGB_BLOCK = 160,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_UNORM_BLOCK = 161,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_SRGB_BLOCK = 162,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_UNORM_BLOCK = 163,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_SRGB_BLOCK = 164,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_UNORM_BLOCK = 165,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_SRGB_BLOCK = 166,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_UNORM_BLOCK = 167,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_SRGB_BLOCK = 168,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_UNORM_BLOCK = 169,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_SRGB_BLOCK = 170,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_UNORM_BLOCK = 171,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_SRGB_BLOCK = 172,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_UNORM_BLOCK = 173,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_SRGB_BLOCK = 174,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_UNORM_BLOCK = 175,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_SRGB_BLOCK = 176,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_UNORM_BLOCK = 177,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_SRGB_BLOCK = 178,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_UNORM_BLOCK = 179,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_SRGB_BLOCK = 180,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_UNORM_BLOCK = 181,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_SRGB_BLOCK = 182,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_UNORM_BLOCK = 183,
    VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_SRGB_BLOCK = 184,
    VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM = 1000156000,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM = 1000156001,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM = 1000156002,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM = 1000156003,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM = 1000156004,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM = 1000156005,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM = 1000156006,
    VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16 = 1000156007,
    VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16 = 1000156008,
    VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6B10X6A10X6_UNORM_4PACK16 = 1000156009,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16 = 1000156010,
    VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16 = 1000156011,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156012,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156013,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156014,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156015,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156016,
    VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16 = 1000156017,
    VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16 = 1000156018,
    VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4B12X4A12X4_UNORM_4PACK16 = 1000156019,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16 = 1000156020,
    VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16 = 1000156021,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156022,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156023,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156024,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156025,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16 = 1000156026,
    VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_422_UNORM = 1000156027,
    VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM = 1000156028,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM = 1000156029,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM = 1000156030,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM = 1000156031,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM = 1000156032,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM = 1000156033,
    VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6B10X6A10X6_UNORM_4PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6B10X6A10X6_UNORM_4PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4B12X4A12X4_UNORM_4PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4B12X4A12X4_UNORM_4PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16,
    VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM,
    VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM_KHR = VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM,
} VkFormat;
  • VK_FORMAT_UNDEFINED specifies that the format is not specified.

  • VK_FORMAT_R4G4_UNORM_PACK8 specifies a two-component, 8-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 4-bit R component in bits 4..7, and a 4-bit G component in bits 0..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R4G4B4A4_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a four-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 4-bit R component in bits 12..15, a 4-bit G component in bits 8..11, a 4-bit B component in bits 4..7, and a 4-bit A component in bits 0..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B4G4R4A4_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a four-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 4-bit B component in bits 12..15, a 4-bit G component in bits 8..11, a 4-bit R component in bits 4..7, and a 4-bit A component in bits 0..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R5G6B5_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a three-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 5-bit R component in bits 11..15, a 6-bit G component in bits 5..10, and a 5-bit B component in bits 0..4.

  • VK_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a three-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 5-bit B component in bits 11..15, a 6-bit G component in bits 5..10, and a 5-bit R component in bits 0..4.

  • VK_FORMAT_R5G5B5A1_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a four-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 5-bit R component in bits 11..15, a 5-bit G component in bits 6..10, a 5-bit B component in bits 1..5, and a 1-bit A component in bit 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a four-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 5-bit B component in bits 11..15, a 5-bit G component in bits 6..10, a 5-bit R component in bits 1..5, and a 1-bit A component in bit 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_A1R5G5B5_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a four-component, 16-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 1-bit A component in bit 15, a 5-bit R component in bits 10..14, a 5-bit G component in bits 5..9, and a 5-bit B component in bits 0..4.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM specifies a one-component, 8-bit unsigned normalized format that has a single 8-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_SNORM specifies a one-component, 8-bit signed normalized format that has a single 8-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_USCALED specifies a one-component, 8-bit unsigned scaled integer format that has a single 8-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_SSCALED specifies a one-component, 8-bit signed scaled integer format that has a single 8-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_UINT specifies a one-component, 8-bit unsigned integer format that has a single 8-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_SINT specifies a one-component, 8-bit signed integer format that has a single 8-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8_SRGB specifies a one-component, 8-bit unsigned normalized format that has a single 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UNORM specifies a two-component, 16-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SNORM specifies a two-component, 16-bit signed normalized format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_USCALED specifies a two-component, 16-bit unsigned scaled integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SSCALED specifies a two-component, 16-bit signed scaled integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UINT specifies a two-component, 16-bit unsigned integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SINT specifies a two-component, 16-bit signed integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SRGB specifies a two-component, 16-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 0, and an 8-bit G component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 1.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UNORM specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SNORM specifies a three-component, 24-bit signed normalized format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_USCALED specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned scaled format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SSCALED specifies a three-component, 24-bit signed scaled format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UINT specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SINT specifies a three-component, 24-bit signed integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SRGB specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 0, an 8-bit G component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 1, and an 8-bit B component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UNORM specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SNORM specifies a three-component, 24-bit signed normalized format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_USCALED specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned scaled format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SSCALED specifies a three-component, 24-bit signed scaled format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UINT specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned integer format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SINT specifies a three-component, 24-bit signed integer format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SRGB specifies a three-component, 24-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit B component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 0, an 8-bit G component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 1, and an 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 2.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit B component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SNORM specifies a four-component, 32-bit signed normalized format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit B component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_USCALED specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned scaled format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit B component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SSCALED specifies a four-component, 32-bit signed scaled format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit B component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UINT specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit B component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SINT specifies a four-component, 32-bit signed integer format that has an 8-bit R component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit B component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SRGB specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 0, an 8-bit G component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 1, an 8-bit B component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UNORM specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SNORM specifies a four-component, 32-bit signed normalized format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_USCALED specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned scaled format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SSCALED specifies a four-component, 32-bit signed scaled format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UINT specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned integer format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SINT specifies a four-component, 32-bit signed integer format that has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SRGB specifies a four-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit B component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 0, an 8-bit G component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 1, an 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in byte 2, and an 8-bit A component in byte 3.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UNORM_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SNORM_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed normalized format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_USCALED_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned scaled integer format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SSCALED_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed scaled integer format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UINT_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned integer format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SINT_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed integer format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SRGB_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has an 8-bit A component in bits 24..31, an 8-bit B component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in bits 16..23, an 8-bit G component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in bits 8..15, and an 8-bit R component stored with sRGB nonlinear encoding in bits 0..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UNORM_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit R component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit B component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SNORM_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed normalized format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit R component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit B component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_USCALED_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned scaled integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit R component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit B component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SSCALED_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed scaled integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit R component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit B component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UINT_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit R component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit B component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SINT_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit R component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit B component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UNORM_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned normalized format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit B component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit R component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SNORM_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed normalized format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit B component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit R component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_USCALED_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned scaled integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit B component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit R component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SSCALED_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed scaled integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit B component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit R component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UINT_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed unsigned integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit B component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit R component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SINT_PACK32 specifies a four-component, 32-bit packed signed integer format that has a 2-bit A component in bits 30..31, a 10-bit B component in bits 20..29, a 10-bit G component in bits 10..19, and a 10-bit R component in bits 0..9.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM specifies a one-component, 16-bit unsigned normalized format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_SNORM specifies a one-component, 16-bit signed normalized format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_USCALED specifies a one-component, 16-bit unsigned scaled integer format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_SSCALED specifies a one-component, 16-bit signed scaled integer format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_UINT specifies a one-component, 16-bit unsigned integer format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_SINT specifies a one-component, 16-bit signed integer format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16_SFLOAT specifies a one-component, 16-bit signed floating-point format that has a single 16-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UNORM specifies a two-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SNORM specifies a two-component, 32-bit signed normalized format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_USCALED specifies a two-component, 32-bit unsigned scaled integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SSCALED specifies a two-component, 32-bit signed scaled integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UINT specifies a two-component, 32-bit unsigned integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SINT specifies a two-component, 32-bit signed integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SFLOAT specifies a two-component, 32-bit signed floating-point format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UNORM specifies a three-component, 48-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SNORM specifies a three-component, 48-bit signed normalized format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_USCALED specifies a three-component, 48-bit unsigned scaled integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SSCALED specifies a three-component, 48-bit signed scaled integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UINT specifies a three-component, 48-bit unsigned integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SINT specifies a three-component, 48-bit signed integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SFLOAT specifies a three-component, 48-bit signed floating-point format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, and a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UNORM specifies a four-component, 64-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SNORM specifies a four-component, 64-bit signed normalized format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_USCALED specifies a four-component, 64-bit unsigned scaled integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SSCALED specifies a four-component, 64-bit signed scaled integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UINT specifies a four-component, 64-bit unsigned integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SINT specifies a four-component, 64-bit signed integer format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SFLOAT specifies a four-component, 64-bit signed floating-point format that has a 16-bit R component in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit B component in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit A component in bytes 6..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32_UINT specifies a one-component, 32-bit unsigned integer format that has a single 32-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32_SINT specifies a one-component, 32-bit signed integer format that has a single 32-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32_SFLOAT specifies a one-component, 32-bit signed floating-point format that has a single 32-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32_UINT specifies a two-component, 64-bit unsigned integer format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, and a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SINT specifies a two-component, 64-bit signed integer format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, and a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SFLOAT specifies a two-component, 64-bit signed floating-point format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, and a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_UINT specifies a three-component, 96-bit unsigned integer format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7, and a 32-bit B component in bytes 8..11.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SINT specifies a three-component, 96-bit signed integer format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7, and a 32-bit B component in bytes 8..11.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SFLOAT specifies a three-component, 96-bit signed floating-point format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7, and a 32-bit B component in bytes 8..11.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_UINT specifies a four-component, 128-bit unsigned integer format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7, a 32-bit B component in bytes 8..11, and a 32-bit A component in bytes 12..15.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SINT specifies a four-component, 128-bit signed integer format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7, a 32-bit B component in bytes 8..11, and a 32-bit A component in bytes 12..15.

  • VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SFLOAT specifies a four-component, 128-bit signed floating-point format that has a 32-bit R component in bytes 0..3, a 32-bit G component in bytes 4..7, a 32-bit B component in bytes 8..11, and a 32-bit A component in bytes 12..15.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64_UINT specifies a one-component, 64-bit unsigned integer format that has a single 64-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64_SINT specifies a one-component, 64-bit signed integer format that has a single 64-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64_SFLOAT specifies a one-component, 64-bit signed floating-point format that has a single 64-bit R component.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64_UINT specifies a two-component, 128-bit unsigned integer format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, and a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SINT specifies a two-component, 128-bit signed integer format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, and a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SFLOAT specifies a two-component, 128-bit signed floating-point format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, and a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_UINT specifies a three-component, 192-bit unsigned integer format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15, and a 64-bit B component in bytes 16..23.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SINT specifies a three-component, 192-bit signed integer format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15, and a 64-bit B component in bytes 16..23.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SFLOAT specifies a three-component, 192-bit signed floating-point format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15, and a 64-bit B component in bytes 16..23.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_UINT specifies a four-component, 256-bit unsigned integer format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15, a 64-bit B component in bytes 16..23, and a 64-bit A component in bytes 24..31.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SINT specifies a four-component, 256-bit signed integer format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15, a 64-bit B component in bytes 16..23, and a 64-bit A component in bytes 24..31.

  • VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SFLOAT specifies a four-component, 256-bit signed floating-point format that has a 64-bit R component in bytes 0..7, a 64-bit G component in bytes 8..15, a 64-bit B component in bytes 16..23, and a 64-bit A component in bytes 24..31.

  • VK_FORMAT_B10G11R11_UFLOAT_PACK32 specifies a three-component, 32-bit packed unsigned floating-point format that has a 10-bit B component in bits 22..31, an 11-bit G component in bits 11..21, an 11-bit R component in bits 0..10. See Unsigned 10-Bit Floating-Point Numbers and Unsigned 11-Bit Floating-Point Numbers.

  • VK_FORMAT_E5B9G9R9_UFLOAT_PACK32 specifies a three-component, 32-bit packed unsigned floating-point format that has a 5-bit shared exponent in bits 27..31, a 9-bit B component mantissa in bits 18..26, a 9-bit G component mantissa in bits 9..17, and a 9-bit R component mantissa in bits 0..8.

  • VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM specifies a one-component, 16-bit unsigned normalized format that has a single 16-bit depth component.

  • VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32 specifies a two-component, 32-bit format that has 24 unsigned normalized bits in the depth component and, optionally:, 8 bits that are unused.

  • VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT specifies a one-component, 32-bit signed floating-point format that has 32-bits in the depth component.

  • VK_FORMAT_S8_UINT specifies a one-component, 8-bit unsigned integer format that has 8-bits in the stencil component.

  • VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM_S8_UINT specifies a two-component, 24-bit format that has 16 unsigned normalized bits in the depth component and 8 unsigned integer bits in the stencil component.

  • VK_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT specifies a two-component, 32-bit packed format that has 8 unsigned integer bits in the stencil component, and 24 unsigned normalized bits in the depth component.

  • VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT_S8_UINT specifies a two-component format that has 32 signed float bits in the depth component and 8 unsigned integer bits in the stencil component. There are optionally: 24-bits that are unused.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a three-component, block-compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. This format has no alpha and is considered opaque.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a three-component, block-compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding. This format has no alpha and is considered opaque.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data, and provides 1 bit of alpha.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding, and provides 1 bit of alpha.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC2_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with the first 64 bits encoding alpha values followed by 64 bits encoding RGB values.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC2_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with the first 64 bits encoding alpha values followed by 64 bits encoding RGB values with sRGB nonlinear encoding.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC3_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with the first 64 bits encoding alpha values followed by 64 bits encoding RGB values.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC3_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with the first 64 bits encoding alpha values followed by 64 bits encoding RGB values with sRGB nonlinear encoding.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC4_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a one-component, block-compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized red texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC4_SNORM_BLOCK specifies a one-component, block-compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of signed normalized red texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC5_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a two-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RG texel data with the first 64 bits encoding red values followed by 64 bits encoding green values.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC5_SNORM_BLOCK specifies a two-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of signed normalized RG texel data with the first 64 bits encoding red values followed by 64 bits encoding green values.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC6H_UFLOAT_BLOCK specifies a three-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned floating-point RGB texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC6H_SFLOAT_BLOCK specifies a three-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of signed floating-point RGB texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC7_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_BC7_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, block-compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a three-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. This format has no alpha and is considered opaque.

  • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a three-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding. This format has no alpha and is considered opaque.

  • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data, and provides 1 bit of alpha.

  • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding, and provides 1 bit of alpha.

  • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with the first 64 bits encoding alpha values followed by 64 bits encoding RGB values.

  • VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with the first 64 bits encoding alpha values followed by 64 bits encoding RGB values with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied.

  • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a one-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized red texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_SNORM_BLOCK specifies a one-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 64-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of signed normalized red texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a two-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RG texel data with the first 64 bits encoding red values followed by 64 bits encoding green values.

  • VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_SNORM_BLOCK specifies a two-component, ETC2 compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of signed normalized RG texel data with the first 64 bits encoding red values followed by 64 bits encoding green values.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 4×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 5×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 5×4 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 5×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 5×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 6×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 6×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 6×6 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 6×6 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes an 8×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes an 8×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes an 8×6 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes an 8×6 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes an 8×8 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes an 8×8 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×5 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×6 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×6 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×8 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×8 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×10 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 10×10 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 12×10 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 12×10 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_UNORM_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 12×12 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data.

  • VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_SRGB_BLOCK specifies a four-component, ASTC compressed format where each 128-bit compressed texel block encodes a 12×12 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGBA texel data with sRGB nonlinear encoding applied to the RGB components.

  • VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM specifies a four-component, 32-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has an 8-bit G component for the even i coordinate in byte 0, an 8-bit B component in byte 1, an 8-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in byte 2, and an 8-bit R component in byte 3. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM specifies a four-component, 32-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has an 8-bit B component in byte 0, an 8-bit G component for the even i coordinate in byte 1, an 8-bit R component in byte 2, and an 8-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in byte 3. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has an 8-bit G component in plane 0, an 8-bit B component in plane 1, and an 8-bit R component in plane 2. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the R and B planes are halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B component is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has an 8-bit G component in plane 0, and a two-component, 16-bit BR plane 1 consisting of an 8-bit B component in byte 0 and an 8-bit R component in byte 1. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has an 8-bit G component in plane 0, an 8-bit B component in plane 1, and an 8-bit R component in plane 2. The horizontal dimension of the R and B plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has an 8-bit G component in plane 0, and a two-component, 16-bit BR plane 1 consisting of an 8-bit B component in byte 0 and an 8-bit R component in byte 1. The horizontal dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has an 8-bit G component in plane 0, an 8-bit B component in plane 1, and an 8-bit R component in plane 2. Each plane has the same dimensions and each R, G and B component contributes to a single texel. The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane.

  • VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a one-component, 16-bit unsigned normalized format that has a single 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of a 16-bit word, with the bottom 6 bits set to 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16 specifies a two-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, and a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6B10X6A10X6_UNORM_4PACK16 specifies a four-component, 64-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 4..5, and a 10-bit A component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 6..7, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16 specifies a four-component, 64-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has a 10-bit G component for the even i coordinate in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, a 10-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 4..5, and a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 6..7, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16 specifies a four-component, 64-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, a 10-bit G component for the even i coordinate in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 4..5, and a 10-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 6..7, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 2, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the R and B planes are halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B component is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, and a two-component, 32-bit BR plane 1 consisting of a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, and a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 2, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal dimension of the R and B plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, and a two-component, 32-bit BR plane 1 consisting of a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, and a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 10-bit G component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 10-bit B component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 10-bit R component in the top 10 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 2, with the bottom 6 bits of each word set to 0. Each plane has the same dimensions and each R, G and B component contributes to a single texel. The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane.

  • VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16 specifies a one-component, 16-bit unsigned normalized format that has a single 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of a 16-bit word, with the bottom 4 bits set to 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16 specifies a two-component, 32-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, and a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4B12X4A12X4_UNORM_4PACK16 specifies a four-component, 64-bit unsigned normalized format that has a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 4..5, and a 12-bit A component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 6..7, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0.

  • VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16 specifies a four-component, 64-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has a 12-bit G component for the even i coordinate in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, a 12-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 4..5, and a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 6..7, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16 specifies a four-component, 64-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, a 12-bit G component for the even i coordinate in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 4..5, and a 12-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 6..7, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 2, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the R and B planes are halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B component is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, and a two-component, 32-bit BR plane 1 consisting of a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, and a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 2, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal dimension of the R and B plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, and a two-component, 32-bit BR plane 1 consisting of a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 0..1, and a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of the word in bytes 2..3, the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. The horizontal dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16 specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 12-bit G component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 12-bit B component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 12-bit R component in the top 12 bits of each 16-bit word of plane 2, with the bottom 4 bits of each word set to 0. Each plane has the same dimensions and each R, G and B component contributes to a single texel. The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane.

  • VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_422_UNORM specifies a four-component, 64-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has a 16-bit G component for the even i coordinate in the word in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit B component in the word in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in the word in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit R component in the word in bytes 6..7. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM specifies a four-component, 64-bit format containing a pair of G components, an R component, and a B component, collectively encoding a 2×1 rectangle of unsigned normalized RGB texel data. One G value is present at each i coordinate, with the B and R values shared across both G values and thus recorded at half the horizontal resolution of the image. This format has a 16-bit B component in the word in bytes 0..1, a 16-bit G component for the even i coordinate in the word in bytes 2..3, a 16-bit R component in the word in bytes 4..5, and a 16-bit G component for the odd i coordinate in the word in bytes 6..7. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two. For the purposes of the constraints on copy extents, this format is treated as a compressed format with a 2×1 compressed texel block.

  • VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 16-bit G component in each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 16-bit B component in each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 16-bit R component in each 16-bit word of plane 2. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the R and B planes are halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B component is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 16-bit G component in each 16-bit word of plane 0, and a two-component, 32-bit BR plane 1 consisting of a 16-bit B component in the word in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit R component in the word in bytes 2..3. The horizontal and vertical dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\) and \(\lfloor j_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = j_B = j_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width and height that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 16-bit G component in each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 16-bit B component in each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 16-bit R component in each 16-bit word of plane 2. The horizontal dimension of the R and B plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 16-bit G component in each 16-bit word of plane 0, and a two-component, 32-bit BR plane 1 consisting of a 16-bit B component in the word in bytes 0..1, and a 16-bit R component in the word in bytes 2..3. The horizontal dimensions of the BR plane is halved relative to the image dimensions, and each R and B value is shared with the G components for which \(\lfloor i_G \times 0.5 \rfloor = i_B = i_R\). The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the BR plane. Images in this format must be defined with a width that is a multiple of two.

  • VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM specifies an unsigned normalized multi-planar format that has a 16-bit G component in each 16-bit word of plane 0, a 16-bit B component in each 16-bit word of plane 1, and a 16-bit R component in each 16-bit word of plane 2. Each plane has the same dimensions and each R, G and B component contributes to a single texel. The location of each plane when this image is in linear layout can be determined via vkGetImageSubresourceLayout, using VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_0_BIT for the G plane, VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_1_BIT for the B plane, and VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_PLANE_2_BIT for the R plane.

Compatible formats of planes of multi-planar formats

Individual planes of multi-planar formats are compatible with single-plane formats if they occupy the same number of bits per texel block. In the following table, individual planes of a multi-planar format are compatible with the format listed against the relevant plane index for that multi-planar format.

Table 38. Plane Format Compatibility Table
Plane Compatible format for plane Width relative to the width w of the plane with the largest dimensions Height relative to the height h of the plane with the largest dimensions

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w/2

h/2

2

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UNORM

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w/2

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UNORM

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

w

h

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h/2

2

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h/2

2

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16

0

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

w

h

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w/2

h/2

2

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UNORM

w/2

h/2

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w/2

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UNORM

w/2

h

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM

0

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

1

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

2

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

w

h

Packed Formats

For the purposes of address alignment when accessing buffer memory containing vertex attribute or texel data, the following formats are considered packed - whole texels or attributes are stored in bitfields of a single 8-, 16-, or 32-bit fundamental data type.

  • Packed into 8-bit data types:

    • VK_FORMAT_R4G4_UNORM_PACK8

  • Packed into 16-bit data types:

    • VK_FORMAT_R4G4B4A4_UNORM_PACK16

    • VK_FORMAT_B4G4R4A4_UNORM_PACK16

    • VK_FORMAT_R5G6B5_UNORM_PACK16

    • VK_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM_PACK16

    • VK_FORMAT_R5G5B5A1_UNORM_PACK16

    • VK_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM_PACK16

    • VK_FORMAT_A1R5G5B5_UNORM_PACK16

  • Packed into 32-bit data types:

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UNORM_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SNORM_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_USCALED_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SSCALED_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UINT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SINT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SRGB_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UNORM_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SNORM_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_USCALED_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SSCALED_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UINT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SINT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UNORM_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SNORM_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_USCALED_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SSCALED_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UINT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SINT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_B10G11R11_UFLOAT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_E5B9G9R9_UFLOAT_PACK32

    • VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32

Identification of Formats

A “format” is represented by a single enum value. The name of a format is usually built up by using the following pattern:

    VK_FORMAT_{component-format|compression-scheme}_{numeric-format}

The component-format indicates either the size of the R, G, B, and A components (if they are present) in the case of a color format, or the size of the depth (D) and stencil (S) components (if they are present) in the case of a depth/stencil format (see below). An X indicates a component that is unused, but may be present for padding.

Table 39. Interpretation of Numeric Format
Numeric format Description

UNORM

The components are unsigned normalized values in the range [0,1]

SNORM

The components are signed normalized values in the range [-1,1]

USCALED

The components are unsigned integer values that get converted to floating-point in the range [0,2n-1]

SSCALED

The components are signed integer values that get converted to floating-point in the range [-2n-1,2n-1-1]

UINT

The components are unsigned integer values in the range [0,2n-1]

SINT

The components are signed integer values in the range [-2n-1,2n-1-1]

UFLOAT

The components are unsigned floating-point numbers (used by packed, shared exponent, and some compressed formats)

SFLOAT

The components are signed floating-point numbers

SRGB

The R, G, and B components are unsigned normalized values that represent values using sRGB nonlinear encoding, while the A component (if one exists) is a regular unsigned normalized value

The suffix _PACKnn indicates that the format is packed into an underlying type with nn bits. The suffix _mPACKnn is a short-hand that indicates that the format has several components (which may or may not be stored in separate planes) that are each packed into an underlying type with nn bits.

The suffix _BLOCK indicates that the format is a block-compressed format, with the representation of multiple pixels encoded interdependently within a region.

Table 40. Interpretation of Compression Scheme
Compression scheme Description

BC

Block Compression. See Block-Compressed Image Formats.

ETC2

Ericsson Texture Compression. See ETC Compressed Image Formats.

EAC

ETC2 Alpha Compression. See ETC Compressed Image Formats.

ASTC

Adaptive Scalable Texture Compression (LDR Profile). See ASTC Compressed Image Formats.

For multi-planar images, the components in separate planes are separated by underscores, and the number of planes is indicated by the addition of a _2PLANE or _3PLANE suffix. Similarly, the separate aspects of depth-stencil formats are separated by underscores, although these are not considered separate planes. Formats are suffixed by _422 to indicate that planes other than the first are reduced in size by a factor of two horizontally or that the R and B values appear at half the horizontal frequency of the G values, _420 to indicate that planes other than the first are reduced in size by a factor of two both horizontally and vertically, and _444 for consistency to indicate that all three planes of a three-planar image are the same size.

Note

No common format has a single plane containing both R and B channels but does not store these channels at reduced horizontal resolution.

Representation and Texel Block Size

Color formats must be represented in memory in exactly the form indicated by the format’s name. This means that promoting one format to another with more bits per component and/or additional components must not occur for color formats. Depth/stencil formats have more relaxed requirements as discussed below.

Each format has a texel block size, the number of bytes used to store one texel block (a single addressable element of an uncompressed image, or a single compressed block of a compressed image). The texel block size for each format is shown in the Compatible formats table.

The representation of non-packed formats is that the first component specified in the name of the format is in the lowest memory addresses and the last component specified is in the highest memory addresses. See Byte mappings for non-packed/compressed color formats. The in-memory ordering of bytes within a component is determined by the host endianness.

Table 41. Byte mappings for non-packed/compressed color formats
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 ← Byte

R

VK_FORMAT_R8_*

R

G

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_*

R

G

B

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_*

B

G

R

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_*

R

G

B

A

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_*

B

G

R

A

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_*

G0

B

G1

R

VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM

B

G0

R

G1

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM

R

VK_FORMAT_R16_*

R

G

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_*

R

G

B

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_*

R

G

B

A

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_*

G0

B

G1

R

VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_4PACK16_422_UNORM VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_4PACK16_422_UNORM VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_UNORM

B

G0

R

G1

VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_4PACK16_422_UNORM VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_4PACK16_422_UNORM VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM

R

VK_FORMAT_R32_*

R

G

VK_FORMAT_R32G32_*

R

G

B

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_*

R

G

B

A

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_*

R

VK_FORMAT_R64_*

R

G

VK_FORMAT_R64G64_*

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_* as VK_FORMAT_R64G64_* but with B in bytes 16-23

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_* as VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_* but with A in bytes 24-31

Packed formats store multiple components within one underlying type. The bit representation is that the first component specified in the name of the format is in the most-significant bits and the last component specified is in the least-significant bits of the underlying type. The in-memory ordering of bytes comprising the underlying type is determined by the host endianness.

Table 42. Bit mappings for packed 8-bit formats
Bit

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_R4G4_UNORM_PACK8

R

G

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

Table 43. Bit mappings for packed 16-bit formats
Bit

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_R4G4B4A4_UNORM_PACK16

R

G

B

A

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_B4G4R4A4_UNORM_PACK16

B

G

R

A

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_R5G6B5_UNORM_PACK16

R

G

B

4

3

2

1

0

5

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM_PACK16

B

G

R

4

3

2

1

0

5

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_R5G5B5A1_UNORM_PACK16

R

G

B

A

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

0

VK_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM_PACK16

B

G

R

A

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

0

VK_FORMAT_A1R5G5B5_UNORM_PACK16

A

R

G

B

0

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16

R

X

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

R

X

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

3

2

1

0

Table 44. Bit mappings for packed 32-bit formats
Bit

31

30

29

28

27

26

25

24

23

22

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_*_PACK32

A

B

G

R

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_*_PACK32

A

R

G

B

1

0

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_*_PACK32

A

B

G

R

1

0

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_B10G11R11_UFLOAT_PACK32

B

G

R

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_E5B9G9R9_UFLOAT_PACK32

E

B

G

R

4

3

2

1

0

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32

X

D

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

23

22

21

20

19

18

17

16

15

14

13

12

11

10

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

0

Depth/Stencil Formats

Depth/stencil formats are considered opaque and need not be stored in the exact number of bits per texel or component ordering indicated by the format enum. However, implementations must not substitute a different depth or stencil precision than that described in the format (e.g. D16 must not be implemented as D24 or D32).

Format Compatibility Classes

Uncompressed color formats are compatible with each other if they occupy the same number of bits per texel block. Compressed color formats are compatible with each other if the only difference between them is the numerical type of the uncompressed pixels (e.g. signed vs. unsigned, or SRGB vs. UNORM encoding). Each depth/stencil format is only compatible with itself. In the following table, all the formats in the same row are compatible.

Table 45. Compatible Formats
Class, Texel Block Size, # Texels/Block Formats

8-bit
Block size 1 byte
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R4G4_UNORM_PACK8,
VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8_SRGB

16-bit
Block size 2 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R4G4B4A4_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_B4G4R4A4_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_R5G6B5_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_R5G5B5A1_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_A1R5G5B5_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SRGB,
VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16_SFLOAT,
VK_FORMAT_R10X6_UNORM_PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_R12X4_UNORM_PACK16

24-bit
Block size 3 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SRGB,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SRGB

32-bit
Block size 4 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SRGB,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SRGB,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UNORM_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SNORM_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_USCALED_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SSCALED_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UINT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SINT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SRGB_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UNORM_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SNORM_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_USCALED_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SSCALED_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UINT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SINT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UNORM_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SNORM_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_USCALED_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SSCALED_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UINT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SINT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SFLOAT,
VK_FORMAT_R32_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32_SFLOAT,
VK_FORMAT_B10G11R11_UFLOAT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_E5B9G9R9_UFLOAT_PACK32,
VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6_UNORM_2PACK16,
VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4_UNORM_2PACK16

32-bit G8B8G8R8
Block size 4 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM

32-bit B8G8R8G8
Block size 4 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM

48-bit
Block size 6 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SFLOAT

64-bit
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SNORM,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_USCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SSCALED,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SFLOAT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SFLOAT,
VK_FORMAT_R64_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64_SFLOAT

64-bit R10G10B10A10
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6B10X6A10X6_UNORM_4PACK16

64-bit G10B10G10R10
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16

64-bit B10G10R10G10
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16

64-bit R12G12B12A12
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4B12X4A12X4_UNORM_4PACK16

64-bit G12B12G12R12
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16

64-bit B12G12R12G12
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16

64-bit G16B16G16R16
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_422_UNORM

64-bit B16G16R16G16
Block size 8 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM

96-bit
Block size 12 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SFLOAT

128-bit
Block size 16 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SFLOAT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SFLOAT

192-bit
Block size 24 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SFLOAT

256-bit
Block size 32 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_UINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SINT,
VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SFLOAT

BC1_RGB (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_SRGB_BLOCK

BC1_RGBA (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_SRGB_BLOCK

BC2 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC2_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC2_SRGB_BLOCK

BC3 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC3_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC3_SRGB_BLOCK

BC4 (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC4_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC4_SNORM_BLOCK

BC5 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC5_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC5_SNORM_BLOCK

BC6H (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC6H_UFLOAT_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC6H_SFLOAT_BLOCK

BC7 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_BC7_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_BC7_SRGB_BLOCK

ETC2_RGB (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_SRGB_BLOCK

ETC2_RGBA (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_SRGB_BLOCK

ETC2_EAC_RGBA (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_SRGB_BLOCK

EAC_R (64 bit)
Block size 8 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_SNORM_BLOCK

EAC_RG (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_SNORM_BLOCK

ASTC_4x4 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
16 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_5x4 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
20 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_5x5 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
25 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_6x5 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
30 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_6x6 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
36 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_8x5 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
40 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_8x6 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
48 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_8x8 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
64 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_10x5 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
50 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_10x6 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
60 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_10x8 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
80 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_10x10 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
100 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_12x10 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
120 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_SRGB_BLOCK

ASTC_12x12 (128 bit)
Block size 16 bytes
144 texels/block

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_UNORM_BLOCK,
VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_SRGB_BLOCK

D16 (16 bit)
Block size 2 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM

D24 (32 bit)
Block size 4 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32

D32 (32 bit)
Block size 4 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT

S8 (8 bit)
Block size 1 byte
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_S8_UINT

D16S8 (24 bit)
Block size 3 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM_S8_UINT

D24S8 (32 bit)
Block size 4 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT

D32S8 (40 bit)
Block size 5 bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT_S8_UINT

8-bit 3-plane 420
Block size (1,1,1) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM

8-bit 2-plane 420
Block size (1,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM

8-bit 3-plane 422
Block size (1,1,1) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM

8-bit 2-plane 422
Block size (1,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM

8-bit 3-plane 444
Block size (1,1,1) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM

10-bit 3-plane 420
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

10-bit 2-plane 420
Block size (2,4) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

10-bit 3-plane 422
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

10-bit 2-plane 422
Block size (2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

10-bit 3-plane 444
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16

12-bit 3-plane 420
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

12-bit 2-plane 420
Block size (2,4) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

12-bit 3-plane 422
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

12-bit 2-plane 422
Block size (2,4) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

12-bit 3-plane 444
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16

16-bit 3-plane 420
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM

16-bit 2-plane 420
Block size (2,4) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM

16-bit 3-plane 422
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM

16-bit 2-plane 422
Block size (2,4) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM

16-bit 3-plane 444
Block size (2,2,2) bytes
1 texel/block

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM

31.3.2. Format Properties

To query supported format features which are properties of the physical device, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkFormat                                    format,
    VkFormatProperties*                         pFormatProperties);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the format properties.

  • format is the format whose properties are queried.

  • pFormatProperties is a pointer to a VkFormatProperties structure in which physical device properties for format are returned.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • format must be a valid VkFormat value

  • pFormatProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkFormatProperties structure

The VkFormatProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkFormatProperties {
    VkFormatFeatureFlags    linearTilingFeatures;
    VkFormatFeatureFlags    optimalTilingFeatures;
    VkFormatFeatureFlags    bufferFeatures;
} VkFormatProperties;
  • linearTilingFeatures is a bitmask of VkFormatFeatureFlagBits specifying features supported by images created with a tiling parameter of VK_IMAGE_TILING_LINEAR.

  • optimalTilingFeatures is a bitmask of VkFormatFeatureFlagBits specifying features supported by images created with a tiling parameter of VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL.

  • bufferFeatures is a bitmask of VkFormatFeatureFlagBits specifying features supported by buffers.

Note

If no format feature flags are supported, the format itself is not supported, and images of that format cannot be created.

If format is a block-compressed format, then bufferFeatures must not support any features for the format.

If format is a multi-plane format then linearTilingFeatures and optimalTilingFeatures must not contain VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT.

Bits which can be set in the VkFormatProperties features linearTilingFeatures, optimalTilingFeatures, and bufferFeatures are:

typedef enum VkFormatFeatureFlagBits {
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT = 0x00000008,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT = 0x00000010,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT = 0x00000020,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT = 0x00000040,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT = 0x00000080,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT = 0x00000100,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT = 0x00000200,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT = 0x00000400,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT = 0x00000800,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT = 0x00001000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT = 0x00004000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT = 0x00008000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT = 0x00020000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_LINEAR_FILTER_BIT = 0x00040000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_SEPARATE_RECONSTRUCTION_FILTER_BIT = 0x00080000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_BIT = 0x00100000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_FORCEABLE_BIT = 0x00200000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT = 0x00400000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COSITED_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT = 0x00800000,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_LINEAR_FILTER_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_LINEAR_FILTER_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_SEPARATE_RECONSTRUCTION_FILTER_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_SEPARATE_RECONSTRUCTION_FILTER_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_FORCEABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_FORCEABLE_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT,
    VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COSITED_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT_KHR = VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COSITED_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT,
} VkFormatFeatureFlagBits;

The following bits may be set in linearTilingFeatures and optimalTilingFeatures, specifying that the features are supported by images or image views created with the queried vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties::format:

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT specifies that an image view can be sampled from.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT specifies that an image view can be used as a storage images.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT specifies that an image view can be used as storage image that supports atomic operations.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT specifies that an image view can be used as a framebuffer color attachment and as an input attachment.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT specifies that an image view can be used as a framebuffer color attachment that supports blending and as an input attachment.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT specifies that an image view can be used as a framebuffer depth/stencil attachment and as an input attachment.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT specifies that an image can be used as srcImage for the vkCmdBlitImage command.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT specifies that an image can be used as dstImage for the vkCmdBlitImage command.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT specifies that if VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT is also set, an image view can be used with a sampler that has either of magFilter or minFilter set to VK_FILTER_LINEAR, or mipmapMode set to VK_SAMPLER_MIPMAP_MODE_LINEAR. If VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT is also set, an image can be used as the srcImage to vkCmdBlitImage with a filter of VK_FILTER_LINEAR. This bit must only be exposed for formats that also support the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT or VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT.

    If the format being queried is a depth/stencil format, this bit only specifies that the depth aspect (not the stencil aspect) of an image of this format supports linear filtering, and that linear filtering of the depth aspect is supported whether depth compare is enabled in the sampler or not. If this bit is not present, linear filtering with depth compare disabled is unsupported and linear filtering with depth compare enabled is supported, but may compute the filtered value in an implementation-dependent manner which differs from the normal rules of linear filtering. The resulting value must be in the range [0,1] and should be proportional to, or a weighted average of, the number of comparison passes or failures.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT specifies that an image can be used as a source image for copy commands.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT specifies that an image can be used as a destination image for copy commands and clear commands.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT specifies that an application can define a sampler Y’CBCR conversion using this format as a source, and that an image of this format can be used with a VkSamplerYcbcrConversionCreateInfo xChromaOffset and/or yChromaOffset of VK_CHROMA_LOCATION_MIDPOINT. Otherwise both xChromaOffset and yChromaOffset must be VK_CHROMA_LOCATION_COSITED_EVEN. If a format does not incorporate chroma downsampling (it is not a “422” or “420” format) but the implementation supports sampler Y’CBCR conversion for this format, the implementation must set VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COSITED_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT specifies that an application can define a sampler Y’CBCR conversion using this format as a source, and that an image of this format can be used with a VkSamplerYcbcrConversionCreateInfo xChromaOffset and/or yChromaOffset of VK_CHROMA_LOCATION_COSITED_EVEN. Otherwise both xChromaOffset and yChromaOffset must be VK_CHROMA_LOCATION_MIDPOINT. If neither VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COSITED_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT nor VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT is set, the application must not define a sampler Y’CBCR conversion using this format as a source.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_LINEAR_FILTER_BIT specifies that the format can do linear sampler filtering (min/magFilter) whilst sampler Y’CBCR conversion is enabled.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_SEPARATE_RECONSTRUCTION_FILTER_BIT specifies that the format can have different chroma, min, and mag filters.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_BIT specifies that reconstruction is explicit, as described in Chroma Reconstruction. If this bit is not present, reconstruction is implicit by default.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_FORCEABLE_BIT specifies that reconstruction can be forcibly made explicit by setting VkSamplerYcbcrConversionCreateInfo::forceExplicitReconstruction to VK_TRUE.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT specifies that a multi-planar image can have the VK_IMAGE_CREATE_DISJOINT_BIT set during image creation. An implementation must not set VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT for single-plane formats.

The following bits may be set in bufferFeatures, specifying that the features are supported by buffers or buffer views created with the queried vkGetPhysicalDeviceProperties::format:

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT specifies that the format can be used to create a buffer view that can be bound to a VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER descriptor.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT specifies that the format can be used to create a buffer view that can be bound to a VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER descriptor.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT specifies that atomic operations are supported on VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER with this format.

  • VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT specifies that the format can be used as a vertex attribute format (VkVertexInputAttributeDescription::format).

typedef VkFlags VkFormatFeatureFlags;

VkFormatFeatureFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkFormatFeatureFlagBits.

To query supported format features which are properties of the physical device, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties2(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkFormat                                    format,
    VkFormatProperties2*                        pFormatProperties);

or the equivalent command

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties2KHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkFormat                                    format,
    VkFormatProperties2*                        pFormatProperties);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the format properties.

  • format is the format whose properties are queried.

  • pFormatProperties is a pointer to a VkFormatProperties2 structure in which physical device properties for format are returned.

vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties2 behaves similarly to vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties, with the ability to return extended information in a pNext chain of output structures.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • format must be a valid VkFormat value

  • pFormatProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkFormatProperties2 structure

The VkFormatProperties2 structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkFormatProperties2 {
    VkStructureType       sType;
    void*                 pNext;
    VkFormatProperties    formatProperties;
} VkFormatProperties2;

or the equivalent

typedef VkFormatProperties2 VkFormatProperties2KHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • formatProperties is a structure of type VkFormatProperties describing features supported by the requested format.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_FORMAT_PROPERTIES_2

  • pNext must be NULL

31.3.3. Required Format Support

Implementations must support at least the following set of features on the listed formats. For images, these features must be supported for every VkImageType (including arrayed and cube variants) unless otherwise noted. These features are supported on existing formats without needing to advertise an extension or needing to explicitly enable them. Support for additional functionality beyond the requirements listed here is queried using the vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties command.

Note

Unless otherwise excluded below, the required formats are supported for all VkImageCreateFlags values as long as those flag values are otherwise allowed.

The following tables show which feature bits must be supported for each format. Formats that are required to support VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT must also support VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT.

Table 46. Key for format feature tables

This feature must be supported on the named format

This feature must be supported on at least some of the named formats, with more information in the table where the symbol appears

Table 47. Feature bits in optimalTilingFeatures

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

Table 48. Feature bits in bufferFeatures

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

Table 49. Mandatory format support: sub-byte channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_UNDEFINED

VK_FORMAT_R4G4_UNORM_PACK8

VK_FORMAT_R4G4B4A4_UNORM_PACK16

VK_FORMAT_B4G4R4A4_UNORM_PACK16

VK_FORMAT_R5G6B5_UNORM_PACK16

VK_FORMAT_B5G6R5_UNORM_PACK16

VK_FORMAT_R5G5B5A1_UNORM_PACK16

VK_FORMAT_B5G5R5A1_UNORM_PACK16

VK_FORMAT_A1R5G5B5_UNORM_PACK16

Table 50. Mandatory format support: 1-3 byte-sized channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_R8_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R8_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R8_SRGB

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R8G8_SRGB

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8_SRGB

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SINT

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8_SRGB

Table 51. Mandatory format support: 4 byte-sized channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R8G8B8A8_SRGB

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SINT

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8A8_SRGB

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_USCALED_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SSCALED_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_UINT_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SINT_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A8B8G8R8_SRGB_PACK32

Table 52. Mandatory format support: 10-bit channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_USCALED_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SSCALED_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_UINT_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2R10G10B10_SINT_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_USCALED_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SSCALED_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UINT_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_SINT_PACK32

Table 53. Mandatory format support: 16-bit channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_R16_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R16_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R16_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SNORM

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_USCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SSCALED

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R16G16B16A16_SFLOAT

Table 54. Mandatory format support: 32-bit channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_R32_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R32_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R32_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R32G32B32A32_SFLOAT

Table 55. Mandatory format support: 64-bit/uneven channels

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_R64_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R64_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R64_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_UINT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SINT

VK_FORMAT_R64G64B64A64_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_B10G11R11_UFLOAT_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_E5B9G9R9_UFLOAT_PACK32

Table 56. Mandatory format support: depth/stencil with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM

VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32

VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT

VK_FORMAT_S8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_D16_UNORM_S8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT_S8_UINT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT feature must be supported for at least one of VK_FORMAT_X8_D24_UNORM_PACK32 and VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT, and must be supported for at least one of VK_FORMAT_D24_UNORM_S8_UINT and VK_FORMAT_D32_SFLOAT_S8_UINT.

Table 57. Mandatory format support: BC compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGB_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC1_RGBA_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC2_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC2_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC3_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC3_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC4_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC4_SNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC5_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC5_SNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC6H_UFLOAT_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC6H_SFLOAT_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC7_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_BC7_SRGB_BLOCK

The VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT, VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT features must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for all the formats in at least one of: this table, Mandatory format support: ETC2 and EAC compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D, or Mandatory format support: ASTC LDR compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D.

Table 58. Mandatory format support: ETC2 and EAC compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A1_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ETC2_R8G8B8A8_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11_SNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_EAC_R11G11_SNORM_BLOCK

The VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT, VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT features must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for all the formats in at least one of: this table, Mandatory format support: BC compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D, or Mandatory format support: ASTC LDR compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D.

Table 59. Mandatory format support: ASTC LDR compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_VERTEX_BUFFER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BLEND_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_ATOMIC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_STORAGE_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

Format

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_4x4_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x4_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_5x5_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x5_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_6x6_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x5_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x6_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_8x8_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x5_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x6_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x8_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_10x10_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x10_SRGB_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_UNORM_BLOCK

VK_FORMAT_ASTC_12x12_SRGB_BLOCK

The VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT, VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_BLIT_SRC_BIT and VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_FILTER_LINEAR_BIT features must be supported in optimalTilingFeatures for all the formats in at least one of: this table, Mandatory format support: BC compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D and VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D, or Mandatory format support: ETC2 and EAC compressed formats with VkImageType VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D.

To be used with VkImageView with subresourceRange.aspectMask = VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_COLOR_BIT, sampler Y’CBCR conversion must be enabled for the following formats:

Table 60. Formats requiring sampler Y’CBCR conversion for VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_COLOR_BIT image views

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_FORCEABLE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_CHROMA_RECONSTRUCTION_EXPLICIT_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_SEPARATE_RECONSTRUCTION_FILTER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_YCBCR_CONVERSION_LINEAR_FILTER_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_MIDPOINT_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COSITED_CHROMA_SAMPLES_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_DST_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_TRANSFER_SRC_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_SAMPLED_IMAGE_BIT

VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DISJOINT_BIT

Format

Planes

VK_FORMAT_G8B8G8R8_422_UNORM

1

VK_FORMAT_B8G8R8G8_422_UNORM

1

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_420_UNORM

3

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_420_UNORM

2

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_422_UNORM

3

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8R8_2PLANE_422_UNORM

2

VK_FORMAT_G8_B8_R8_3PLANE_444_UNORM

3

VK_FORMAT_R10X6G10X6B10X6A10X6_UNORM_4PACK16

1

VK_FORMAT_G10X6B10X6G10X6R10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16

1

VK_FORMAT_B10X6G10X6R10X6G10X6_422_UNORM_4PACK16

1

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

3

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

2

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

3

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6R10X6_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

2

VK_FORMAT_G10X6_B10X6_R10X6_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16

3

VK_FORMAT_R12X4G12X4B12X4A12X4_UNORM_4PACK16

1

VK_FORMAT_G12X4B12X4G12X4R12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16

1

VK_FORMAT_B12X4G12X4R12X4G12X4_422_UNORM_4PACK16

1

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

3

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_420_UNORM_3PACK16

2

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

3

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4R12X4_2PLANE_422_UNORM_3PACK16

2

VK_FORMAT_G12X4_B12X4_R12X4_3PLANE_444_UNORM_3PACK16

3

VK_FORMAT_G16B16G16R16_422_UNORM

1

VK_FORMAT_B16G16R16G16_422_UNORM

1

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_420_UNORM

3

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_420_UNORM

2

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_422_UNORM

3

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16R16_2PLANE_422_UNORM

2

VK_FORMAT_G16_B16_R16_3PLANE_444_UNORM

3

Format features marked ✓ must be supported only if VkPhysicalDeviceSamplerYcbcrConversionFeatures is enabled

Implementations are not required to support the VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_BINDING_BIT, VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_RESIDENCY_BIT, or VK_IMAGE_CREATE_SPARSE_ALIASED_BIT VkImageCreateFlags for the above formats that require sampler Y’CBCR conversion. To determine whether the implementation supports sparse image creation flags with these formats use vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties or vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2.

31.4. Additional Image Capabilities

In addition to the minimum capabilities described in the previous sections (Limits and Formats), implementations may support additional capabilities for certain types of images. For example, larger dimensions or additional sample counts for certain image types, or additional capabilities for linear tiling format images.

To query additional capabilities specific to image types, call:

VkResult vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    VkFormat                                    format,
    VkImageType                                 type,
    VkImageTiling                               tiling,
    VkImageUsageFlags                           usage,
    VkImageCreateFlags                          flags,
    VkImageFormatProperties*                    pImageFormatProperties);

The format, type, tiling, usage, and flags parameters correspond to parameters that would be consumed by vkCreateImage (as members of VkImageCreateInfo).

If format is not a supported image format, or if the combination of format, type, tiling, usage, and flags is not supported for images, then vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties returns VK_ERROR_FORMAT_NOT_SUPPORTED.

The limitations on an image format that are reported by vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties have the following property: if usage1 and usage2 of type VkImageUsageFlags are such that the bits set in usage1 are a subset of the bits set in usage2, and flags1 and flags2 of type VkImageCreateFlags are such that the bits set in flags1 are a subset of the bits set in flags2, then the limitations for usage1 and flags1 must be no more strict than the limitations for usage2 and flags2, for all values of format, type, and tiling.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • format must be a valid VkFormat value

  • type must be a valid VkImageType value

  • tiling must be a valid VkImageTiling value

  • usage must be a valid combination of VkImageUsageFlagBits values

  • usage must not be 0

  • flags must be a valid combination of VkImageCreateFlagBits values

  • pImageFormatProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkImageFormatProperties structure

Return Codes
Success
  • VK_SUCCESS

Failure
  • VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY

  • VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_DEVICE_MEMORY

  • VK_ERROR_FORMAT_NOT_SUPPORTED

The VkImageFormatProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkImageFormatProperties {
    VkExtent3D            maxExtent;
    uint32_t              maxMipLevels;
    uint32_t              maxArrayLayers;
    VkSampleCountFlags    sampleCounts;
    VkDeviceSize          maxResourceSize;
} VkImageFormatProperties;
  • maxExtent are the maximum image dimensions. See the Allowed Extent Values section below for how these values are constrained by type.

  • maxMipLevels is the maximum number of mipmap levels. maxMipLevels must be equal to the number of levels in the complete mipmap chain based on the maxExtent.width, maxExtent.height, and maxExtent.depth, except when one of the following conditions is true, in which case it may instead be 1:

  • maxArrayLayers is the maximum number of array layers.

  • If tiling is VK_IMAGE_TILING_LINEAR, then maxArrayLayers must either be equal to 1 or be no less than VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxImageArrayLayers.

  • If tiling is VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL and type is VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D, then maxArrayLayers must either be equal to 1 or be no less than VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxImageArrayLayers.

  • If tiling is VK_IMAGE_TILING_OPTIMAL and type is not VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D, then maxArrayLayers must be no less than VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::maxImageArrayLayers.

  • sampleCounts is a bitmask of VkSampleCountFlagBits specifying all the supported sample counts for this image as described below.

  • maxResourceSize is an upper bound on the total image size in bytes, inclusive of all image subresources. Implementations may have an address space limit on total size of a resource, which is advertised by this property. maxResourceSize must be at least 231.

Note

There is no mechanism to query the size of an image before creating it, to compare that size against maxResourceSize. If an application attempts to create an image that exceeds this limit, the creation will fail and vkCreateImage will return VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_DEVICE_MEMORY. While the advertised limit must be at least 231, it may not be possible to create an image that approaches that size, particularly for VK_IMAGE_TYPE_1D.

If the combination of parameters to vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties is not supported by the implementation for use in vkCreateImage, then all members of VkImageFormatProperties will be filled with zero.

Note

Filling VkImageFormatProperties with zero for unsupported formats is an exception to the usual rule that output structures have undefined contents on error. This exception was unintentional, but is preserved for backwards compatibility.

To query additional capabilities specific to image types, call:

VkResult vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2*     pImageFormatInfo,
    VkImageFormatProperties2*                   pImageFormatProperties);

or the equivalent command

VkResult vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2KHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2*     pImageFormatInfo,
    VkImageFormatProperties2*                   pImageFormatProperties);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the image capabilities.

  • pImageFormatInfo points to an instance of the VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 structure, describing the parameters that would be consumed by vkCreateImage.

  • pImageFormatProperties points to an instance of the VkImageFormatProperties2 structure in which capabilities are returned.

vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2 behaves similarly to vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties, with the ability to return extended information in a pNext chain of output structures.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • pImageFormatInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 structure

  • pImageFormatProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkImageFormatProperties2 structure

Return Codes
Success
  • VK_SUCCESS

Failure
  • VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_HOST_MEMORY

  • VK_ERROR_OUT_OF_DEVICE_MEMORY

  • VK_ERROR_FORMAT_NOT_SUPPORTED

The VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 {
    VkStructureType       sType;
    const void*           pNext;
    VkFormat              format;
    VkImageType           type;
    VkImageTiling         tiling;
    VkImageUsageFlags     usage;
    VkImageCreateFlags    flags;
} VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2KHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure. The pNext chain of VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 is used to provide additional image parameters to vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2.

  • format is a VkFormat value indicating the image format, corresponding to VkImageCreateInfo::format.

  • type is a VkImageType value indicating the image type, corresponding to VkImageCreateInfo::imageType.

  • tiling is a VkImageTiling value indicating the image tiling, corresponding to VkImageCreateInfo::tiling.

  • usage is a bitmask of VkImageUsageFlagBits indicating the intended usage of the image, corresponding to VkImageCreateInfo::usage.

  • flags is a bitmask of VkImageCreateFlagBits indicating additional parameters of the image, corresponding to VkImageCreateInfo::flags.

The members of VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 correspond to the arguments to vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties, with sType and pNext added for extensibility.

Valid Usage (Implicit)

The VkImageFormatProperties2 structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkImageFormatProperties2 {
    VkStructureType            sType;
    void*                      pNext;
    VkImageFormatProperties    imageFormatProperties;
} VkImageFormatProperties2;

or the equivalent

typedef VkImageFormatProperties2 VkImageFormatProperties2KHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure. The pNext chain of VkImageFormatProperties2 is used to allow the specification of additional capabilities to be returned from vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2.

  • imageFormatProperties is an instance of a VkImageFormatProperties structure in which capabilities are returned.

If the combination of parameters to vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2 is not supported by the implementation for use in vkCreateImage, then all members of imageFormatProperties will be filled with zero.

Note

Filling imageFormatProperties with zero for unsupported formats is an exception to the usual rule that output structures have undefined contents on error. This exception was unintentional, but is preserved for backwards compatibility. This exeption only applies to imageFormatProperties, not sType, pNext, or any structures chained from pNext.

Valid Usage (Implicit)

To determine the image capabilities compatible with an external memory handle type, add VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo to the pNext chain of the VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2 structure and VkExternalImageFormatProperties to the pNext chain of the VkImageFormatProperties2 structure.

The VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo {
    VkStructureType                       sType;
    const void*                           pNext;
    VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits    handleType;
} VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfoKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • handleType is a VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits value specifying the memory handle type that will be used with the memory associated with the image.

If handleType is 0, vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2 will behave as if VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo was not present, and VkExternalImageFormatProperties will be ignored.

If handleType is not compatible with the format, type, tiling, usage, and flags specified in VkPhysicalDeviceImageFormatInfo2, then vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2 returns VK_ERROR_FORMAT_NOT_SUPPORTED.

Valid Usage (Implicit)

Possible values of VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo::handleType, specifying an external memory handle type, are:

typedef enum VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits {
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_BIT = 0x00000008,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_KMT_BIT = 0x00000010,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_HEAP_BIT = 0x00000020,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_RESOURCE_BIT = 0x00000040,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_KMT_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_KMT_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_HEAP_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_HEAP_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_RESOURCE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_RESOURCE_BIT,
} VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBitsKHR;
  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT specifies a POSIX file descriptor handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It must be compatible with the POSIX system calls dup, dup2, close, and the non-standard system call dup3. Additionally, it must be transportable over a socket using an SCM_RIGHTS control message. It owns a reference to the underlying memory resource represented by its Vulkan memory object.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT specifies an NT handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It must be compatible with the functions DuplicateHandle, CloseHandle, CompareObjectHandles, GetHandleInformation, and SetHandleInformation. It owns a reference to the underlying memory resource represented by its Vulkan memory object.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT specifies a global share handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It is not compatible with any native APIs. It does not own a reference to the underlying memory resource represented its Vulkan memory object, and will therefore become invalid when all Vulkan memory objects associated with it are destroyed.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_BIT specifies an NT handle returned by IDXGIResource1::CreateSharedHandle referring to a Direct3D 10 or 11 texture resource. It owns a reference to the memory used by the Direct3D resource.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_KMT_BIT specifies a global share handle returned by IDXGIResource::GetSharedHandle referring to a Direct3D 10 or 11 texture resource. It does not own a reference to the underlying Direct3D resource, and will therefore become invalid when all Vulkan memory objects and Direct3D resources associated with it are destroyed.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_HEAP_BIT specifies an NT handle returned by ID3D12Device::CreateSharedHandle referring to a Direct3D 12 heap resource. It owns a reference to the resources used by the Direct3D heap.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_RESOURCE_BIT specifies an NT handle returned by ID3D12Device::CreateSharedHandle referring to a Direct3D 12 committed resource. It owns a reference to the memory used by the Direct3D resource.

Some external memory handle types can only be shared within the same underlying physical device and/or the same driver version, as defined in the following table:

Table 61. External memory handle types compatibility

Handle type

VkPhysicalDeviceIDProperties::driverUUID

VkPhysicalDeviceIDProperties::deviceUUID

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_KMT_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_HEAP_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_RESOURCE_BIT

Must match

Must match

typedef VkFlags VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlags;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlags VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagsKHR;

VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits.

The VkExternalImageFormatProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkExternalImageFormatProperties {
    VkStructureType               sType;
    void*                         pNext;
    VkExternalMemoryProperties    externalMemoryProperties;
} VkExternalImageFormatProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalImageFormatProperties VkExternalImageFormatPropertiesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • externalMemoryProperties is an instance of the VkExternalMemoryProperties structure specifying various capabilities of the external handle type when used with the specified image creation parameters.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_EXTERNAL_IMAGE_FORMAT_PROPERTIES

The VkExternalMemoryProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkExternalMemoryProperties {
    VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlags       externalMemoryFeatures;
    VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlags    exportFromImportedHandleTypes;
    VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlags    compatibleHandleTypes;
} VkExternalMemoryProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalMemoryProperties VkExternalMemoryPropertiesKHR;

compatibleHandleTypes must include at least handleType. Inclusion of a handle type in compatibleHandleTypes does not imply the values returned in VkImageFormatProperties2 will be the same when VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfo::handleType is set to that type. The application is responsible for querying the capabilities of all handle types intended for concurrent use in a single image and intersecting them to obtain the compatible set of capabilities.

Bits which may be set in VkExternalMemoryProperties::externalMemoryFeatures, specifying features of an external memory handle type, are:

typedef enum VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlagBits {
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_DEDICATED_ONLY_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_DEDICATED_ONLY_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_DEDICATED_ONLY_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT,
} VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlagBits;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlagBits VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlagBitsKHR;
  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_DEDICATED_ONLY_BIT specifies that images or buffers created with the specified parameters and handle type must use the mechanisms defined by VkMemoryDedicatedRequirements and VkMemoryDedicatedAllocateInfo to create (or import) a dedicated allocation for the image or buffer.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT specifies that handles of this type can be exported from Vulkan memory objects.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT specifies that handles of this type can be imported as Vulkan memory objects.

Because their semantics in external APIs roughly align with that of an image or buffer with a dedicated allocation in Vulkan, implementations are required to report VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_FEATURE_DEDICATED_ONLY_BIT for the following external handle types:

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_BIT

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D11_TEXTURE_KMT_BIT

  • VK_EXTERNAL_MEMORY_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_RESOURCE_BIT

typedef VkFlags VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlags;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlags VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlagsKHR;

VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkExternalMemoryFeatureFlagBits.

To determine the number of combined image samplers required to support a multi-planar format, add VkSamplerYcbcrConversionImageFormatProperties to the pNext chain of the VkImageFormatProperties2 structure in a call to vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties2.

The VkSamplerYcbcrConversionImageFormatProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkSamplerYcbcrConversionImageFormatProperties {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    uint32_t           combinedImageSamplerDescriptorCount;
} VkSamplerYcbcrConversionImageFormatProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkSamplerYcbcrConversionImageFormatProperties VkSamplerYcbcrConversionImageFormatPropertiesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • combinedImageSamplerDescriptorCount is the number of combined image sampler descriptors that the implementation uses to access the format.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_SAMPLER_YCBCR_CONVERSION_IMAGE_FORMAT_PROPERTIES

combinedImageSamplerDescriptorCount affects only the count towards the maxDescriptorSetSamplers, maxDescriptorSetSampledImages, maxPerStageDescriptorSamplers, and maxPerStageDescriptorSampledImages limits, and does not affect binding numbers in the VkDescriptorSetLayoutBinding.

combinedImageSamplerDescriptorCount is a number between 1 and the number of planes in the format.

31.4.1. Supported Sample Counts

vkGetPhysicalDeviceImageFormatProperties returns a bitmask of VkSampleCountFlagBits in sampleCounts specifying the supported sample counts for the image parameters.

sampleCounts will be set to VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT if at least one of the following conditions is true:

  • tiling is VK_IMAGE_TILING_LINEAR

  • type is not VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D

  • flags contains VK_IMAGE_CREATE_CUBE_COMPATIBLE_BIT

  • Neither the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT flag nor the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT flag in VkFormatProperties::optimalTilingFeatures returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties is set

  • VkPhysicalDeviceExternalImageFormatInfoKHR::handleType is an external handle type for which multisampled image support is not required.

Otherwise, the bits set in sampleCounts will be the sample counts supported for the specified values of usage and format. For each bit set in usage, the supported sample counts relate to the limits in VkPhysicalDeviceLimits as follows:

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT and format is a floating- or fixed-point color format, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::framebufferColorSampleCounts

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT, and format includes a depth aspect, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::framebufferDepthSampleCounts

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_DEPTH_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_BIT, and format includes a stencil aspect, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::framebufferStencilSampleCounts

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and format includes a color aspect, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::sampledImageColorSampleCounts

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and format includes a depth aspect, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::sampledImageDepthSampleCounts

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_SAMPLED_BIT, and format is an integer format, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::sampledImageIntegerSampleCounts

  • If usage includes VK_IMAGE_USAGE_STORAGE_BIT, a superset of VkPhysicalDeviceLimits::storageImageSampleCounts

If multiple bits are set in usage, sampleCounts will be the intersection of the per-usage values described above.

If none of the bits described above are set in usage, then there is no corresponding limit in VkPhysicalDeviceLimits. In this case, sampleCounts must include at least VK_SAMPLE_COUNT_1_BIT.

31.4.2. Allowed Extent Values Based On Image Type

Implementations may support extent values larger than the required minimum/maximum values for certain types of images subject to the constraints below.

Note

Implementations must support images with dimensions up to the required minimum/maximum values for all types of images. It follows that the query for additional capabilities must return extent values that are at least as large as the required values.

For VK_IMAGE_TYPE_1D:

For VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D when flags does not contain VK_IMAGE_CREATE_CUBE_COMPATIBLE_BIT:

For VK_IMAGE_TYPE_2D when flags contains VK_IMAGE_CREATE_CUBE_COMPATIBLE_BIT:

For VK_IMAGE_TYPE_3D:

31.5. Additional Buffer Capabilities

In addition to the capabilities described in the previous sections (Limits and Formats), implementations may support additional buffer capabilities.

To query the external handle types supported by buffers, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferProperties(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo*   pExternalBufferInfo,
    VkExternalBufferProperties*                 pExternalBufferProperties);

or the equivalent command

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferPropertiesKHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo*   pExternalBufferInfo,
    VkExternalBufferProperties*                 pExternalBufferProperties);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the buffer capabilities.

  • pExternalBufferInfo points to an instance of the VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo structure, describing the parameters that would be consumed by vkCreateBuffer.

  • pExternalBufferProperties points to an instance of the VkExternalBufferProperties structure in which capabilities are returned.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • pExternalBufferInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo structure

  • pExternalBufferProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkExternalBufferProperties structure

The VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo {
    VkStructureType                       sType;
    const void*                           pNext;
    VkBufferCreateFlags                   flags;
    VkBufferUsageFlags                    usage;
    VkExternalMemoryHandleTypeFlagBits    handleType;
} VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfo VkPhysicalDeviceExternalBufferInfoKHR;
Valid Usage (Implicit)

The VkExternalBufferProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkExternalBufferProperties {
    VkStructureType               sType;
    void*                         pNext;
    VkExternalMemoryProperties    externalMemoryProperties;
} VkExternalBufferProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalBufferProperties VkExternalBufferPropertiesKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • externalMemoryProperties is an instance of the VkExternalMemoryProperties structure specifying various capabilities of the external handle type when used with the specified buffer creation parameters.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_EXTERNAL_BUFFER_PROPERTIES

  • pNext must be NULL

31.6. Optional Semaphore Capabilities

Semaphores may support import and export of their payload to external handles. To query the external handle types supported by semaphores, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreProperties(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo* pExternalSemaphoreInfo,
    VkExternalSemaphoreProperties*              pExternalSemaphoreProperties);

or the equivalent command

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphorePropertiesKHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo* pExternalSemaphoreInfo,
    VkExternalSemaphoreProperties*              pExternalSemaphoreProperties);
Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • pExternalSemaphoreInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo structure

  • pExternalSemaphoreProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkExternalSemaphoreProperties structure

The VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo {
    VkStructureType                          sType;
    const void*                              pNext;
    VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits    handleType;
} VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfoKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • handleType is a VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits value specifying the external semaphore handle type for which capabilities will be returned.

Valid Usage (Implicit)

Bits which may be set in VkPhysicalDeviceExternalSemaphoreInfo::handleType, specifying an external semaphore handle type, are:

typedef enum VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits {
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_FENCE_BIT = 0x00000008,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT = 0x00000010,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_FENCE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_FENCE_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT,
} VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBitsKHR;
  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT specifies a POSIX file descriptor handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It must be compatible with the POSIX system calls dup, dup2, close, and the non-standard system call dup3. Additionally, it must be transportable over a socket using an SCM_RIGHTS control message. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive represented by its Vulkan semaphore object.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT specifies an NT handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It must be compatible with the functions DuplicateHandle, CloseHandle, CompareObjectHandles, GetHandleInformation, and SetHandleInformation. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive represented by its Vulkan semaphore object.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT specifies a global share handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It is not compatible with any native APIs. It does not own a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive represented its Vulkan semaphore object, and will therefore become invalid when all Vulkan semaphore objects associated with it are destroyed.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_FENCE_BIT specifies an NT handle returned by ID3D12Device::CreateSharedHandle referring to a Direct3D 12 fence. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive associated with the Direct3D fence.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT specifies a POSIX file descriptor handle to a Linux Sync File or Android Fence object. It can be used with any native API accepting a valid sync file or fence as input. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive associated with the file descriptor. Implementations which support importing this handle type must accept any type of sync or fence FD supported by the native system they are running on.

Note

Handles of type VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT generated by the implementation may represent either Linux Sync Files or Android Fences at the implementation’s discretion. Applications should only use operations defined for both types of file descriptors, unless they know via means external to Vulkan the type of the file descriptor, or are prepared to deal with the system-defined operation failures resulting from using the wrong type.

Some external semaphore handle types can only be shared within the same underlying physical device and/or the same driver version, as defined in the following table:

Table 62. External semaphore handle types compatibility

Handle type

VkPhysicalDeviceIDProperties::driverUUID

VkPhysicalDeviceIDProperties::deviceUUID

VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_FENCE_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT

No restriction

No restriction

typedef VkFlags VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlags;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlags VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagsKHR;

VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlagBits.

The VkExternalSemaphoreProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkExternalSemaphoreProperties {
    VkStructureType                       sType;
    void*                                 pNext;
    VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlags    exportFromImportedHandleTypes;
    VkExternalSemaphoreHandleTypeFlags    compatibleHandleTypes;
    VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlags       externalSemaphoreFeatures;
} VkExternalSemaphoreProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalSemaphoreProperties VkExternalSemaphorePropertiesKHR;

If handleType is not supported by the implementation, then VkExternalSemaphoreProperties::externalSemaphoreFeatures will be set to zero.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_PROPERTIES

  • pNext must be NULL

Possible values of VkExternalSemaphoreProperties::externalSemaphoreFeatures, specifying the features of an external semaphore handle type, are:

typedef enum VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlagBits {
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT,
} VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlagBits;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlagBits VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlagBitsKHR;
  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT specifies that handles of this type can be exported from Vulkan semaphore objects.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT specifies that handles of this type can be imported as Vulkan semaphore objects.

typedef VkFlags VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlags;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlags VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlagsKHR;

VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkExternalSemaphoreFeatureFlagBits.

31.7. Optional Fence Capabilities

Fences may support import and export of their payload to external handles. To query the external handle types supported by fences, call:

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceProperties(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo*    pExternalFenceInfo,
    VkExternalFenceProperties*                  pExternalFenceProperties);

or the equivalent command

void vkGetPhysicalDeviceExternalFencePropertiesKHR(
    VkPhysicalDevice                            physicalDevice,
    const VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo*    pExternalFenceInfo,
    VkExternalFenceProperties*                  pExternalFenceProperties);
  • physicalDevice is the physical device from which to query the fence capabilities.

  • pExternalFenceInfo points to an instance of the VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo structure, describing the parameters that would be consumed by vkCreateFence.

  • pExternalFenceProperties points to an instance of the VkExternalFenceProperties structure in which capabilities are returned.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • physicalDevice must be a valid VkPhysicalDevice handle

  • pExternalFenceInfo must be a valid pointer to a valid VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo structure

  • pExternalFenceProperties must be a valid pointer to a VkExternalFenceProperties structure

The VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo {
    VkStructureType                      sType;
    const void*                          pNext;
    VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits    handleType;
} VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo;

or the equivalent

typedef VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfoKHR;
  • sType is the type of this structure

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to an extension-specific structure.

  • handleType is a VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits value indicating an external fence handle type for which capabilities will be returned.

Note

Handles of type VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT generated by the implementation may represent either Linux Sync Files or Android Fences at the implementation’s discretion. Applications should only use operations defined for both types of file descriptors, unless they know via means external to Vulkan the type of the file descriptor, or are prepared to deal with the system-defined operation failures resulting from using the wrong type.

Valid Usage (Implicit)

Bits which may be set in VkPhysicalDeviceExternalFenceInfo::handleType, and in the exportFromImportedHandleTypes and compatibleHandleTypes members of VkExternalFenceProperties, to indicate external fence handle types, are:

typedef enum VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits {
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT = 0x00000004,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT = 0x00000008,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT,
} VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBitsKHR;
  • VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT specifies a POSIX file descriptor handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It must be compatible with the POSIX system calls dup, dup2, close, and the non-standard system call dup3. Additionally, it must be transportable over a socket using an SCM_RIGHTS control message. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive represented by its Vulkan fence object.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT specifies an NT handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It must be compatible with the functions DuplicateHandle, CloseHandle, CompareObjectHandles, GetHandleInformation, and SetHandleInformation. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive represented by its Vulkan fence object.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT specifies a global share handle that has only limited valid usage outside of Vulkan and other compatible APIs. It is not compatible with any native APIs. It does not own a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive represented by its Vulkan fence object, and will therefore become invalid when all Vulkan fence objects associated with it are destroyed.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT specifies a POSIX file descriptor handle to a Linux Sync File or Android Fence. It can be used with any native API accepting a valid sync file or fence as input. It owns a reference to the underlying synchronization primitive associated with the file descriptor. Implementations which support importing this handle type must accept any type of sync or fence FD supported by the native system they are running on.

Some external fence handle types can only be shared within the same underlying physical device and/or the same driver version, as defined in the following table:

Table 63. External fence handle types compatibility

Handle type

VkPhysicalDeviceIDProperties::driverUUID

VkPhysicalDeviceIDProperties::deviceUUID

VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_FD_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_OPAQUE_WIN32_KMT_BIT

Must match

Must match

VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_HANDLE_TYPE_SYNC_FD_BIT

No restriction

No restriction

typedef VkFlags VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlags;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlags VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagsKHR;

VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlagBits.

The VkExternalFenceProperties structure is defined as:

typedef struct VkExternalFenceProperties {
    VkStructureType                   sType;
    void*                             pNext;
    VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlags    exportFromImportedHandleTypes;
    VkExternalFenceHandleTypeFlags    compatibleHandleTypes;
    VkExternalFenceFeatureFlags       externalFenceFeatures;
} VkExternalFenceProperties;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalFenceProperties VkExternalFencePropertiesKHR;

If handleType is not supported by the implementation, then VkExternalFenceProperties::externalFenceFeatures will be set to zero.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_EXTERNAL_FENCE_PROPERTIES

  • pNext must be NULL

Bits which may be set in VkExternalFenceProperties::externalFenceFeatures, indicating features of a fence external handle type, are:

typedef enum VkExternalFenceFeatureFlagBits {
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT = 0x00000001,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT = 0x00000002,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT,
    VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT_KHR = VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT,
} VkExternalFenceFeatureFlagBits;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalFenceFeatureFlagBits VkExternalFenceFeatureFlagBitsKHR;
  • VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_EXPORTABLE_BIT specifies handles of this type can be exported from Vulkan fence objects.

  • VK_EXTERNAL_FENCE_FEATURE_IMPORTABLE_BIT specifies handles of this type can be imported to Vulkan fence objects.

typedef VkFlags VkExternalFenceFeatureFlags;

or the equivalent

typedef VkExternalFenceFeatureFlags VkExternalFenceFeatureFlagsKHR;

VkExternalFenceFeatureFlags is a bitmask type for setting a mask of zero or more VkExternalFenceFeatureFlagBits.