C Specification

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;

Members

The members of the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures structure describe the following features:

Description

  • robustBufferAccess indicates 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.

        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 address of the attribute plus the size of the attribute is greater than the size of the bound buffer. 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the Geometry capability.

            • tessellationShader indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the Tessellation capability.

            • sampleRateShading indicates whether per-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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the SampleRateShading capability.

            • dualSrcBlend indicates 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 [framebuffer-dsb].

            • logicOp indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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. Similarly, the viewportCount parameter to the vkCmdSetViewport command and the scissorCount parameter to the vkCmdSetScissor command must be 1, and the firstViewport parameter to the vkCmdSetViewport command and the firstScissor parameter to the vkCmdSetScissor command must be 0.

            • samplerAnisotropy indicates whether anisotropic filtering is supported. If this feature is not enabled, the maxAnisotropy member of the VkSamplerCreateInfo structure must be 1.0.

            • textureCompressionETC2 indicates whether the ETC2 and EAC compressed texture formats are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the following formats must not be used to create images:

              • 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

              vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties is used to check for the supported properties of individual formats.

  • textureCompressionASTC_LDR indicates whether the ASTC LDR compressed texture formats are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the following formats must not be used to create images:

    • 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

    vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties is used to check for the supported properties of individual formats.

  • textureCompressionBC indicates whether the BC compressed texture formats are supported. If this feature is not enabled, the following formats must not be used to create images:

    • 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

    vkGetPhysicalDeviceFormatProperties is used to check for the supported properties of individual formats.

  • occlusionQueryPrecise indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 NonWriteable decoration (or the readonly memory qualifier in GLSL).

  • fragmentStoresAndAtomics indicates 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 NonWriteable decoration (or the readonly memory qualifier in GLSL).

  • shaderTessellationAndGeometryPointSize indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the ImageGatherExtended capability.

  • shaderStorageImageExtendedFormats indicates whether the extended storage image formats are available in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, the formats requiring the StorageImageExtendedFormats capability are not supported for storage images. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageExtendedFormats capability.

  • shaderStorageImageMultisample indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageMultisample capability.

  • shaderStorageImageReadWithoutFormat indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageReadWithoutFormat capability.

  • shaderStorageImageWriteWithoutFormat indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageWriteWithoutFormat capability.

  • shaderUniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderSampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the SampledImageArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderClipDistance indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the ClipDistance capability.

  • shaderCullDistance indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the CullDistance capability.

  • shaderFloat64 indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the Float64 capability.

  • shaderInt64 indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the Int64 capability.

  • shaderInt16 indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the Int16 capability.

  • shaderResourceResidency indicates 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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the SparseResidency capability. The feature requires at least one of the sparseResidency* features to be supported.

  • shaderResourceMinLod indicates whether image operations that specify the minimum resource level-of-detail (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 indicates whether shader modules can declare the MinLod capability.

  • sparseBinding indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates 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 indicates whether a secondary command buffer may be executed while a query is active.

Valid Usage
  • If any member of this structure is VK_FALSE, as returned by vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures, then it must be VK_FALSE when passed as part of the VkDeviceCreateInfo struct when creating a device

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification at URL

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification,not directly.

Copyright (c) 2014-2017 Khronos Group. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.