Registered Extension Number




Extension and Version Dependencies

  • Requires Vulkan 1.0

Deprecation state

Other Extension Metadata

Last Modified Date


Interactions and External Dependencies
  • Promoted to Vulkan 1.2 Core

IP Status

No known IP claims.

  • Matthaeus G. Chajdas, AMD

  • Derrick Owens, AMD

  • Graham Sellers, AMD

  • Daniel Rakos, AMD

  • Dominik Witczak, AMD

  • Piers Daniell, NVIDIA


This extension is based off the VK_AMD_draw_indirect_count extension. This extension allows an application to source the number of draw calls for indirect draw calls from a buffer. This enables applications to generate arbitrary amounts of draw commands and execute them without host intervention.

Promotion to Vulkan 1.2

All functionality in this extension is included in core Vulkan 1.2, with the KHR suffix omitted. However, if Vulkan 1.2 is supported and this extension is not, the entry points vkCmdDrawIndirectCount and vkCmdDrawIndexedIndirectCount are optional. The original type, enum and command names are still available as aliases of the core functionality.

New Enum Constants



Version History

  • Revision 1, 2017-08-25 (Piers Daniell)

    • Initial draft based off VK_AMD_draw_indirect_count

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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