C Specification

The VkPhysicalDeviceVulkan12Features structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_VERSION_1_2
typedef struct VkPhysicalDeviceVulkan12Features {
    VkStructureType    sType;
    void*              pNext;
    VkBool32           samplerMirrorClampToEdge;
    VkBool32           drawIndirectCount;
    VkBool32           storageBuffer8BitAccess;
    VkBool32           uniformAndStorageBuffer8BitAccess;
    VkBool32           storagePushConstant8;
    VkBool32           shaderBufferInt64Atomics;
    VkBool32           shaderSharedInt64Atomics;
    VkBool32           shaderFloat16;
    VkBool32           shaderInt8;
    VkBool32           descriptorIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderInputAttachmentArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderUniformBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderSampledImageArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageImageArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderInputAttachmentArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingUniformBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingSampledImageUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingStorageImageUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingStorageBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingUniformTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingStorageTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingUpdateUnusedWhilePending;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingPartiallyBound;
    VkBool32           descriptorBindingVariableDescriptorCount;
    VkBool32           runtimeDescriptorArray;
    VkBool32           samplerFilterMinmax;
    VkBool32           scalarBlockLayout;
    VkBool32           imagelessFramebuffer;
    VkBool32           uniformBufferStandardLayout;
    VkBool32           shaderSubgroupExtendedTypes;
    VkBool32           separateDepthStencilLayouts;
    VkBool32           hostQueryReset;
    VkBool32           timelineSemaphore;
    VkBool32           bufferDeviceAddress;
    VkBool32           bufferDeviceAddressCaptureReplay;
    VkBool32           bufferDeviceAddressMultiDevice;
    VkBool32           vulkanMemoryModel;
    VkBool32           vulkanMemoryModelDeviceScope;
    VkBool32           vulkanMemoryModelAvailabilityVisibilityChains;
    VkBool32           shaderOutputViewportIndex;
    VkBool32           shaderOutputLayer;
    VkBool32           subgroupBroadcastDynamicId;
} VkPhysicalDeviceVulkan12Features;

Members

This structure describes the following features:

Description

  • sType is the type of this structure.

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure.

  • samplerMirrorClampToEdge indicates whether the implementation supports the VK_SAMPLER_ADDRESS_MODE_MIRROR_CLAMP_TO_EDGE sampler address mode. If this feature is not enabled, the VK_SAMPLER_ADDRESS_MODE_MIRROR_CLAMP_TO_EDGE sampler address mode must not be used.

  • drawIndirectCount indicates whether the implementation supports the vkCmdDrawIndirectCount and vkCmdDrawIndexedIndirectCount functions. If this feature is not enabled, these functions must not be used.

  • storageBuffer8BitAccess indicates whether objects in the StorageBuffer, ShaderRecordBufferKHR, or PhysicalStorageBuffer 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 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.

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

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

  • shaderFloat16 indicates whether 16-bit floats (halfs) are supported in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the Float16 capability. However, this only enables a subset of the storage classes that SPIR-V allows for the Float16 SPIR-V capability: Declaring and using 16-bit floats in the Private, Workgroup (for non-Block variables), and Function storage classes is enabled, while declaring them in the interface storage classes (e.g., UniformConstant, Uniform, StorageBuffer, Input, Output, and PushConstant) is not enabled.

  • 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. However, this only enables a subset of the storage classes that SPIR-V allows for the Int8 SPIR-V capability: Declaring and using 8-bit integers in the Private, Workgroup (for non-Block variables), and Function storage classes is enabled, while declaring them in the interface storage classes (e.g., UniformConstant, Uniform, StorageBuffer, Input, Output, and PushConstant) is not enabled.

  • descriptorIndexing indicates whether the implementation supports the minimum set of descriptor indexing features as described in the Feature Requirements section. Enabling the descriptorIndexing member when vkCreateDevice is called does not imply the other minimum descriptor indexing features are also enabled. Those other descriptor indexing features must be enabled individually as needed by the application.

  • shaderInputAttachmentArrayDynamicIndexing indicates whether arrays of input attachments 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_INPUT_ATTACHMENT must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the InputAttachmentArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing indicates whether arrays of uniform texel 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_TEXEL_BUFFER must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage texel 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_TEXEL_BUFFER must be indexed only by constant integral expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageTexelBufferArrayDynamicIndexing capability.

  • shaderUniformBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of uniform buffers can be indexed by non-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 not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderSampledImageArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of samplers or sampled images can be indexed by non-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 not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the SampledImageArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage buffers can be indexed by non-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 not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageImageArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage images can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageImageArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderInputAttachmentArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of input attachments can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_INPUT_ATTACHMENT must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the InputAttachmentArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderUniformTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of uniform texel buffers can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the UniformTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • shaderStorageTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing indicates whether arrays of storage texel buffers can be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions in shader code. If this feature is not enabled, resources with a descriptor type of VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER must not be indexed by non-uniform integer expressions when aggregated into arrays in shader code. This also indicates whether shader modules can declare the StorageTexelBufferArrayNonUniformIndexing capability.

  • descriptorBindingUniformBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating uniform buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingSampledImageUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating sampled image descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLER, VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_COMBINED_IMAGE_SAMPLER, or VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_SAMPLED_IMAGE.

  • descriptorBindingStorageImageUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating storage image descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_IMAGE.

  • descriptorBindingStorageBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating storage buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingUniformTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating uniform texel buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_UNIFORM_TEXEL_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingStorageTexelBufferUpdateAfterBind indicates whether the implementation supports updating storage texel buffer descriptors after a set is bound. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_AFTER_BIND_BIT must not be used with VK_DESCRIPTOR_TYPE_STORAGE_TEXEL_BUFFER.

  • descriptorBindingUpdateUnusedWhilePending indicates whether the implementation supports updating descriptors while the set is in use. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_UPDATE_UNUSED_WHILE_PENDING_BIT must not be used.

  • descriptorBindingPartiallyBound indicates whether the implementation supports statically using a descriptor set binding in which some descriptors are not valid. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_PARTIALLY_BOUND_BIT must not be used.

  • descriptorBindingVariableDescriptorCount indicates whether the implementation supports descriptor sets with a variable-sized last binding. If this feature is not enabled, VK_DESCRIPTOR_BINDING_VARIABLE_DESCRIPTOR_COUNT_BIT must not be used.

  • runtimeDescriptorArray indicates whether the implementation supports the SPIR-V RuntimeDescriptorArray capability. If this feature is not enabled, descriptors must not be declared in runtime arrays.

  • samplerFilterMinmax indicates whether the implementation supports a minimum set of required formats supporting min/max filtering as defined by the filterMinmaxSingleComponentFormats property minimum requirements. If this feature is not enabled, then no VkSamplerCreateInfo pNext chain can include a VkSamplerReductionModeCreateInfo structure.

  • scalarBlockLayout indicates that the implementation supports the layout of resource blocks in shaders using scalar alignment.

  • imagelessFramebuffer indicates that the implementation supports specifying the image view for attachments at render pass begin time via VkRenderPassAttachmentBeginInfo.

  • uniformBufferStandardLayout indicates that the implementation supports the same layouts for uniform buffers as for storage and other kinds of buffers. See Standard Buffer Layout.

  • shaderSubgroupExtendedTypes is a boolean that specifies whether subgroup operations can use 8-bit integer, 16-bit integer, 64-bit integer, 16-bit floating-point, and vectors of these types in group operations with subgroup scope, if the implementation supports the types.

  • separateDepthStencilLayouts indicates whether the implementation supports a VkImageMemoryBarrier for a depth/stencil image with only one of VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_DEPTH_BIT or VK_IMAGE_ASPECT_STENCIL_BIT set, and whether VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_DEPTH_ATTACHMENT_OPTIMAL, VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_DEPTH_READ_ONLY_OPTIMAL, VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_STENCIL_ATTACHMENT_OPTIMAL, or VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_STENCIL_READ_ONLY_OPTIMAL can be used.

  • hostQueryReset indicates that the implementation supports resetting queries from the host with vkResetQueryPool.

  • timelineSemaphore indicates whether semaphores created with a VkSemaphoreType of VK_SEMAPHORE_TYPE_TIMELINE are supported.

  • bufferDeviceAddress indicates that the implementation supports accessing buffer memory in shaders as storage buffers via an address queried from vkGetBufferDeviceAddress.

  • bufferDeviceAddressCaptureReplay indicates that the implementation supports saving and reusing buffer and device addresses, e.g. for trace capture and replay.

  • bufferDeviceAddressMultiDevice indicates that the implementation supports the bufferDeviceAddress , rayTracingPipeline and rayQuery features for logical devices created with multiple physical devices. If this feature is not supported, buffer and acceleration structure addresses must not be queried on a logical device created with more than one physical device.

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

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

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

  • shaderOutputViewportIndex indicates whether the implementation supports the ShaderViewportIndex SPIR-V capability enabling variables decorated with the ViewportIndex built-in to be exported from vertex or tessellation evaluation shaders. If this feature is not enabled, the ViewportIndex built-in decoration must not be used on outputs in vertex or tessellation evaluation shaders.

  • shaderOutputLayer indicates whether the implementation supports the ShaderLayer SPIR-V capability enabling variables decorated with the Layer built-in to be exported from vertex or tessellation evaluation shaders. If this feature is not enabled, the Layer built-in decoration must not be used on outputs in vertex or tessellation evaluation shaders.

  • If subgroupBroadcastDynamicId is VK_TRUE, the “Id” operand of OpGroupNonUniformBroadcast can be dynamically uniform within a subgroup, and the “Index” operand of OpGroupNonUniformQuadBroadcast can be dynamically uniform within the derivative group. If it is VK_FALSE, these operands must be constants.

If the VkPhysicalDeviceVulkan12Features structure is included in the pNext chain of the VkPhysicalDeviceFeatures2 structure passed to vkGetPhysicalDeviceFeatures2, it is filled in to indicate whether each corresponding feature is supported. VkPhysicalDeviceVulkan12Features can also be used in the pNext chain of VkDeviceCreateInfo to selectively enable these features.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkPhysicalDeviceVulkan12Features-sType-sType
    sType must be VK_STRUCTURE_TYPE_PHYSICAL_DEVICE_VULKAN_1_2_FEATURES

See Also

VkBool32, VkStructureType

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

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

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