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Learning Vulkan by Parminder Singh

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Important jargons before we get started

Let's check out some of the important technical jargons used in Vulkan before we dive deep into the fundamental details. This book will cover more of these technical terms as we proceed further.

  • Physical device and device: A system may contain more than one physical Vulkan-capable hardware device. A physical device represents a unique device, whereas a device refers to a logical representation of the physical device in an application.
  • Queues: A queue represents an interface between the execution engine and the application. A physical device always contains one or more queues (graphics, compute, DMA/transfer, and so on). A queue's responsibility is to gather the jobs (command buffers) and dispatch them to the ...

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