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Not ratified

Extension and Version Dependencies

API Interactions

  • Interacts with VK_KHR_format_feature_flags2


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Interactions and External Dependencies
  • Pat Brown, NVIDIA

  • Piers Daniell, NVIDIA

  • Sourav Parmar, NVIDIA


This extension expands support for using VK_IMAGE_TILING_LINEAR images as color attachments when all the color attachments in the render pass instance have VK_IMAGE_TILING_LINEAR tiling. This extension adds a new flag bit VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_2_LINEAR_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT_NV that extends the existing VkFormatFeatureFlagBits2KHR bits. This flag can be set for renderable color formats in the VkFormatProperties3KHR::linearTilingFeatures format properties structure member. Formats with the VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_2_LINEAR_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT_NV flag may be used as color attachments as long as all the color attachments in the render pass instance have VK_IMAGE_TILING_LINEAR tiling, and the formats their images views are created with have VkFormatProperties3KHR::linearTilingFeatures which include VK_FORMAT_FEATURE_2_LINEAR_COLOR_ATTACHMENT_BIT_NV. This extension supports both dynamic rendering and traditional render passes.

New Structures

New Enum Constants



  • Extending VkStructureType:


If VK_KHR_format_feature_flags2 is supported:

Version History

  • Revision 1, 2021-11-29 (sourav parmar)

    • Initial draft

See Also

Document Notes

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