C Specification

When the VK_GOOGLE_display_timing extension is enabled, additional fields can be specified that allow an application to specify the earliest time that an image should be displayed. This allows an application to avoid stutter that is caused by an image being displayed earlier than planned. Such stuttering can occur with both fixed and variable-refresh-rate displays, because stuttering occurs when the geometry is not correctly positioned for when the image is displayed. An application can instruct the presentation engine that an image should not be displayed earlier than a specified time by adding a VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE structure to the pNext chain of the VkPresentInfoKHR structure.

The VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_GOOGLE_display_timing
typedef struct VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE {
    VkStructureType               sType;
    const void*                   pNext;
    uint32_t                      swapchainCount;
    const VkPresentTimeGOOGLE*    pTimes;
} VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE;


  • sType is a VkStructureType value identifying this structure.

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

  • swapchainCount is the number of swapchains being presented to by this command.

  • pTimes is NULL or a pointer to an array of VkPresentTimeGOOGLE elements with swapchainCount entries. If not NULL, each element of pTimes contains the earliest time to present the image corresponding to the entry in the VkPresentInfoKHR::pImageIndices array.


Valid Usage
  • VUID-VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE-swapchainCount-01247
    swapchainCount must be the same value as VkPresentInfoKHR::swapchainCount, where VkPresentInfoKHR is included in the pNext chain of this VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE structure

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE-sType-sType

  • VUID-VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE-pTimes-parameter
    If pTimes is not NULL, pTimes must be a valid pointer to an array of swapchainCount VkPresentTimeGOOGLE structures

  • VUID-VkPresentTimesInfoGOOGLE-swapchainCount-arraylength
    swapchainCount must be greater than 0

See Also

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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