Compatibility with GTX 850M


I wonder if the VULKAN drivers are compatible with the GTX 850M ?

GTX 850M should be supported.



I have GTX 860M and when running a sample project in Visual Studio, I got:

Fatal Error
Could not create Vulkan instance:

I have Windows 10 (64 bit) and installed the 64 bit driver

I get the same problem with a MSI laptop with a Geforce 980m running Linux. Followed all the instructions in the installation HTML file. Updated all packages, installed all extra packages required ( apt-get -f install libcdt5 libcgraph6 libgvc6 libgvpr2 libpathplan4 graphviz) etc…

glxinfo gives version:

OpenGL core profile version string: 4.3.0 NVIDIA 361.28
OpenGL version string: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 361.28

vulkaninfo gives error message:

/home/jeremy/Development/LunarG/Vulkan/LinuxSDK/LoaderAndValidationLayers/demos/vulkaninfo.c:691: failed with VK_ERROR_INCOMPATIBLE_DRIVER

Can you please verify that the 356.39 driver was actually installed? E.g. via the NVIDIA control panel?

It’s possible that your specific GPU is not supported by our Vulkan beta driver, as discussed here:

In that case, the installation might have failed and thus you could still running on a regular driver that doesn’t support Vulkan yet.



I was able to run Vulkan application with My GTX 880m, but since I update to 362.00, I am having the
“cannot find a compatible vulkan installable client driver” error.

This is expected since 362.00 is part of our regular release branch and as such does not yet support Vulkan.