The development team at Laminar Research have shared an interesting post (including screenshots) regarding a recent test flight using Vulkan API in X-Plane 11. The post describes a flight between Melbourne and Sydney using an unmodified ToLiss Airbus A319 and further addresses third party aircraft compatibility. The results look very promising.
For context purposes, many are expecting, or at least hoping for a significant performance increase when Vulkan is fully implemented.
Anyway, please see below for the complete post.
Bring on the Vulkan! One of our big considerations in this port is maintaining compatibility for complex 3rd party aircraft. And it’s working!
Here are some screenshots from a recent Melbourne to Sydney flight flying the unmodified ToLiss A319 in Vulkan. The aircraft systems were drawn by OpenGL while the rest of the sim is running Vulkan. That represents some code Kung Fu but our team was up to the task!
Sidney’s comment after landing: “The flight was buttery smooth. No stutter at any point.” That’s what we love to hear!
Next, the accompanying screenshots.