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It’s irrelevant really that Vulkan works on XP/Vista. Added code complexity without any benefit. I doubt AMD, Nvidia or Intel would add support for Vulkan for XP/Vista

Why would it add code complexity without any benefit? It would most definitely provide benefit. And while them officially supporting XP/Vista is unlikely though in theory if the drivers work on Windows 7, there is a good possibility they work on Vista as well.

Now whether or not you would want to still run XP and Vista in this day in age is a different question. Was just listing platform support.

It doesn’t add any Vulcan complexity, as it isn’t tied to WDDM (unlike DX).
It only adds AMD/NV/Intel complexity => they won’t support it on anything but 7+, possibly really even test just on 10 with anything below an afterthought.
I mean, it is like OGL which runs everywhere, yet AMD and NV only bother making good drivers for the relevant Windows versions.
The only puzzling choice is XP support (on paper). I don’t think there is a single PC with GPU that will get Vulkan which runs XP. On the other hand, there are still more XP systems than Linux ones so it isn’tTHAT weird http://fonts.voxmedia.com/emoji/unicode/1f604.png