What is Vulkan Runtime Libraries should i remove it or download

Luke
Luke
Jul 15 · 3 min read

A common question recently around many forums and websites is What is Vulkan Runtime Libraries? Many Windows 10 users worried when they saw the presence of Vulcan Run Time Libraries 1.0.3.0 in their computers. The program found under Programs and Features and is published by “LunarG, Inc.“

■They have noticed that it suddenly appeared and there is no any pop-up window to inform them about its presence on the computer. Hence, anyone also fear it’s a malicious software when detecting this tool on their list of programs. So What is it’s purpose, how it would have managed to get on your PC, and is it a security problem?

■ Don’t worry, Vulkan Runtime Libraries is not a virus or malware, therefor you don’t need to delete it.

Vulkan Runtime Libraries is installed by the Nvidia. Most likely when you recently installed fresh drivers or upgraded your video card drivers it got installed automatically. Vulkan is a new graphics standard, it’s a bit like DirectX and OpenGL. It gives high-efficiency, cross-platform access to modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices from mobile phones to PCs and consoles. Therefore, I recommended you should leave the program on your system; uninstalling it may cause various graphics problems.

How to Remove Vulkan Runtime Libraries

To do so, go to the Control Panel of your PC and click on Uninstall a Program. Scroll down the list of programs and see if there is a tool named Vulkan Runtime Libraries.

If you are using a Windows 10 PC, go to the Settings using Win+I and click on Apps & Features. Search for vulkan runtime libraries in the search box. If the tool is installed on your PC, you will find it here.

Games That Support Vulkan Runtime Libraries.

Unfortunately, not every video game supports Vulkan Runtime Libraries. Microsoft has their own 3D graphics API, DirectX, so most of their games (e.g., Minecraft, Halo, etc.) aren’t compatible.

As you can see, there are plenty of games that do support Vulkan Runtime Libraries. Some of the classics (and new games) include:

  • Quake
  • Quake 2
  • Quake III Arena
  • Doom
  • Doom3 BFG
  • Doom Eternal
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Mad Max
  • F1 2017
  • Roblox
  • Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter
  • Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter
  • Serious Sam VR: The Last Hop
  • Dota 2
  • Vainglory
  • Need for Speed: No Limits
  • Ashes of the Singularity
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Galaxy on Fire 3: Manticore
  • Ballistic Overkill
  • War Thunder
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

Where Can I Download Vulkan?

Are you looking to optimize your gaming experience with Vulkan Runtime Libraries?

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