HelloVulkan is a small, introductory Vulkan® “Hello Triangle” sample which shows how to set up a window, set up a Vulkan® context, and render a triangle. 

This sample is designed to help you get started with Vulkan® and does not use any wrappers or helper libraries – pure Vulkan® all the way.

For more information about Vulkan®, take a look at our dedicated topic:


Vulkan® gives software developers control over the performance, efficiency, and capabilities of AMD Radeon™ GPUs and multi-core CPUs.


  • AMD Radeon™ GCN-based GPU (HD 7000 series or newer).
    • Or other Vulkan® compatible discrete GPU.
  • 64-bit Windows® 7 (SP1 with the Platform Update), Windows® 8.1, or Windows® 10.
  • Visual Studio® 2013 or Visual Studio® 2015.
  • Graphics driver with Vulkan® support
    • For example, AMD Radeon™ Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 or later.
  • The Vulkan® SDK must be installed.

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