What is Vulkan runtime libraries? How to install it?

Vulkan runtime libraries is a graphics tool. When we see this tool in our system. the questions come in our mind. Is this is a virus? Is this is a malware or spyware? But I want to clear your all doubt about Vulkan run time libraries or VulkanRT or Vulkan rt. Here in this article, I tell you in detail about What is Vulkan runtime libraries? Its importance, its role in your gaming performance, How to install it? and clear many other questions which come in your mind.

So, read this article thoroughly and clear all your doubt about this tool. We understand that due to the increase in malware and virus attacks you take concern about any unknown tool you see. You see this tool in your control panel and this programme is published by LunarG, Inc. There is no popup to inform its presence on our system. So whenever we see this tool in our control panel we scared and want to know about this programme.

About Vulkan runtime or Vulkan rt libraries

Basically, it is a new graphics standard just like DirectX and OpenGL. It is automatically installed with your Graphic drivers or with an update to your system. Vulkan libraries are used y the Graphic manufacturers like AMD, Intel, Nvidia. This makes your gaming experience to the next level and also help in lowering CPU usage by using direct control over GPU. Moreover, it distributes the Work among Various CPU cores for better performance of your system.

In technical language, we call Vulkan runtime libraries an API ( Application Programming Interface). API is a programming script which allows communication between two programs or system and software etc.

In this case, Vulkan runtime libraries work like a bridge between your graphic card and a piece of software like games or any other programme which utilizes your graphic or video card resource.

So, you understand the importance of this library. How important it is and its help for better performance of your games and other programmes. Many of the forum said that this is required by new high-end games and graphical software for proper functioning.

However, if you play games or say you are a core heart gamer than you must know about this tool as you see it many times. But if you are a basic PC user then you having the doubt about this tool. I think your doubt about this programme has been cleared. It is not a malware or virus. Sometimes Window defender asks to remove it because Defender thinks it as malware but in a new update of window defender this problem is solved out. So, update your windows defender if you facing such an issue.

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Some Features of Vulkan run time libraries

Vulkan runtime libraries or Vulkan rt are giving a tough competition to DirectX which is developed by Microsoft and is also a bit more advance to Opengl. Let Discuss some of the important features of this graphics API.

  1. Its work well in all devices like computer, Laptop, Tablet and mobiles.
  2. This API uses low energy and use less CPU.
  3. It is having direct control over GPU which increase its credibility.
  4. Most of the new games are using this API. NO API is universal its depend on the software Developer.
  5. Its get updates at regular interval.

How to check that Vulkan is installed on your PC or not?

1.If you are Windows 10 user then you can go to Apps > Apps & Features in the setting. To open setting press Window+I key. Now, find or search Vulkan runtime libraries.

Vulkan runtime libraries
Vulkan runtime libraries

2. If you are Window 8 user then you can press window key and type uninstall. Now find it on your installed apps using the list by scrolling down or search in the search box.

Games that support Vulkan run time libraries

Many games support Vulkan runtime libraries for better performance of games. However, All games not use Vulkan. So we provided a list of games which support the Vulkan. Some of than maybe not added but we cover all the popular games. Check the games given below to know which new games use this new graphics API for the better gaming experience. All platform having the Vulkan supported games pc, emulators, playbox, mobiles etc

Dota 2, Doom game, Star Citizen, The Talos Principle, Quake 2, Quake III Arena, Doom, Doom3 BFG, Doom Eternal, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mad Max, F1 2017, Valve Corporation’s Source 2 engine, CryEngine, Unreal Engine, Unity, ID Tec , Roblox, Serious Sam VR: The First Encounter, Serious Sam VR: The Second Encounter, Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope, 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 and many other games support Vulkan.

Can we removing Vulkan runtime libraries

Yes, you can remove this library if you want to uninstall it. It not having an effect on your Pc. However, if any software or game is using it may having the ill effect on it and may stop the same from working. But if you not having any such software or games then you can remove it.

However, it uses very less space and having no effect on your pc performance. so we say that do not uninstall it. It may be needed by your new graphic software or games. But the decision depends upon you.

Moreover, if you need to install the Vulkan runtime libraries manually you can not able to do that. The only option to reinstall Vulkan runtime libraries is to reinstall the Graphic driver. You can also update your drivers and windows to install Vulkan but its not work every time. In the worst case, many games and software will not open.

If you still want to remove this API programme follow the steps listed below:

# Method one: Using the Uninstall a programme option of Control panel.

Step 1: Click on the start menu and go to control panel> Uninstall.

Step 2: Now search for the Vulkan run time Libraries in the search box or scroll down and find it, then click on Vulkan Runtime Libraries > select it > click Uninstall.

# Method two: Using the Run command.

Step 1: Open run command box by pressing WIndows+R key.

Step 2: Type “appwiz.cpl” and press ok.

Step 3: Find the Vulkan runtime Libraries and right click and press uninstall and follow all the step.

All done.

At Last:

Vulkan runtime libraries is a trusted programme. it is also searched as Vulcan run time libraries. This programme is installed by the Graphics card manufacture with their Graphic driver. We strongly recommended to not UNinstall the software. It supports a large number of games and software. If you uninstall it software and games refuse to open. At last, I want to say that it is not a malware or virus. So not worry about this topic. If you fce any problem please comment below. we love to help you every time you need us to help you. Thank you.

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