C Specification

The VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD or VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoNV structure is defined as:

// Provided by VK_KHR_dynamic_rendering with VK_AMD_mixed_attachment_samples
typedef struct VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD {
    VkStructureType                 sType;
    const void*                     pNext;
    uint32_t                        colorAttachmentCount;
    const VkSampleCountFlagBits*    pColorAttachmentSamples;
    VkSampleCountFlagBits           depthStencilAttachmentSamples;
} VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD;

or the equivalent

// Provided by VK_KHR_dynamic_rendering with VK_NV_framebuffer_mixed_samples
typedef VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoNV;


  • sType is the type of this structure

  • pNext is NULL or a pointer to a structure extending this structure

  • colorAttachmentCount is the number of color attachments specified in a render pass instance.

  • pColorAttachmentSamples is a pointer to an array of VkSampleCountFlagBits values defining the sample count of color attachments.

  • depthStencilAttachmentSamples is a VkSampleCountFlagBits value defining the sample count of a depth/stencil attachment.


If VkCommandBufferInheritanceInfo::renderPass is VK_NULL_HANDLE, VK_COMMAND_BUFFER_USAGE_RENDER_PASS_CONTINUE_BIT is specified in VkCommandBufferBeginInfo::flags, and the pNext chain of VkCommandBufferInheritanceInfo includes VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD, then this structure defines the sample counts of each attachment within the render pass instance. If VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD is not included, the value of VkCommandBufferInheritanceRenderingInfo::rasterizationSamples is used as the sample count for each attachment. If VkCommandBufferInheritanceInfo::renderPass is not VK_NULL_HANDLE, or VK_COMMAND_BUFFER_USAGE_RENDER_PASS_CONTINUE_BIT is not specified in VkCommandBufferBeginInfo::flags, parameters of this structure are ignored.

VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD can also be included in the pNext chain of VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo. When a graphics pipeline is created without a VkRenderPass, if this structure is present in the pNext chain of VkGraphicsPipelineCreateInfo, it specifies the sample count of attachments used for rendering. If this structure is not specified, and the pipeline does not include a VkRenderPass, the value of VkPipelineMultisampleStateCreateInfo::rasterizationSamples is used as the sample count for each attachment. If a graphics pipeline is created with a valid VkRenderPass, parameters of this structure are ignored.

Valid Usage (Implicit)
  • VUID-VkAttachmentSampleCountInfoAMD-sType-sType

See Also

Document Notes

For more information, see the Vulkan Specification

This page is extracted from the Vulkan Specification. Fixes and changes should be made to the Specification, not directly.

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