.SPV File Extension

2 file types use the .spv file extension.
File Type 1

SPSS Output Document

Developer IBM
Popularity
2.9  |  53 Votes
Category Data Files
Format Binary

What is an SPV file?

Data file generated by SPSS statistical analysis software; contains the output generated from data analytics functions run within SPSS; may store datasets, reports, charts, and other visualizations; can be viewed with SPSS versions 16 and later.

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NOTE: SPV files are generated by SPSS 16 and later and are not backwards compatible with earlier versions of SPSS. Previous versions of SPSS saved output files with an .SPO extension.

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Updated June 23, 2011
File Type 2

SPIR-V Module

Developer Khronos Group
Popularity
2.0  |  1 Vote
Category 3D Image Files
Format Binary

What is an SPV file?

An SPV file is a SPIR-V module. It contains a shader used to give depth to 3D graphics. Graphics APIs like Vulkan, OpenCL, and OpenGL use SPV files to render 3D objects.

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Standard Portable Intermediate Representation V (SPIR-V) is a binary intermediate language for graphical shaders and compute kernels. Khronos Group released SPIR-V in 2015, replacing the original version of SPIR.

Developers using SPIR-V save shader modules as SPV files. For example, developers can use Khronos Group's Glslang tool to convert .HLSL shaders into SPV files. These files contain a list of capabilities, global interfaces, entry points, and functions that determine how the shader affects an object's appearance.

How to open an SPV file

You can use Khronos Group SPIR-V Tools (multiplatform) to parse, disassemble, validate, and optimize SPV files.

How to convert an SPV file

Khronos Group SPIRV-Cross (multiplatform) can convert SPV shaders to the following formats:

  • .GLSL - GLSL Shader
  • .HLSL - High Level Shader Language
  • MSL - Metal Shading Langague
  • .JSON - JavaScript Object Notation

Programs that open SPV files

Updated August 31, 2022

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