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OpenGL 2.0 drivers
Thursday, March 10, 2005 | Permalink

ATI has released new Catalyst drivers.
Now with official OpenGL 2.0 support.

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Humus
Saturday, March 26, 2005

If GL_VERSION says 2.0, then it support 2.0 and nothing else. Some stuff may be supported only in software though. There's no way to query hardware support in OpenGL. That's by design, you're not supposed to care HOW it's done, only WHAT is done. In practice however, you often care. Your best bet is to go by the unofficial convention among the IHVs that you only expose extensions that can be hardware accelerated. So check the extension string instead of the GL version. But there are still no guarantees, and you may miss hardware features that's not exposed as extensions, such as NPOTs that we support in hardware but not 100% of the functionality of POTs.

We support the 1.10 version of GLSL, and none of our cards support vertex texturing.

mark
Saturday, April 16, 2005

Nvidia's latests WHQL drivers now also fully support OpenGL 2.0.

Psycho
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

ehh.. latest WHQL is 71.89, which reports opengl 1.5.3

GianT
Wednesday, April 20, 2005

I confirm. I have the 71.89 drivers, and the current OpenGL version is 1.5.3, not 2.x

Twixn
Thursday, April 21, 2005

Well, i know the latest beta ones do....and FBO....sweet sweet FBO

yalmar
Friday, July 1, 2005

how to work with opengl 2.0?. I installed catalyst 5.6 in my pc. but glxinfo shows that opengl version is 1.3, how to change that?

thanks.

Humus
Saturday, July 2, 2005

In Linux it's stuck on 1.3 due to limitations in the ABI. I'm not an expert on the subject, but I think that's out of ATI's control.

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