New drivers from Nvidia and AMD OpenGL 4.2 support
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Nvidia has released simultaneously with the release of OpenGL 4.2 New drivers that implement the new specification already. AMD are also drivers for OpenGL 4.2 Prior, but as a beta version.
While with the free drivers from X.org full support for OpenGL 4.2 is still in the stars, the maker Nvidia and AMD have already updated their proprietary drivers. Nvidia has released simultaneously with the publication of new specification of OpenGL drivers, according to the the manufacturer’s full support for OpenGL 4.2 and GLSL contain 4:20. Besides, they also contain new features speed improvements by OpenGL 4.2.
Only part of the new features of OpenGL 4.2 show, however, be utilized in older hardware from Nvidia. To use the full functionality, you need a Fermi graphics chip. The G80 chips from at least support OpenGL nor the extent of third The new version of the proprietary drivers for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Windows and Nvidia can be downloaded .
Not quite so far is AMD, but also that implements full support for OpenGL 4.2 in a proprietary driver, but this has just issued a beta version. The download of the package, the 32 – and includes 64-bit driver, the driver of the website possible. Information on supported graphics chip does not AMD.
The free driver, with the free library Mesa play together, support the time is hardly a function of OpenGL 4.x, but now the biggest part of OpenGL 3.x.