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[AMD]AMD Catalyst™ Preview Driver – OpenGL 4.2 Beta Support

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AMD Catalyst™ Preview Driver Features:
Full support for the new OpenGL 4.2 specification. High-lights include:
  • Enhanced support for generic read-write memory and high performance atomics in shaders (EXT_shader_image_load_store and ARB_shader_atomic_counters extensions), allowing advanced graphics algorithms to be implemented.
  • Increased flexibility in how texture memory is allocated and managed (ARB_compressed_texture_pixel_storage and EXT_texture_storage extensions).
  • Improved control and access to geometry instancing for improved performance (ARB_transform_feedback_instanced and ARB_base_instance).
  • Improvements to the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL).
  • Added control over GPU optimizations related to depth testing (AMD_conservative_depth).
  • Improved guarantees about the alignment of mapped GPU memory (ARB_map_buffer_alignment).

Build Info:
DriverVer=08/08/2011, 8.880.8.0000
8.88.8-110808a-123505E-ATI

Source

Download Links:

AMD Catalyst Driver Preview for Windows® 7 / Vista®


Guru3D Link for Windows Vista/7


AMD Catalyst Driver Preview for Windows® XP

Guru3D link for Windows XP

Linux Users:
AMD Catalyst Driver Preview for Linux®

Guru3D link for Linux

Release Notes for Linux users


The release note are similar to Windows Users.

Note! This Driver Preview is provided “AS IS” in accordance with the End User License Agreement.

A solution to a problem about AMD unauthorised down-loader problem for Mozilla Gecko-based Browsers:
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We're sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Edited by wolf_08 - 8/10/11 at 9:44am
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I hardly have any applications that utilizes OpenGL 2.0.
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Remove the download links. AMD doesn't allow leeching.
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