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[ZD] NVIDIA first to offer full OpenGL 3.0 support

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http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=3193

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Today NVIDIA becomes the first company to fully support OpenGL 3.0 on the Windows XP, Windows Vista and Linux platforms. OpenGL 3.0 is supported on NVIDIA’s GeForce and Quadro GPUs.
Building on four months of public beta testing, NVIDIA is now the first hardware developer to offer full support of the Khronos Group’s new cross-platform 3D graphics standard. The new drivers implement the OpenGL 3.0 API and the GLSL 1.30 shading language to offer developers a broad set of programmable 3D and 2D graphics rendering, visualization and hardware acceleration functions. Developers can immediately begin using these drivers to build OpenGL 3.0 functionality into their software to give end-users new, superior graphics reproduction and visualization features.
Here’s is a complete list of supported GPUs:

Desktop
  • GeForce 8000 series or higher
  • GeForce GTX 260, 280
  • Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700×2, 5600

Notebook
  • GeForce 8000 series or higher
  • Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M

Download the drivers here.
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Woo!
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And thats the 181.00 drivers.
 
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"What's the benefit here?..."

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These are beta drivers right?
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That's ONE step in the right direction, nVidia. God, lets try to make more of them.

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"What's the benefit here?..."

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What I see, is nVidia jumping at the opportunity to support more games by using something in addition to DX.
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yay...hopefully it will help with source/hl engine
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Wasn't OpenGL 3.0 a big disappointment?
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Wasn't OpenGL 3.0 a big disappointment?
Failed to deliver for all the autocad people IIRC.
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Reverse. It failed to deliver for game developers. The industrial developers got what they wanted (and that's what all the ruckus was about, empty promises of change).
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