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NVIDIA publishes first OpenGL 3.3 drivers

Posted on Monday, March 22 2010 @ 19:40:47 CET by

NVIDIA introduced the first OpenGL 3.3 compatible drivers, developers can download them over here. Moreover, the company also promises OpenGL 4 drivers will be ready by the time Fermi arrives, this could be next week (launch date) or early April (rumored availability date).
Windows drivers version 197.15 and Linux drivers version provide full support for OpenGL 3.3 and GLSL 3.30. The driver download links are at the bottom of this page. OpenGL 4 drivers will be available from this page when Fermi based GPUs are available.

You will need one of the following graphics cards to get access to the OpenGL 3.3 and GLSL 3.30 functionality:

* Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
* GeForce 8000 series or higher; Geforce G100, GT120, 130, 220, GTS 150, GTS 250, GT310, 320, 330, 340, GeForce GTX 260 and higher, any ION based products.

* Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 2800M, 3600M, 3700M, 3800M
* GeForce 8000 series or higher

This driver supports all of OpenGL 3.3 and GLSL 3.30 on OpenGL 3 capable hardware.


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Re: NVIDIA publishes first OpenGL 3.3 drivers
by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 23 2010 @ 03:32:13 CET
AMD is trying to get drivers that "work" while NV is offering new features, almost as if dropping drivers was so easy they are looking for things to do.

Too bad they don't have enough DX11 hardware to be worth looking at.

Nice drivers though :)


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