ATI Catalyst 10.3 OpenGL 4.0 Driver: 20 New OpenGL Extensions!


AT Catalyst 10.3

ATI Catalyst 10.3, OpenGL 4.0, Radeon HD 5870 and GPU Caps Viewer
GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.6


AMD has also released a special version of Catalyst 10.3 with OpenGL 4.0 support. We can say that for the first time ever, AMD is the leader in OpenGL 😉

NVIDIA should release an OpenGL driver very very shortly…

You can download the Catalyst 10.3 OpenGL 4.0 HERE.

Here is the list of the 20 new OpenGL extensions exposed by this GL 4 driver:

  • GL_AMD_conservative_depth
  • GL_AMD_name_gen_delete
  • GL_ARB_blend_func_extended
  • GL_ARB_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_explicit_attrib_location
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader5
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query2
  • GL_ARB_sampler_objects
  • GL_ARB_shader_bit_encoding
  • GL_ARB_shader_subroutine
  • GL_ARB_tessellation_shader
  • GL_ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui
  • GL_ARB_timer_query
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback2
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback3
  • GL_ARB_vertex_type_2_10_10_10_rev
  • GL_EXT_vertex_attrib_64bit
  • GL_NV_float_buffer
  • GL_NV_half_float



More details about these extensions can be found on this page.

Other information about this driver (from GPU Caps Viewer):

  • Drivers Version: 8.712.3.1000 – Catalyst 10.3 (3-23-2010) – atig6pxx.dll
  • ATI Catalyst Release Version String: 8.712.3.1-100323a-097544E-Retail (End User)
  • OpenGL Version: 4.0.9826 BETA Compatibility Profile Context
  • GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 4.00

More information available HERE.


5 thoughts on “ATI Catalyst 10.3 OpenGL 4.0 Driver: 20 New OpenGL Extensions!”

  1. Leith Bade

    Did you get my forum post about the bug in GPU Caps with GL 4.0?

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  3. J

    10.3 DOESN’T WORK, at least for me.

    Gives me the d3d is in use or not found error. (can’t remember exactly what).

    “direct3d is not available because the computer is locked”

    Something is screwy with their drivers. I loaded 10.2 back up and it works fine.

    But just wanted give some people a heads up in case they run into the same problem.

    Just uninstall it and reload 10.2.

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