GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 with OpenGL 4.1 and Better OpenCL Support

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GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 + GTX 480 + OpenGL 4.1


GPU Caps Viewer 1.9.0 with OpenGL 4 tessellation demo is available HERE.

A new update of GPU Caps Viewer is available. This new version adds the support of OpenGL 4.1 and improves the OpenCL support.

You can download GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 here (Win32 installer):
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The ZIP version is available here (no installation required):

If you have several GPUs in your system, it’s now possible to choose the OpenCL device for running the OpenCL demos. Just go on the OpenCL panel and you’ll see the device selection boxes:

GPU Caps Viewer  - OpenCL panel

For example, my dev system has a GTX 480 as main graphics card and a GT 240 as secondary card. By default, the OpenCL device is set to 0. So the GTX 480 is used to run the OpenCL kernels:

GPU Caps Viewer  - OpenCL device 0: GTX 480

Now when the device 1 is selected, the GT 240 is used to process the OpenCL kernels:

GPU Caps Viewer  - OpenCL device 1: GT 240

On my test bench, GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.8 didn’t find the OpenCL support for my Radeon HD 5870 + Catalyst 10.7 + ATI Stream v2.1. GPU Caps 1.8.9 fixes that bug… (don’t really know if it was a bug, I certainly changed something but I don’t know what). Anyway it works now 😉

GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 + HD 5870

What is GPU Caps Viewer?

GPU Caps Viewer is an information utility focused on the OpenGL / OpenCL / CUDA API level support of the main graphics card. Even if you have several graphics cards in your system, only one is considered as the main OpenGL or Direct3D device. For OpenCL and CUDA, GPU Caps Viewer details the API support of each capable device. More information about GPU Caps Viewer can be found HERE.

GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 changelog

12 thoughts on “GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.9 with OpenGL 4.1 and Better OpenCL Support”

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  2. Korvin77

    in the Illum Torus demo you’ve written that “This demo requires a NVIDIA Geforce 8+
    or an ATI Radeon HD 5000+”. So if i’m owner of Radeon HD 4850 then I should kill myself with brick wall? 😀

  3. Aleksandar

    Like myself in the first try, you have also forgotten to check debug context for additional (GL_ARB_debug_output) extension. 🙂
    So, there is one more extension supported that this version of GPU Caps Viewer doesn’t exposes.

  4. JeGX Post Author

    @Korvin77: there is no hardware check, if your HD 4850 / driver support OpenGL 3, then you’re ok.

    @Aleksandar: thanks, I’ve completely forgotten to use the debug flag. Indeed, there are now 243 extensions with my GTX 480. The debug flag will be available in gpu caps 1.8.10.

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