ATI Catalyst 10.10a Hotfix Adds OpenGL 4.1 Support and 9 New Extensions!


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GPU Caps Viewer + Cat 10.10 + Radeon HD 5870
Cat 10.10a + OpenGL 4.1 + OpenCL 1.1: GPU Caps Viewer is happy 😉


This is not possible! AMD has silently added the support of OpenGL 4.1 in Catalyst 10.10 via the hotfix 10.10a. No mention of OpenGL 4.1 support in the features of the hotfix… OpenGL 4.0 or 4.1, this small diff of 0.1 is not important for AMD… Anyway, OpenGL 4.1 is there for Radeon owners and it’s the important thing. Thanks AMD!

You can download Catalyst 10.10a HERE.

New Crossfire profiles have been added in this hotfix. For the complete list, see this thread.

Catalyst 10.10a adds 9 new OpenGL extensions:

Actually, AMD’s OpenGL 4.1 support is not complete: the GL_ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit extension is missing. Maybe that could explain why AMD hasn’t made an official release of the OpenGL 4.1 support.

Here is some data from GPU Caps Viewer:

– OpenGL Version: 4.1.10244 Compatibility Profile/Debug Context
– GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 4.10

Here is the complete list of the 213 OpenGL extensions (GL=194 and WGL=19) exposed by Catalyst 10.10a for a Radeon HD 5870:

  • ARB_get_program_binary
  • ARB_separate_shader_objects
  • GL_AMDX_debug_output
  • GL_AMDX_vertex_shader_tessellator
  • GL_AMD_conservative_depth
  • GL_AMD_debug_output
  • GL_AMD_depth_clamp_separate
  • GL_AMD_draw_buffers_blend
  • GL_AMD_name_gen_delete
  • GL_AMD_performance_monitor
  • GL_AMD_sample_positions
  • GL_AMD_seamless_cubemap_per_texture
  • GL_AMD_shader_stencil_export
  • GL_AMD_texture_cube_map_array
  • GL_AMD_texture_texture4
  • GL_AMD_transform_feedback3_lines_triangles
  • GL_AMD_vertex_shader_tessellator
  • GL_ARB_blend_func_extended
  • GL_ARB_color_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_copy_buffer
  • GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_depth_clamp
  • GL_ARB_depth_texture
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers_blend
  • GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex
  • GL_ARB_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_draw_instanced
  • GL_ARB_explicit_attrib_location
  • GL_ARB_fragment_coord_conventions
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow
  • GL_ARB_fragment_shader
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_ARB_geometry_shader4
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader5
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64
  • GL_ARB_half_float_pixel
  • GL_ARB_half_float_vertex
  • GL_ARB_imaging
  • GL_ARB_instanced_arrays
  • GL_ARB_map_buffer_range
  • GL_ARB_multisample
  • GL_ARB_multitexture
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query2
  • GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_point_parameters
  • GL_ARB_point_sprite
  • GL_ARB_provoking_vertex
  • GL_ARB_sample_shading
  • GL_ARB_sampler_objects
  • GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map
  • GL_ARB_shader_atomic_counters
  • GL_ARB_shader_bit_encoding
  • GL_ARB_shader_objects
  • GL_ARB_shader_precision
  • GL_ARB_shader_stencil_export
  • GL_ARB_shader_subroutine
  • GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_100
  • GL_ARB_shadow
  • GL_ARB_shadow_ambient
  • GL_ARB_sync
  • GL_ARB_tessellation_shader
  • GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object_rgb32
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression_bptc
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression_rgtc
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map_array
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_add
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3
  • GL_ARB_texture_float
  • GL_ARB_texture_gather
  • GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_ARB_texture_multisample
  • GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_lod
  • GL_ARB_texture_rectangle
  • GL_ARB_texture_rg
  • GL_ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui
  • GL_ARB_texture_snorm
  • GL_ARB_timer_query
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback2
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback3
  • GL_ARB_transpose_matrix
  • GL_ARB_uniform_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_ARB_vertex_array_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_program
  • GL_ARB_vertex_shader
  • GL_ARB_vertex_type_2_10_10_10_rev
  • GL_ARB_viewport_array
  • GL_ARB_window_pos
  • GL_ATI_draw_buffers
  • GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap
  • GL_ATI_fragment_shader
  • GL_ATI_meminfo
  • GL_ATI_separate_stencil
  • GL_ATI_texture_compression_3dc
  • GL_ATI_texture_env_combine3
  • GL_ATI_texture_float
  • GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once
  • GL_EXT_abgr
  • GL_EXT_bgra
  • GL_EXT_bindable_uniform
  • GL_EXT_blend_color
  • GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate
  • GL_EXT_blend_func_separate
  • GL_EXT_blend_minmax
  • GL_EXT_blend_subtract
  • GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_copy_buffer
  • GL_EXT_copy_texture
  • GL_EXT_direct_state_access
  • GL_EXT_draw_buffers2
  • GL_EXT_draw_instanced
  • GL_EXT_draw_range_elements
  • GL_EXT_fog_coord
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_geometry_shader4
  • GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters
  • GL_EXT_gpu_shader4
  • GL_EXT_histogram
  • GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays
  • GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil
  • GL_EXT_packed_float
  • GL_EXT_packed_pixels
  • GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_EXT_point_parameters
  • GL_EXT_provoking_vertex
  • GL_EXT_rescale_normal
  • GL_EXT_secondary_color
  • GL_EXT_separate_specular_color
  • GL_EXT_shader_image_load_store
  • GL_EXT_shadow_funcs
  • GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
  • GL_EXT_subtexture
  • GL_EXT_texgen_reflection
  • GL_EXT_texture3D
  • GL_EXT_texture_array
  • GL_EXT_texture_buffer_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_bptc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_latc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_rgtc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc
  • GL_EXT_texture_cube_map
  • GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_add
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_combine
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3
  • GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic
  • GL_EXT_texture_integer
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
  • GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_rectangle
  • GL_EXT_texture_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent
  • GL_EXT_texture_snorm
  • GL_EXT_texture_swizzle
  • GL_EXT_timer_query
  • GL_EXT_transform_feedback
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_EXT_vertex_attrib_64bit
  • GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_KTX_buffer_region
  • GL_NV_blend_square
  • GL_NV_conditional_render
  • GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color
  • GL_NV_explicit_multisample
  • GL_NV_float_buffer
  • GL_NV_half_float
  • GL_NV_primitive_restart
  • GL_NV_texgen_reflection
  • GL_NV_texture_barrier
  • GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap
  • GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp
  • GL_SGIS_texture_lod
  • GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays
  • GL_WIN_swap_hint
  • WGL_EXT_swap_control
  • WGL_ARB_extensions_string
  • WGL_ARB_pixel_format
  • WGL_ATI_pixel_format_float
  • WGL_ARB_pixel_format_float
  • WGL_ARB_multisample
  • WGL_ARB_pbuffer
  • WGL_ARB_render_texture
  • WGL_ARB_make_current_read
  • WGL_EXT_extensions_string
  • WGL_ARB_buffer_region
  • WGL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • WGL_ATI_render_texture_rectangle
  • WGL_EXT_pixel_format_packed_float
  • WGL_I3D_genlock
  • WGL_NV_swap_group
  • WGL_ARB_create_context
  • WGL_AMD_gpu_association
  • WGL_AMDX_gpu_association
  • WGL_ARB_create_context_profile

For a detailed list of all OpenGL extensions, check the OpenGL.org registry.


18 thoughts on “ATI Catalyst 10.10a Hotfix Adds OpenGL 4.1 Support and 9 New Extensions!”

  1. rammm

    I accidentally downloaded the Catalyst without OpenCL and, then, I ran an OpenCL program…
    I bet some user will do the same and then claim the OpenCL app is broken…

    Why Ati simply does not include the OpenCL.dll in ALL the drivers instead of forcing the users to choose the non-APP and APP-version of the Catalyst? They should integrate OpenCL as they do with DirectX or OpenGL, it should not be an optional download…

  2. Daniel Rákos

    Hi,

    I have a Radeon HD5770 and for me the following extensions seem to be missing (compared to your results):
    ARB_get_program_binary
    ARB_separate_shader_objects

    Besides that you forgot about ARB_ES2_compatibility which is also a GL4.1 feature and it is not supported yet.

  3. Daniel Rákos

    Sorry for double post, I just figured out that I have also the ARB_get_program_binary and ARB_separate_shader_objects extensions.
    However, my question is why they are missing the GL_* prefix?

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  5. casper

    That’s funny. During the install i didn’t have any options of installing or not of OpenCL. Tried on Win7, ATI 4850.

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  7. Korvin77

    ^ lol there is no 4850 updates anymore, just 5000 and 6000. it’s a marketing guys 😀 and i think 5000 series will be forget soon too. that’s a life guys :)

  8. Daniel Rákos

    HD4000 series are not 100% compliant even with the OpenCL 1.0 AFAIK. There was OpenCL driver in the Stream SDK but that wasn’t standard compliant. The OpenCL driver I think is only available in Catalyst for HD5000 series and up and it supports OpenCL 1.1.

    Anyway, one more update:
    Even though ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit is not exposed yet, the EXT version of it is supported. So those who want to try it out don’t have to wait for official release.

  9. Groovounet

    I had a look at Catalyst 10.10a on Windows 7 64 and a Radeon 5850 and all the OpenGL 4.1 extensions are supported.

    The only issue I have is gl_ViewportIndex unsupported (Like Forceware until recently Oo) and structure use for varying variable that uses to work fine but not anymore even it should actually work I think.

    Most (all?) OpenGL 4.0 bugs I found are fixed as well. I’ll publish a full report soon.

  10. Groovounet

    I had a look in GLview on a system based on Seven 32 and a Radeon 5450… I only have GL_ARB_shader_precision and GL_ARB_viewport_array supported (without gl_ViewportIndex I suppose)

    This release of OpenGL 4.1 looks quite accidental.

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