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Catalyst 8.6: OpenGL Extensions – Radeon X1950XTX

Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by Catalyst 8.6 drivers for the Radeon X1950XTX under Windows XP SP2 32-bit.

Compared to the Radeon HD 3870, there are five extensions in less:

  • GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_packed_float
  • GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent
  • GL_AMDX_vertex_shader_tessellator

The GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two extension is an important missing. Is it a graphics driver or a hardware problem?

Graphics card used: Radeon X1950XTX
– Operating System: Windows XP SP2 32-bit
– Drivers Version: 8.501.0.0 – Catalyst 08.6
– ATI Catalyst Version String: 08.6
– ATI Catalyst Release Version String: 8.501-080602a-065775C-ATI
– OpenGL Version: 2.1.7659 Release
– GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 1.20

OpenGL Extensions: 97 extensions

The extensions exposed by the old Catalyst drivers are HERE.

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Catalyst 8.6: OpenGL Extensions – Radeon HD 3870


Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by Catalyst 8.6 drivers for the Radeon HD 3870 under Windows XP SP2 32-bit.

[English]
Ah ah, there is one extension in less in Cat8.6 in comparison of Cat8.5:
– GL_ARB_half_float_pixel

Graphics card used: Radeon HD 3870
– Operating System: Windows XP SP2 32-bit
– Drivers Version: 8.501.0.0 – Catalyst 08.6
– ATI Catalyst Version String: 08.6
– ATI Catalyst Release Version String: 8.501-080602a-064783C-ATI
– OpenGL Version: 2.1.7659 Release
– GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 1.20

OpenGL Extensions: 102 extensions

The extensions exposed by the old Catalyst drivers are HERE.
You can use GPU Caps Viewer to retrieve the list of extensions of your graphics card.

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ATI Catalyst 8.6

ATI has just released the new version of their Catalyst graphics drivers for all Radeon-based graphics cards.
Download links:

New Features :

  • OpenGL Adaptive Anti-Aliasing Custom Filters support
  • OpenGL CrossFireX™ (QUAD) support – 3 or 4 GPUs in CrossFire™ mode
  • Catalyst Install enhancement – No reboot required after Catalyst upgrade install

Stay tuned fellow coders, I’ll update shortly the OpenGL extensions list.