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Catalyst 8.7: OpenGL Extensions – Radeon HD 3870

Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by Catalyst 8.7 drivers for the Radeon HD 3870 under Windows Vista SP1 64-bit.

Catalyst 8.7 bring 3 new extensions:
– GL_ARB_color_buffer_float
– GL_ATI_shader_texture_lod
– WGL_ARB_pixel_format_float

Graphics card used: Radeon HD 3870

– Operating System: Windows Vista SP1 64-bit
– Drivers Version: 8.512.0.0 – Catalyst 08.7
– ATI Catalyst Version String: 08.7
– ATI Catalyst Release Version String: 8.512-080703a-066914C-ATI
– OpenGL Version: 2.1.7769 Release
– OpenGL Renderer: ATI Radeon HD 3870
– GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 1.20

OpenGL Extensions: 105 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 8.7

ATI/AMD released a new version of their Catalyst graphics drivers for all Radeon-based graphics cards.
Catalyst 8.7 introduces the following new features:

  • Catalyst Control Center: Information Center enhancements: full Hardware information will be shown for each physical graphics accelerator installed in the system.
  • This release of ATI Catalyst Linux introduces preview support for the following new operating systems: Ubuntu 8.04 production support and SLED 10 sp2 production support.


Download links:
Catalyst 8.7 WinXP 32-bit
Catalyst 8.7 WinXP 64-bit
Catalyst 8.7 Vista 32-bit
Catalyst 8.7 Vista 64-bit

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