There is something I don’t understand. My current system has a GTX 590 + R280.28 which is supposed to be an OpenGL 4.2 driver. And according to the upcoming GPU Caps Viewer, R280.28 is an OpenGL 4.2 driver:
But GLview reports that R280.28 is an OpenGL 4.1 driver (see the header screenshot).
UPDATE: you have to select a non-GL4 or GL3 context in the drop down list and GLview creates an OpenGL 4.2 context:
Thanks to Leith Bade for the tip 😉
Now another question: why GLview tells me that GL_ATIX_point_sprites or GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap are supported by the GeForce GTX 590?
There is another detection problem, this time with Radeon boards but I don’t know if it’s a GLview issue or a mess with AMD drivers: a Mobility Radeon HD 5000 has a better OpenGL 4.2 support than a desktop HD 5000 (see the forum thread). Did AMD publish a laptop driver with all OpenGL 4.2 extensions?