The HD 7970 in OSX
The first beta of OSX 10.8.3 is available with the support of AMD Radeon HD 7900 series (based on the Tahiti XT GPU). Hummm… time machine please… the first HD 7900 has been launched one year ago. Currently, the latest supported Radeon belong to the HD 6000 series (6630/6750/6770/6970).
Maybe the support of HD 7000 series announces the coming of OpenGL 4 in OSX. Now that NVIDIA Kepler and AMD Tahiti GPUs are in OSX, it’s time to bring the latest version of OpenGL to Mac users! But maybe Apple plans to fully expose OpenGL 3.3 before, leaving OpenGL 4 for next year in OSX 10.9 or for the launch of a new Mac Pro… Wait and see.