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Mesa has now hit full OpenGL 4.4 support for AMD radeonsi and Intel

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As of today Mesa now has full OpenGL 4.4 support (with 4.5 already done) for both AMD radeonsi and Intel (i965/gen8+). Mesa won't actually expose any higher than OpenGL 4.3 until Mesa (well, someone) pays up for the Conformance Tests.

OpenGL 4.5 was also recently finished for AMD radeonsi, but it also needs the official Conformance Tests from Khronos.

Going by this page on the official Khronos website it will cost quite a bit of money to get both done.

Thanks for pointing it out in our IRC Lightkey!

Once again, absolutely amazing progress.

As always, you can track the progress on the MesaMatrix website. If you look at the bottom, Mesa is still missing a fair amount of extensions not related to any particular version of OpenGL, so still plenty of work to be done. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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omer666 13 Oct, 2016
Quoting: boltronicsBeen looking forward to this for a long time. Hopefully with my force OpenGL version overrides, Dying Light will finally run. If so, I'm sure it'll run much better than AMDGPU-Pro (as it couldn't be any worse!).

AFAIK, Dying Light is the only game for which we have been waiting for these features to drop. Everything else I've tried already runs great with Mesa, and I own a lot of games.
That's a precious piece of information to me because I am actually considering wether I'd get an AMD card in the near future, rather than an nVidia. I thought about opening a topic on this on the forums, as there is no real compatibility list for the time being.


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ripper 13 Oct, 2016
Quoting: omer666That's a precious piece of information to me because I am actually considering wether I'd get an AMD card in the near future, rather than an nVidia. I thought about opening a topic on this on the forums, as there is no real compatibility list for the time being.

You can search at http://www.opengamebenchmarks.org/ . It doesn't contain whole lot of benchmarks, and even fewer on AMD cards, but there are some, and I personally regularly contribute to that site. You can see which driver was used for a particular game and how well it ran.
STiAT 14 Oct, 2016
That's peanuts (50-60k). Some company will come up with the money sponsoring it, thinking on how much effort and within that cash was spent by AMD/Intel/Valve to get there.
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