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Intel Haswell now has support for OpenGL 4

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The Mesa developers are as usual continuing their effort to get the open source Linux graphic drivers up to scratch. Intel Haswell (gen7) now has support for OpenGL 4.

The GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 extension was holding it up, but it's now supported.

You can see this commit message where the magic happened.

I'm sure it won't be too long before it hits OpenGL 4.5 considering the pace of Mesa development. Looking at this doc it looks like GL_ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit is the last one on the list before Haswell can get OpenGL 4.1. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Creak 6 Jan, 2017
To those watching https://mesamatrix.net, I'm sorry, I forgot to re-activate my cron after the recent update :/

Should be OK in a couple of minutes.


Last edited by Creak on 6 January 2017 at 3:00 am UTC
Creak 6 Jan, 2017
QuoteLooking at this doc it looks like GL_ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit is the last one on the list before Haswell can get OpenGL 4.1.
Actually, once GL_ARB_vertex_attrib_64bit is done, Haswell will directly get OpenGL 4.5! All the extensions above are Haswell compliant.
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