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OpenGL What cards will fully support OpenGL 2.0?

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nVidia of course (they are the ones currently pushing the OGL 2.0 standard). ATi will shortly follow.

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nvidia are the ones pushing the opengl 2.0 standard? I think you''re thinking of 3DLabs. I''m not sure if nVidia are for or against it, but it''s 3DLabs who came up with the idea and are designing the spec and evangelising about it to everyone.

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nVidia''s position is that they support OpenGL 2.0, but believe that incremental changes (i.e. OpenGL 1.4) need to be made in the meantime to prevent losing further ground to Direct3D.

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nVidia evangelists are funny. * like 3D never existed before nVidia *

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quote:
Original post by Maximus
Your cpu will likely fully support OGL2.0 (in software emulation of course)


That''s highly unlikely considering it will almost certainly only be released as an extension set for certain cards'' openGL implementations. MS will never write an openGL32.dll for it. They don''t even support openGL 1.2 yet.

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quote:

nVidia evangelists are funny. * like 3D never existed before nVidia *


Well, since lots of nVidia's head designers are ex-SGI employees, yes, this could be interpreted that way, at least with regards to OpenGL on the PC platform. Question: what 3D manufacturer supported the full OpenGL functionality on the PC platform before nVidia ?

Fact is: without nVidia there would never have been the OpenGL support on PC that we have now. And to a big extend, they are the ones that keep it alive, and lead the way. And if there is one company that will bring OpenGL 2.0 on the PC platform, then nVidia. They are the only manufacturer in the position to keep 'Mr. we block everything' Microsoft under control in the ARB *)

*) All this is about the *consumer level* PC platform, on the professional side, things look different of course.


[edited by - Yann L on April 19, 2002 11:20:02 AM]

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3DLabs Permidia (OxygenGL) chips....

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