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    Default Finding Out The OpenGL Core Profile Version

    Phoronix: Finding Out The OpenGL Core Profile Version

    With this morning's release of mesa-demos 8.1, which provides updates to the commonly used glxinfo command, it's now easy to find out the version of the OpenGL Core Profile supported by your graphics driver/hardware...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMxMTI

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    Nice!
    Core profiles are a very good thing.

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    An Intel dev said like a year ago that with their drivers a core profile saves up to 20MB of memory, iirc because the driver doesn't have to create and init legacy GL stuff for the context.

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    Default The nicest part is...

    Quote Originally Posted by phoronix View Post
    it's now easy to find out the version of the OpenGL Core Profile supported by your graphics driver/hardware...
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
    OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV770
    OpenGL core profile version string: 3.1 (Core Profile) Mesa 9.2-devel (git-f6487e8)
    OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 1.40
    This is with an RV790 (HD4890).

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