Next AMD Catalyst Linux Update Appears To Have OpenGL 4.5
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 16 June 2015 at 02:02 PM EDT. 12 Comments
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While OpenGL 4.5 has been out since last August, it appears the next AMD Catalyst driver update will finally bring official support for OpenGL 4.5.

Right now the AMD Catalyst Linux graphics driver only advertises OpenGL 4.4 support, but it appears with the next series -- fglrx 15.30 -- GL4.5 will be fully worked out.

Frequent Phoronix reader d2kx pointed out on the new AMD product page following AMD's big Fury/Fiji announcements today that there is reference to OpenGL 4.5

Footnote number eight reads, "OpenGL 4.5 support available in AMD Catalyst 15.30 WHQL driver." While "WHQL" is in reference to Windows, usually the AMD Windows and Linux drivers share the same OpenGL support level. Given today's hardware announcements, the next Catalyst driver release should be out quite soon.
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