OpenGL 4.1 Support Now Enabled In Mesa Git For AMD RadeonSI
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 30 July 2015 at 08:36 AM EDT. 55 Comments
RADEON --
The OpenGL 4.1 patches for RadeonSI have now landed in Mesa Git master!

Thus if running the fresh Mesa code that will be formally released in September, there's now OpenGL 4.1 exposed by default in the RadeonSI driver for AMD Radeon HD 7000 series GPUs and newer... Basically any AMD GCN GPU. The only exception to the OpenGL 4.1 support is that LLVM 3.7 or newer is also needed, which will be released at the end of August but is currently available via Git/SVN. LLVM 3.7+ is needed for the latest AMD GPU LLVM back-end to enable OpenGL 4.1 otherwise OpenGL 3.3 will be advertised.


This next Mesa release will be very exciting! The Nouveau Gallium3D driver "NVC0" already is advertising OpenGL 4.1 for GeForce GTX 400 "Fermi" graphics cards and newer. Now hopefully the Intel i965 DRI driver will finish wiring up the rest of its OpenGL 4.0~4.1 support ahead of branching for this release formerly known as Mesa 10.7 but will most certainly be renamed to Mesa 11.0 to signify the new OpenGL 4 compliance.

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