ARB_gpu_shader_int64 Lands For Intel Mesa Git
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 20 January 2017 at 09:37 PM EST. 3 Comments
There's some early feature development work that's landed in Mesa Git this Friday as the initial feature development towards Mesa 17.1.

Ian Romanick of Intel has landed his ARB_gpu_shader_int64 extension support. This INT64 Mesa support and the Intel driver implementation has been going on for a few months now but has gotten into shape.

If the extension name isn't a big enough hint, this GL extension is about introducing 64-bit integer support for OpenGL shaders. Won't be too useful for Linux gamers, but nevertheless is an important step for having the open-source OpenGL drivers step closer to the proprietary drivers.

Fetch the code from Git and this ARB_gpu_shader_int64 Intel Mesa support is for Broadwell hardware and newer.
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