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Intel Linux

Intel Supports OpenGL ES 3.0 On Linux Before Windows 113

An anonymous reader writes "The Khronos Group has published the first products that are officially conformant to OpenGL ES 3.0. On that list is the Intel Ivy Bridge processors with integrated graphics, which support OpenGL ES 3.0 on open-source Linux Mesa. This is the best timing yet for Intel's open-source team to support a new OpenGL standard — the standard is just six months old whereas it took years for them to support OpenGL ES 2.0. There's also no OpenGL ES 3.0 Intel Windows driver yet that's conformant. Intel also had a faster turn-around time than NVIDIA and AMD with the only other hardware on the list being Qualcomm and PowerVR hardware. OpenGL ES 3.0 works with Intel Ivy Bridge when using the Linux 3.6 kernel and the soon-to-be-out Mesa 9.1." Phoronix ran a rundown of what OpenGL ES 3.0 brings back in August.
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Intel Supports OpenGL ES 3.0 On Linux Before Windows

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  • Not too suprising... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Junta (36770) on Wednesday February 13, 2013 @02:46PM (#42886197)
    Beating out nVidia and AMD is marginally surprising, but OpenGL ES support in Windows I'd figure to be the lowest priority 3D interface to implement for Windows, behind Direct3D and OpenGL. MS' attempt at targeting the lower end market is still emphasizing Direct3D, with OpenGL on Windows mostly only mattering for the occasional game engine and engineering application. OpenGL ES on Windows I'm thinking is a very very small slice of potentially interested parties.

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