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NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.4 beta drivers


StefanG3D

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Windows driver version 326.29 and Linux drivers version 325.05.03 provide beta support for OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 on capable hardware.

OpenGL 4.4 Driver Release Notes

You will need any one of the following Fermi or Kepler based GPUs to get access to all the OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 functionality:

  • Quadro series:K600, K5000, K4000, K2000D, K2000, 6000, 600, 5000, 410, 4000, 400, 2000D, 2000
  • GeForce 700 series:GTX TITAN, GTX 780, GTX 770, GTX 760
  • GeForce 600 series:GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605
  • GeForce 500 series:GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510
  • GeForce 400 series:GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 v2, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405

The extensions listed below are part of the OpenGL 4.4 core specification, but they can also be used in contexts below OpenGL 4.4 on supported hardware:

For OpenGL 4 capable hardware:

For OpenGL 3 capable hardware:

These new ARB extensions are provided:

For GeForce 6xx and above capable hardware:

For OpenGL 4 capable hardware:

These new NV extensions are provided:

The OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40 specifications, and all ARB extension specifications, can be downloaded here: http://www.opengl.org/registry/

For any bugs or issues, please file a bug through the developer website: https://developer.nvidia.com/

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I was able to install it on Win 8.1 for my GTX 680 card with the default driver package. No modified inf needed. No need to disable driver signature enforcement. This driver is WDDM 1.3 on Windows 8.1 Preview. It is a complete driver package, containing 3D drivers, HD audio driver, PhysX.
 
This is a new driver family.

This 326.29 driver is r326_01-9.    DriverVer = 07/18/2013, 9.18.13.2629
The 326.19 driver is r325_00-118. DriverVer = 07/13/2013, 9.18.13.2619

 

Call of Duty Black Ops 2 works well with this driver.

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326.29 is pretty similar to 326.19 in benchmarks.

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