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#1 ghead

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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:23 PM

I don't know how to find out if my GPU is compatible with openGL 2.0 i tried looking up openGL's site and my GPU's site and cant figure it out
I have a nvidia geforce 6100 (yeah i know crappy card) but Id like to know if this card can work with OpenGL 2.0 or even 2.1 and if so how do i find things like this out on my own in the future
Also what exactly is OpenGL?
Thanks
Andrew

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:22 AM

From Wikipedia:

OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a standard specification defining a cross-language cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 3D computer graphics (and 2D computer graphics as well). The interface consists of over 250 different function calls which can be used to draw complex three-dimensional scenes from simple primitives. OpenGL was developed by Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI) in 1992 and is popular in the video games industry where it competes with Direct3D on Microsoft Windows platforms. OpenGL is widely used in CAD, virtual reality, scientific visualization, information visualization, flight simulation and video game development.


http://www.opengl.org/

According to this link your card supports OpenGL 1.5.

You could try posting a question at the NVIDIA forum.
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Posted 11 April 2007 - 11:01 PM

Thanks for the info and I'll try posting it at the nvidia section like you mentioned

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Posted 12 April 2007 - 12:50 AM

according to this it's compatible with openGL 2.0, but wikipedia isn't always 100% accurate.




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