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|AMD to Offer OpenGL® 4.1 Support on Microsoft Windows® and Linux Platforms in Latest Driver Release|
SUNNYVALE, CA, Jan 24, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced wide-ranging support of OpenGL® 4.1 for Microsoft Windows® 7, Windows® Vista, Windows® XP and Linux across select ATI FirePro, ATI FireGL and AMD Radeon graphics cards. The new functionality is made possible with the release of the latest professional and consumer graphics drivers, ATI FirePro and ATI FireGL unified driver 8.801, and AMD Catalyst 10.12, available on the AMD website.
"AMD has a long tradition of supporting open industry standards, and with the announcement of support for OpenGL 4.1, we continue to demonstrate that commitment," said Janet Matsuda, general manager, AMD professional graphics. "Maintaining OpenGL as a strong and viable graphics API is very important to AMD and we are proud to support the OpenGL development community."
"The Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp. R&D team is focused on offering the best user experience possible by enabling real-time OpenGL rendering," said Ron Bates, Senior Manager, Graphical Applications, Dassault Systemes. "AMD, through its close collaboration with Dassault Systemes, and its optimized OpenGL implementation and consistent support, presents SolidWorks users with an extraordinary graphics experience."
AMD's driver for OpenGL 4.1 includes:
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SOURCE: Advanced Micro Devices