Open gl graphics Tags: Graphics Cards Graphics Last response: October 5, 2009 4:56 PM in Graphics & Displays Share p_kumar89 October 5, 2009 9:49:17 AM what is open gl graphics card and what are the use of this type of card? More about : open graphics amnotanoobie a b U Graphics card October 5, 2009 2:42:31 PM Open GL is not a graphics card, it encompasses a specification and an API. Just like DirectX. OpenGL API -Application programming interface Almost every graphics card today has support for Direct X and OpenGL, it is a question of what the hardware manufacturer has implemented. As not everyone is able to add all of the hardware functionality required. uncfan_2563 a b U Graphics card October 5, 2009 3:04:10 PM And for the second part of your question (this uses), its used by professional 3d (architecture programs etc...) applications a lot and by some games. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer gamerk316 a b U Graphics card October 5, 2009 4:56:31 PM For example: Anything made by ID Software (Doom3) uses OpenGL, as does a lot of third party studios. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGraphics is a bliss: dx & open gl ForumNvida Drivers has stopped Responding OPen GL error code 8 ForumDo AMD Cards have "terrible Open GL performance" compared to Nvidia? ForumIntel & Open GL ForumOpen gl problem ForumDirectX vs. Open GL ForumOPEN GL gAMES @ 60hZ!!!!!!!!!!! ForumOpen GL cards ForumOpen GL cards vs Regular cards ForumOpen GL ForumOpen GL ForumNo Open GL Support ForumD3D or Open GL ? ForumPlease help me choosing a GFX Card ForumIs the 260gtx a good graphics card ForumRecommend a graphics card and memory ForumGraphics Performance ForumWorkstation vs. Desktop Graphics ForumLaptop graphics 4650 vs 9600GSO ForumGraphics card upgrade question More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !