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Open gl graphics

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 5, 2009 9:49:17 AM

what is open gl graphics card and what are the use of this type of card?

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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.

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.
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.
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.