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AMD Unveils ATI Catalyst With OpenGL 3.1

Earlier this year, AMD released its OpenGL 3.0 drivers. Today AMD takes the next step by pledging support for OpenGL 3.1 – and eventually OpenGL 3.2 – on its ATI FirePro 3D graphics accelerators.

AMD said that the new Catalyst drivers supporting OpenGL 3.1 is expected to be available August 12.

"OpenGL 3.1 helps developers to take full advantage of powerful ATI FirePro graphics accelerators that provide performance, stability and visionary innovation for graphics professionals," said Janet Matsuda, senior director, AMD Professional Graphics. "AMD continues to deliver OpenGL support that in turn enhances CAD, digital content creation and scientific application provider offerings. Further, AMD’s OpenGL extensions, such as tessellation, help developers increase the visual quality of 3D objects and enable the creation of highly realistic looking characters, objects and scenery. We look forward to future enhancements that we expect to be available in OpenGL 3.2 and beyond."

Stay tuned for download links to the new drivers next week.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.