As I know ATI Radeon HD 4800 has released.
What about new extention?
How long will we wait for ATI ?
I had been waiting while year for EXT_geometry_shader4 and ect…
I was looking for new extention for http://www.amd.com - I did not found anything.
I’m almost believing in that there are some sort of arrangements between ATI and Microsoft to intentionally impair OpenGL. Effectively making OpenGL and, consequently, alternate OS like Linux and Mac OS a less attractive gaming platforms. :mad:
I don’t think so. ATI just goes the path of the smallest resistance. There are no big OpenGL games or commertial applications that would rely on GLSL or latest extensions, so ATI just does not implement them. Bad OpenGL support does not hurt the sales. It is true that this makes lives of GL programmers on windows and linux harder… and about Mac: as Apple writes the implementation themself, it has many latest features on every card.
I agree with Zengar, but think that with GL3 (whenever that comes) Ati will also ship functionality again. Atm there just isnt enough “need” for implementing those features, when you know that GL3 will come anyway, and when you are naturally not as likely to push those resources.
You mean if? While I don’t want to turn this thread into a non-GL3 flamefest (there’s a better thread already for it), I feel I must voice my concern.
We do? We hope, but ARB and especially Khronos has been totally silent, despite earlier promises! For now, I only target the “older” API and way of doing things - any potential GL3 isn’t even considered anymore, unfortunately.
I am aware we are talking about Windows but as far as Linux,
I wonder if on Linux some decent drivers were made for these latest ATI GPUs. Sorry, I’m out of touch with the latest developements. Last I heard was that AMD was releasing documentations on all their GPUs.
I’m not much for speculation and half-cocked prognostications (hoot!), but I imagine ATI will release those extensions when to them it makes sense for them to do so, probably for the reasons Zengar and CrazyButcher mentioned.
A friend of mine just got a Radeon 4850 and it seems the maximum number of vertex-shader uniforms, is as low as 512. Can anyone confirm this? Is it just an issue with early drivers ? If not, it would be a real pain, skinning is practically impossible with so few uniforms.