?To get a later version of OpenGL … Should I try to install the latest approved or even beta driver to get more capabilities with my laptop mobile video card?
I may have this question in the wrong forum … I do not know how to switch it to another forum. (Drivers)
Will the driver promote the card from OpenGL 4.2 to 4.4??
I have heard stories of incompatible driver problems that are not easy to correct
Should I have a healthy pause?
nvidia does not mention mobile cards like 670m … emphasizing the m … but I am not sure if that is implicit
Windows 7 states my video card driver is recent.
I do feel as though I do not get enough encouragement from the nvidia website.
This is for a windows laptop with a
also some attempts of this post were rejected because I had a link to nvidia which were not enjoyed
so the urls will not be clickable
the page states that the card is capable of OpenGL 4.4
opengl extension viewer tells me the card has
Renderer: GeForce GTX 670M/PCIe/SSE2
Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Memory: 2112 MB
Shading language version: 4.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
So the two pieces of information do not agree. 4.2 is not 4.4
Here is the potential new driver with all the standard … at your own risk … and the driver may not be certified by the manufacture
It appears supported on the second tab of the web page.
I had to use the nvidia control panel to enable open the nvidia card as the global default … to get opengl extension viewer to recognize it. Is that standard good practice?
I ask because certain pieces of literature want to use 4.3 and higher.
Your general comments are welcome.
Thanks in advance.