NVIDIA releases OpenGL 4.5 beta drivers

To coincide with the release of the new OpenGL 4.5 specification, NVIDIA is pleased to announce our OpenGL 4.5 beta drivers are available for immediate download for Windows and Linux from https://developer.nvidia.com/opengl-driver. These drivers provide full OpenGL 4.5 and GLSL 4.50 functionality and implement all the ARB extensions released today. This beta release is based on the published OpenGL 4.5 Khronos Specification, and is expected to pass the OpenGL 4.5 Khronos Conformance Testing Process when available. Current conformance status can be found at API Adopter Program - The Khronos Group Inc.

For OpenGL 4 capable hardware, these new OpenGL 4.5 features are provided:

  • GL_ARB_clip_control
  • GL_ARB_conditional_render_inverted
  • GL_ARB_cull_distance
  • GL_ARB_derivative_control
  • GL_ARB_direct_state_access
  • GL_ARB_ES3_1_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_get_texture_subimage
  • GL_KHR_robust_buffer_access_behavior
  • GL_KHR_robustness
  • GL_ARB_shader_texture_image_samples
  • GL_ARB_texture_barrier
  • {GL|GLX|WGL}_ARB_context_flush_control

For OpenGL 4 capable hardware, these new ARB extensions are provided:

  • GL_ARB_pipeline_statistics_query
  • GL_ARB_sparse_buffer
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback_overflow_query
  • GL_KHR_blend_equation_advanced

For downloads and more information please visit our OpenGL 4.5 driver page.

Very nice! Thank you NV for the instant support!
Maybe it would be nice to publish notebook drivers too.

Excellent! Thanks! Downloading now.

The 340.65 drivers we released should work on both desktop and notebooks.