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OpenGL compatibility

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:09 am
by ROUBAL
Hi!

I have added this question in the topic dedicated to graphic cards compatibility, but I'm not sure that it was the right place, because I read only card report tests...

I have had the opportunity to purchased a second hand professionnal video card.

It is a Nvidia Quadro FX 3000, and I got it at 1/4 of the price of a brand new device, with a 6 months warranty still running on it. It is still expensive for my piggy bank, but it sounded a good occasion to build a workstation as my computers are still in AGP 8x.

I have not yet got it, but I noticed today that the Quadro FX 3000 is OpenGL 1.5 compliant instead of 2.0 for the FX 1100 for example... I should have seen it before!

May I expect some problems using Blender with this card?

I couldn't find what version of OpenGL Blender really needs.

Any informations about that?

Thanks in advance.

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:08 am
by LetterRip
Only the gameengine uses 2.0 features and that only via usage of python magic.

Blender is 1.2 compliant I believe (might be 1.4?).

LetterRip

OpenGL

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:08 pm
by ROUBAL
Thank you very much, LetterRip !

This is a good new, because I really didn't know if I had done an error buying this card. :P

I should get it next week with a bit of luck.

Philippe.

Re: OpenGL compatibility

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:25 pm
by kidb
ROUBAL wrote: It is a Nvidia Quadro FX 3000
I have a Quadro FX 2000.

kidb@cr2:~$ glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.3
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_NV_swap_group
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.3
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_NV_swap_group,
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: Quadro FX 2000/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.0.1 NVIDIA 81.78
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_fragment_program,
GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow, GL_ARB_fragment_shader,