Khronos Group announces OpenGL 3.2.
The Khronos Group announced on Monday OpenGL 3.2, the third major update in twelve months to the 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface) for personal computers and workstations.
OpenGL 3.2 adds features for enhanced performance, increased visual quality, accelerated geometry processing and easier portability of Direct3D applications.
The new release provides a range of benefits to application developers, including: increased performance for vertex arrays and fence sync objects; improved pipeline programmability, including geometry shaders in the OpenGL core; and improved cube map visual quality and multisampling rendering flexibility.
Khronos has also defined a set of five new ARB extensions that enable the latest graphics functionality introduced in the newest GPUs to be accessed through OpenGL. These extensions will be absorbed into the core of a future version of OpenGL when this functionality is proven and widely adopted.
The Khronos Group is an open, member-funded consortium committed to developing royalty-free standards.
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|Publication:||Worldwide Computer Products News|
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|Date:||Aug 4, 2009|
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