(Updated) GLview 4.02 Released with OpenGL 4.2 Support

GLView 4.02 with OpenGL 4.2 support

The guys behind realtech have updated GLview, their OpenGL extensions viewer (Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS) with the support of OpenGL 4.2. You can download GLview 4.02 HERE.

There is something I don’t understand. My current system has a GTX 590 + R280.28 which is supposed to be an OpenGL 4.2 driver. And according to the upcoming GPU Caps Viewer, R280.28 is an OpenGL 4.2 driver:

GPU Caps Viewer, OpenGL 4.2 support

But GLview reports that R280.28 is an OpenGL 4.1 driver (see the header screenshot).

UPDATE: you have to select a non-GL4 or GL3 context in the drop down list and GLview creates an OpenGL 4.2 context:

GLview + GTX 590 + OpenGL 4.2 support

Thanks to Leith Bade for the tip 😉

Now another question: why GLview tells me that GL_ATIX_point_sprites or GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap are supported by the GeForce GTX 590?

GLview + GTX 590 + GL_ATIX_point_sprites / GL_ATI_envmap_bumpmap

There is another detection problem, this time with Radeon boards but I don’t know if it’s a GLview issue or a mess with AMD drivers: a Mobility Radeon HD 5000 has a better OpenGL 4.2 support than a desktop HD 5000 (see the forum thread). Did AMD publish a laptop driver with all OpenGL 4.2 extensions?

GLview, Mobility Radeon HD 5000, OpenGL 4.2

8 thoughts on “(Updated) GLview 4.02 Released with OpenGL 4.2 Support”

  1. Leith Bade

    JeGX: I figured out the bug.

    If you change the drop down box “Geforce … (Forward Context 4.1)” to just “Geforce …” (the first entry in the list) you suddenly get all the 4.2 stuff.

    I think he forgot to add a “Forward Context 4.2” option.

  2. JeGX Post Author

    @JEskandari: yep the old GPU Caps Viewer 1.13.0 is limited to OpenGL 4.1. The new GPU Caps Viewer 1.14.0 has the correct GL 4.2 support (the second screenshot of that post is GPU Caps Viewer 1.14.0)…

  3. xcbb

    GPU Caps Viewer 4.0.0 crashed when I ran tests.

    This new version doesn’t.
    Reporter, you need to set a ‘-‘ also between the 0 and 2 of the version number 4.0.2, just to let you know.

  4. Stefan

    Windows version has been updated today with the same version number. Actually the binaries are newer. I see no difference though.

    Also Android version 1.02 with Eclair support available.

  5. Squall Leonhart

    GPU Caps Viewer 4.0.0 crashed when I ran tests.

    i wasn’t getting that, but the 1.1-2.2 tests didn’t render anything.

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