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heberle
02-23-2012, 10:56 PM
I have been doing OpenGL for many years now, and I am in the market to buy a new high-end linux laptop, largely for OpenGL work. (I'm done putting up with Apple's lack of support for modern OpenGL.) I also plan to do quite a bit of OpenCL and/or CUDA. I have no interest in a Windows-linux dual boot. Just linux. And good support for OpenGL 4.2. Any suggestions?

ZbuffeR
02-24-2012, 02:03 AM
There is some time I did not keep up with highend 3D on linux laptops.
I have the impression that Nvidia is still best for modern GL on Linux, however recently their Optimus technology for mobile cards (have both integrated Intel + dedicated high-end 3D card) makes it more difficult.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Optimus#Linux_support
http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/X.Org/nVidia_Optimus

Generic sites about hybrid graphics under linux :
http://linux-hybrid-graphics.blogspot.com/
https://launchpad.net/~hybrid-graphics-linux

Apparently AMD/ATI seem to have a very similar technology, but I have no real idea.