View Full Version : OpenGL on laptop/notebook?

05-31-2000, 10:36 AM
Anyone know what "mobile" video chipsets (if any!) provide hardware OpenGL support?

I'm starting to spec out a new laptop, and full OpenGL support (or as close as I can get) is definately a requirement. What chipsets found in the latest laptops/notebooks will do it?

Many thanks for all helpful replies.

05-31-2000, 10:55 AM
Think I've seen some laptops with OpenGL accelerators built in. They have all been based on ATI-chips. Not 100% sure though.

06-05-2000, 06:18 AM
Yes, all the laptops with a ATI Rage Mobility (Rage 128 in fact) chipset are able to provide OpenGL graphics...

06-05-2000, 07:31 AM
Just a warning about 3D-accelerators for laptops. They are NOT the same as accelerators for bigger computers, they are WAY slower. Don't expect too much.

06-05-2000, 07:45 AM
Well, guess we have to wait for the NV11 to appear (this a light geforce for laptops...).


06-09-2000, 09:33 AM
I ordered an ATI Mobility based PC for the sales guy at my company.. and Im afraid to say the OpenGL performance was far from impressive.

It took about 2 months for drivers that support OpenGL (rather than a black screen OpenGL window) to be published and they are still pretty poor.