View Full Version : About hardware acceleration

07-20-2001, 08:21 AM
I used SiSoft, a Benmark software, to check the openGL information of my computer and
got the following result:

Manufacturer: Microsoft Cooperation
Renderer: GDI Generic
Version: 1.1.0
Acceleration: No, Software

Does it means that my computer doesn't support hardware acceleartion for OpenGL application? Anything can I do to change it?

My computer: Win2000, 128M, PII400, 3D Rage pro AGP2X (8M memory, ATI Technology).

07-20-2001, 08:57 AM
You may want to try to change the color depth of your desktop, and run that utiity software again.

07-20-2001, 09:10 AM
Nothing happened.
What will influence the availabity of hardware acceleration, Video Card or openGL Version or both?

07-20-2001, 10:04 AM
I used to have the same video card running on NT.
I got software implementation whenever Desktop's color depth is set to 24-bit or 8-bit.
It is written in the driver's readme file.

Rob The Bloke
07-20-2001, 04:52 PM
the ATI Xpert98 (RageII) card doesn't support openGL (or it didnt when I had one) get a new card - you'll appreciate it....

07-20-2001, 07:30 PM
A ragepro is what i have on my imac, and it support opengl. Probably you dont have ati specific drivers. goto www.ati.ca (http://www.ati.ca) i think

07-21-2001, 03:58 PM
ive heard a lot of bad things about the rage.
BTW u tried 8bit + 24bit which wouldnt be expected to work. did u try 16bit colour depth?