View Full Version : opengl 3.1 for intel 82945G express chipset

05-08-2011, 06:30 AM
My graphics device is Intel chipset 82945G. According to the OpenGL extensions viewer 3.0, I am not able to use even OpenGL 2.0! This is going to be a problem, cuz I am learning OpenGL 3.1 from the seventh edition of the redbook.

Please do not ask me to install the latest drivers, I am getting pretty tired of that answer in other message boards.

I downloaded the latest version of the Intel Graphics Acceleration Driver, with no difference. There doesn't seem to be any other drivers.

If you know of a driver/workaround please post the link.

Thanks anyway...
The Cheap Guest.

Alfonse Reinheart
05-08-2011, 06:37 AM
According to Wikipedia, your chipset uses the Intel GMA 950 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMA_950#GMA_950). Also according to Wikipedia, the GMA 950 is only capable of DX9/GL 1.4.

There is no driver or workaround for this; you're hardware just isn't capable of GL 3.0 or above.

05-08-2011, 08:47 AM
Like the man said, if the hardware can't do it then it can't be done. You'll need to upgrade your hardware, period.

05-08-2011, 09:24 AM
what would a suitable opengl 3-4 supporting graphics device cost?

Ilian Dinev
05-08-2011, 09:41 AM

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-512MB-Silen...9181&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-512MB-Silent-PCI--1600MHz/dp/B001UNI9JK/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1304869181&sr=1-1)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-Nvidia-GeF...9257&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palit-Nvidia-GeForce-DDR3-Graphics/dp/B004YC9830/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1304869257&sr=1-1)

Alfonse Reinheart
05-08-2011, 03:07 PM
Even less than that these days. You can pick up an HD5450 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161367) for about $35.