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.
The Cheap Guest.
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?
05-08-2011, 09:41 AM
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.
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