Where to get OpenGL drivers?

Updated: 11/26/2018 by Computer Hope

Logo: OpenGL.Every modern operating system offers various levels of support for the OpenGL graphics library. Operating system support for OpenGL is listed below.

Note: To use hardware-accelerated OpenGL, your GPU must support it. Ensure that your video card supports OpenGL before trying to use hardware-accelerated OpenGL on your system.

Windows Users

Windows 95 (OSR2), Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows ME users can obtain OpenGL drivers by any of the below methods.

  1. If your video card supports OpenGL, the OpenGL drivers for your video are likely available for download on the website of your video card manufacturer. You can find a list of video card driver pages listed in our index of video card drivers.

macOS users

  1. OpenGL is included with macOS 9 and newer. The latest updated drivers can be installed by performing a system software update.
  2. If a different video card has been placed into your PowerMac G4, iMac, iBook, or PowerBook computer, additional drivers and support for OpenGL may be required from the video card manufacturer. Links to many video card drivers are listed in our index of video card drivers.

Linux users

  1. OpenGL is a Linux system component and should be included with Debian, Red Hat, SuSE, and Caldera.
  2. OpenGL hardware support for video cards may need to be obtained from the video card manufacturer's driver site. Links to video card manufacturers driver site is on our video card drivers page.

Legacy versions of Microsoft Windows

Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 both come bundled with OpenGL v1.1 libraries.

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