Poll: Is it time to upgrade your GPU !
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93.10%
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GL3/DX10 GPU/SandyBridge with no plan to upgrade
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OpenGL 4 dilemma
#1
Dears users,

As you know all the marketing hype is about DX12/Vulkan/others but DX11/GL4 features are barely used. A couple of GL4 features are used but they're all optional. In short I want to use more of them and make some of them mandatory. Unfortunately it means some GPU/drivers won't be supported anymore. I would like to know if you're still using an old GPU and what is your plan for the future. 

You can find below a status of GL implementation of all platforms (OLD GPU only)

Proprietary driver (Windows/Linux):
* Sandy Bridge: 3.1 <= not supported
* Ivy bridge: 4.0      <= will be dropped
* Haswell: 4.3 (or 4.4) <= it is a shame they only support GPU for 1 years... I will try to support it.

* AMD DX10 (up to HD4XXX): 3.3 + a bunch of extensions <= will likely be dropped.
* Nvidia (before fermi): 3.3 + a bunch of extensions <= will likely be dropped.

Free driver (Linux):
* Sandy Bridge: 3.3  + a bunch of extensions <= might be dropped.
* Ivy bridge and later: 3.3 + a lot of extension <= will be supported

* AMD DX10 (up to HD4XXX): 3.3 + a lot of extension <= might be supported
* Nvidia (before fermi): 3.3 + a lot of extensions <= migtht be supported


Special proprietary implementation (OSx):
* GL4.1 + a couple of extra extensions <= might be annoying if someone want to port GSdx-ogl.
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#2
only support for Tesla will likely be dropped on the Nvidia side then ? pretty much everything after the 400 series were Fermi so wouldn't be much problem I guess. Smile
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#3
(08-18-2015, 05:30 PM)ssakash Wrote: only support for Tesla will likely be dropped on the Nvidia side then ? pretty much everything after the 400 series were Fermi so wouldn't be much problem I guess. Smile

Yeah, pretty much.
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#4
I think this would be the time to split GSDX to have a legacy version for old GPU's before any of these huge changes are implemented. If people want the newer, better emulated stuff they will need to get a newer GPU.
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#5
also the guy who vote for "GL3/DX10 GPU/Sandybridge but will upgrade soon" had a GT 520M listed at his signature which is a Fermi and is Opengl 4.0+ compatible. Tongue2
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#6
My vote goes to OpenGL 4. Old APIs for very old GPUs mustn't get in the way of better accuracy and/or performance  Biggrin .
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#7
Go for it, who cannot use the new version can always go back to the old ones, version 1.3 isn't going anywhere.
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#8
Do it, I think the dolphin team had done it too (drop legacy support to focus on future accuracy and speed improvements)
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#9
i have the slowest tier but i have it. Biggrin and i posted it already. go for it. i know it can make things fast.
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#10
Drop the old and bring in the new stuff.

Anyways, GTX 650, Intel hd 4400, GTX 560 ti sometime soon, and a 980 TI by next friday
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