OpenGL Extensions Viewer
OpenGL Extensions Viewer
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OpenGL Extensions Viewer free download for Mac

OpenGL Extensions Viewer6.1.4

23 September 2020

Provides info about your OpenGL accelerator.

Overview

OpenGL Extensions Viewer provides info about your OpenGL accelerator. Many OpenGL extensions, as well as extensions to related APIs, have been defined by vendors. The extension registry is maintained by SGI.

Features:
  • Contains specifications for all known extensions, written as modifications to the appropriate specification documents
  • Defines naming conventions, guidelines for creating new extensions, and writing suitable documentation
  • Displays the vendor name, the version implemented, the renderer name, and the extensions of the current OpenGL 3D accelerator
  • With internet connection, retrieves the specifications that explain the available extensions

What's new in OpenGL Extensions Viewer

Version 6.1.4:
  • Faster loading time, with the database being loaded while accessing the main screen
  • Other bug fixes

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How would you rate OpenGL Extensions Viewer app?

22 Reviews of OpenGL Extensions Viewer

Xenophile
07 July 2012
Version: 4.0.7

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Now I have to download this via the App Store? Dear Developer, Please, pretty please, with sugar on top, offer a direct download!
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4.5
neko-gundam
21 June 2017
Version: 5.0.1
greet
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Jimw
29 April 2014
Version: 4.2.5
While this may be academically interesting of what practical use is it, given that all Mac's, other for Mac Pro's have non-swapable graphics cards? Even with MacPro's the 3rd party graphic card, options are limited. The time that knowing such parameters is actually useful is when making a purchase decision on a new Mac, or when replacing a graphics card in a Mac Pro. In either case you have to rely mostly on the vendors published specifications.
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Abramurkwian
26 September 2013
Version: 4.2.2
Nothing has changed since 4.1.1. It still crashes on my Mac Pro. Older versions (prior 4.1.1) work fine. Any ideas?
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Abramurkwian
21 September 2013
Version: 4.2.1
This version crashes on my Mac Pro 5.1 (Radeon 5870, 10.8.5). Anyone has the same issue?
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Xenophile
07 July 2012
Version: 4.0.7
Now I have to download this via the App Store? Dear Developer, Please, pretty please, with sugar on top, offer a direct download!
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umaromc
30 August 2011
Version: 4.0.3
"Detects OpenGL 4.2 feature set" So this is more useful for Linux/Windows users... *sigh* C'mon, Apple!
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Glenn-Braid
31 August 2010
Version: 3.32
Something strange I noticed is how in the previous version my OpenGL 2.1 scores were incredibly low but with the latest release (3.32) I'm getting close to 400fps - I am wondering whether the GLviewer has been optimised thus when it is properly optimised for the Apple OpenGL implementation the performance improves. My 2.1 score for the record went from 122 to 391 - something definitely must have changed - I've yet to test it on my iMac but I'm pretty certain that I'll see the same sorts of results.
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Libertyforall1776
28 July 2010
Version: 3.30
3.3.1 is out!
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Dokter-mac
04 March 2010
Version: 3.17
The download link did not worked for me, for some reason... This link worked well, after some searching: ftp://ftp2.realtech-vr.com/realtechv/pub/glview317.dmg
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Talaatharb
09 January 2010
Version: 3.16
OS X 10.5.8 on PPC: launches and quits with this error in the system.log 09.01.10 17:36:59 OpenGL Extensions Viewer[19987] Unable to load nib file: MainMenu, exiting
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Low-Flyer
18 November 2009
Version: 3.15
Downloaded what was supposed to be v3.15 but got v3.14. Happens all too frequently on MacUpdate.
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Beige
11 February 2009
Version: 3.11
great but I wish there was more demanding geometry/normal/parallax/Cg shader stuff in it for the benchmark. It's hard to see the benefits of my Quadro FX 5600 with a cube. Throw a few models in - a million-poly spec and normal mapped ZBrush model or something.
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5
Ayub
06 June 2008
Version: 3.04
Great app. Handy for knowing Graphics info about your mac. Can also search for other graphics stuffs.
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5
Mitch-de
12 February 2008
Version: 3.0
Indeed an great tool. Also great for OpenGL Benches (Test Tab), running it an native+higher resolutions above 1024x768. Xbench OpenGL : forget it.
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5
Demoray
25 January 2008
Version: 2.33
What a kick-a** little utility! Provides everything you ever wanted to know about your Mac's graphic capabilities... and much more. It runs great on my Tiger 10.4.11. A bargain at twice the price.
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Thefinaleofseem
29 October 2007
Version: 2.32
I had hoped to use this to bench Leopard vs Tiger on a less than supported machine. G4 450mhz, Radeon 7000, 512MB of RAM. Leopard was surprisingly responsive on it, and OpenGL Extensions Viewer ran fine, benching up to 1.4 and pegging it around 73-74fps on each. In 10.4.10...it crashed. Every time. So there's something buggy in this release, because I could not bench it on the old, supported OS, but I could on the new, unsupported (on that machine) OS. Strange.
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Ray16
17 October 2006
Version: 2.27
Hi guys, its Ray again, I've read the replies that were posted below. All have good points, what I was saying was that 2.15, only worked with my last build of 10.2.8 Jaguar. I now have the last build of 10.3.9 Panther, I also plan to upgrade my ATI card. I have a G3B&W, 500 mghz, and 1024 of RAM I also plan to upgrade the Processor too. After the upgrades I'm sure that 2.27 will work fine.
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3.25
Ray16
02 November 2005
Version: 2.22
Why is it that version 2.15 is last to launch in 10.2.8? I tried later versions but they didn't. I've had a longtime habit of saving files of software that work.
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UmarOMC
08 May 2005
Version: 2.18.194
...I'd suggest utilizing options in the installer to allow specific directory installation... not that this really needed an installer, did it?
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4.75
Anonymous
09 April 2005
Version: 2.17
Great tool. Easily shows everything you would possibly want to know about the state of extensions on OSX. Thanks!
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5
Anonymous
29 January 2005
Version: 2.15
Great Tool - no other shows that Informations. Interesting informations about what OpenGL funct. are implemented and which are not (NV, Apple(ATI) has to work). MAC OS X OpenGL is a bit behind other OpenGL Systems.
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UmarOMC
29 January 2005
Version: 2.15
Definitely a pretty hot app! Appreciated intuitiveness despite the amount of information that can be culled from this app... and a built-in OpenGL benchmark and compatibility tester (well, more compatibility than a benchmarker- an old Rage128 could handle those tests)!
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