5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 21, 2012 4:57 AM by Mylenium RSS

    How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?

    VenkatConsultant Community Member

      How do I find the which version of openGL exists for my machine? I have a file openGL32.dll under cC:\Windows\System32 version 6.1.7600.16385

       

      OS-Windows7x64

        • 1. Re: How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?
          Mylenium ACP/MVPs

          Completely irrelevant. You can find al lthe info you need via Photoshop's Preferences for OpenGL. OpenGL is a set of standardized high-level commands applications send to your graphics driver and hardware, not a specific file or setting that you can turn on and off. Even if you used some benchmark program or other apps to check your OpenGL status, that would be meaningless. They could use compeltely different stuff and PS still not work with OpenGL.

           

          Mylenium

          • 2. Re: How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?
            VenkatConsultant Community Member

            I want to check if the machine meets the openGL 2.0 before installing my application because there are different machines in our corporation with different configurations. According to you I understand this cant be achieved. So what is the solution for me?

             

            What happens if the machine doesnt meet this requirement for photoshop CS6?

            Does the application install fails? Or the functionality breaks?

             

            Thanks,

            venkat.

            • 3. Re: How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?
              Noel Carboni Community Member

              If the graphics processor support your system provides does not meet Photoshop's needs, it will configure itself not to try to use the GPU, in which case it will function with a reduced set of features.

               

              Run the trial version of Photoshop, then choose Help - System Info... to see exactly what it has determined about your system.  For example:

               

               

              Adobe Photoshop Version: 13.0.1 (13.0.1 20120808.r.519 2012/08/08:21:00:00) x64
              Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit
              Version: 6.1 Service Pack 1
              System architecture: Intel CPU Family:6, Model:12, Stepping:2 with MMX, SSE Integer, SSE FP, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, HyperThreading
              Physical processor count: 12
              Logical processor count: 24
              Processor speed: 3458 MHz
              Built-in memory: 49150 MB
              Free memory: 44962 MB
              Memory available to Photoshop: 44781 MB
              Memory used by Photoshop: 95 %
              Image tile size: 128K
              Image cache levels: 4
              OpenGL Drawing: Enabled.
              OpenGL Drawing Mode: Advanced
              OpenGL Allow Normal Mode: True.
              OpenGL Allow Advanced Mode: True.
              OpenGL Allow Old GPUs: Not Detected.
              Video Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
              Video Card Renderer: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
              Display: 2
              Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 1600, bottom: 1200, right: 3200
              Display: 1
              Display Bounds:=  top: 0, left: 0, bottom: 1200, right: 1600
              Video Card Number: 2
              Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
              OpenCL Unavailable
              Driver Version: 8.982.0.0
              Driver Date: 20120727000000.000000-000
              Video Card Driver: aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx64.dll,aticfx32,aticfx32,aticfx32,atiumd64.dll,atidxx64.d ll,atidxx64.dll,atiumdag,atidxx32,atidxx32,atiumdva,atiumd6a.cap,atitmm64.dll
              Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
              Video Card Caption: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series
              Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
              Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
              Video Card Number: 1
              Video Card: Radmin Mirror Driver V3
              OpenCL Unavailable
              Driver Version: 3.1.0.0
              Driver Date: 20070808000000.000000-000
              Video Card Driver:
              Video Mode: 1600 x 1200 x 4294967296 colors
              Video Card Caption: Radmin Mirror Driver V3
              Video Card Memory: 2048 MB
              Video Rect Texture Size: 16384
              Serial number: <redacted>
              Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\
              Temporary file path: C:\TEMP\
              Photoshop scratch has async I/O enabled
              Scratch volume(s):
                C:\, 1.75T, 961.5G free
              Required Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Required\
              Primary Plug-ins folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\
              Additional Plug-ins folder: C:\DEV\ProDigital\trunk\plugins\Output\Win\LastBuild\x64\

               

               

              -Noel

              • 4. Re: How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?
                gener7 MVP

                If you really want to know,you would have to use an external utility like GPU Caps viewer. You don't really have to install it, just grab the zipfile and run it from the extracted folder. Aside from GPU info, it runs some OpenGL and OpenCL tests.  Info purposes only. After all Photoshop has a GPU sniffer utility that will decide if your card is worthy.   More details and downloads here:  http://www.ozone3d.net/gpu_caps_viewer/

                 

                GPU Caps Viewer.png

                • 5. Re: How to find what version of openGL exists on my machine?
                  Mylenium ACP/MVPs

                  I want to check if the machine meets the openGL 2.0 before installing my application because there are different machines in our corporation with different configurations.

                   

                  If you want to know, then tell us what graphics hardware you actually use. Pointing to a generic system DLL is not much use 'cos as I said it merely manages those commands which says nothing about whether they actually work as intended. Pretty much all contemporary hardware should support OpenGL 2.0 or 2.1 at least, even the most dated intel chip. As Noel said, why not simply run the trial version and look up the info PS spits out?

                   

                  Mylenium