What version of OpenGL do I have? And do I have the latest drivers for my system?

Blog Post created by PWaldron-esristaff Employee on Mar 15, 2012
Question: I have purchased the latest Esri software for both ArcGIS Desktop 10 and Server 10. I do not know if my desktops or my servers have the OpenGL versions that Esri requires. How can I find out if my systems meet the requirements for the programs?

Answer: With new applications coming out all the time, the graphic card requirements must be up-to-speed to meet the needs of the applications. Fortunately, these details can be found fairly easily.

To discover what version of OpenGL exists on your PC, follow these steps.
  1. Install an OpenGL viewer, such as the GLview utility, to view the OpenGL version installed on your machine.
  2. For Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, open the viewer to find the version and driver version under OpenGL running on your computer.image002.jpg
  3. Click the “Check for updated drivers” link to identify if any driver updates are necessary.image004.jpg
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