NVIDIA GeForce 8200/OpenGL 3.3

Cammygirl192

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Is it possible to update graphics cards through driver software to support next minor revisions of software?

My GeForce 8200 supports OpenGL 3.2 (in desmume ds emulator) but does not support 3.3 (as required by dolphin gc and wii emulator).

OpenGL is apparantly a lot faster on AMD than DirectX 11 so that's why I want to use it with dolphin here, even though AMD processors aren't good for emulation compared to Intel, I'm too stubborn to upgrade this machine :)

So, with the GeForce 8200 (8-series) is possible to upgrade the driver to support v3.3 OpenGL? I don't want massive slowdown, especially as soon I am to do netplay on dolphin :) ~ does anyone else do emulation-related gaming on Vista here or not? I'd be happy to play some retro stuff :)
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and don't troll about me using an emulator, I don't use dolphin for commercial games (yet) because I want to test out with opengl, only v3.0 has old opengl support and 3.5+ neeeds 3.3 opengl
 

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    NVIDIA GeForce 8200

townsbg

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I might be wrong but I don't think that has anything to do with drivers but what standard the card was designed for. That would equate to taking a directx 9 card and trying to make it work on 10 or 11.
 

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Cammygirl192

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My card does support DirectX 11 for some reason, when was DX11 released? My card must be 7 years old or so now :)

Probably, you're right, however I DID find on the NVIDIA homepage drivers mentioning something about 3.3 support, but I don't think Vista 64-bit was there, unfortunately.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Packard Bell imedia s3210
    CPU
    AMD Athlon(tm) 7450 Dual Core Processor (2.40GHz)
    Memory
    2.00GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8200

townsbg

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I was using directx as an example but you are restricted to what the manufacturer make available unless you can write your own drivers.
 

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System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
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