If the laptop is using Intel 2nd Generation Core Processors, with Intel HD Graphics 2000 or 3000, it should be possible to download latest drivers from the manufacturer's website. If not, you could try downloading the latest graphics driver at http://downloadcenter.intel.com/(Look under Graphics->Processor Graphics->Intel HD 2000/ 3000 drivers or run the auto detect applet).
Hope this helps.
yeah my System is Intel Core i3-350M
and my system OpenGL support 2.1
Intel HD Did had OpenGL 3....but the problem is....its incomplete.There`s some missing extension that Intel HD doesn`t have.I using OpenGL Extension Viewer 4.0 and this is what i get :
Intel HD had OpenGL 3,3.1,3.2 and 3.3 but only OpenGL 3 have almost complete version.
I already update my graphic card,even newer version.But still same.
I just thinking,how to make that extension supported? or i should use Linux Ubuntu instead because mostly users saying that the graphics support OpenGL 3.
The OpenGL Extensions Viewer application reports things in a slightly confusing way IMO. New versions of OpenGL are usually created by rolling existing extensions into the core, which is why they describe versions in that tree in terms of the extensions that were used for this. But that's not the only thing which might change with a new version, and an implementation isn'tobligated to support an equivalent extension even if it supports a higher core version of GL.
The upshot is that HD Graphics (the original, not 2000 or 3000) doesn't currently have a fullOpenGL 3 implementation on Windows, but does support some of the extensions that way.
You could switch to Linux I suppose, but I don't know what the driver situation is there. If Intel supplies them, I assume they won'tsupport GL3 either. But if they're 3rd party, you might be in luck.
Intel Linux open source driver for intel hd 3000 2nd gen processors (e.g. i7-2640m) is openGL 3.3 hardware supported. I have installed ubuntu just to give intel the proof that they are not supporting windows driver enough and their respective customers.Here is the proof (ubuntu/linux graphics driver with opengl 3.3 see picture attached). Intel why not windows???? Please support windows too. We need this API driver support in windows 7, 8 ,8.1 too (since no windows 10 intel driver I will not mention it).
Michael C. (Intel) wrote:
HD 2000/3000 are no longer supported. No new driver releases are planned. Currently supported products use OpenGL 4.4.
This was your reply 2 months ago. You said the CPU with intel hd 3000 is still supported. You make me laugh. Are you fine??? I think you should seek assistance for lying. Are you the same person MichaelC mikeC?? Who has the highest rank??
Dec 23, 2015 11:11 AM (in response to palmiris)
The processor is still under support and warranty, so Intel might be launching a newer graphics driver in the next months.
I am becoming agitated with intel. You have produced a product which you failed to develop and failed to support your clients, with less than 4 years support. This is an aweful experience and behaviour from intel. You have become the enemy of your clients.
Lost one .Dont worry I will not buy another 1000 value laptop. But when I do I will buy a non intel inside. Hope that someone gets a group against intel who have stoped supporting their products which have a 7 years lifecycle support, actually you gave support for less than 4.
I will not do more comments here. I am fed up with intel actions support and low quality development. Actually your responses are pushing customers away.
It was your fault that you did not produced an openGL 3.3 support.
It was your fault that you did not produce a wddm 1.3 driver to support windows 8.1.
Is intel lazy? Then you come and tell me that intel hd 3000 is no longer supported. Are you serious??????????? or are you becoming the "laughing stock"????????? with this new line of ridiculous replies.
It is your obligation and I only accept a positive reply. A negative is rejected. I will be waiting that intel supports its products and produces an openGL 3.3 driver for 2nd gen CPUs with intel hd 3000.
1. First mistake: Intel hd 3000 does not hardware support openGL 3.3.
2. Second mistake: Intel hd 3000 2nd gen CPUs are not supported anymore.
Go and find out if I am legally supported by intel, and for how many years and then come back and apologize.
The post from mikec_intel is not from me. I do not post in the Intel Support Community just this one, which is for game developers working on Intel Graphics. I can only comment on what the current driver release plans are and not on Intel product warranties/support. Those questions should be directed to the Intel Support Community.
Fair enough, It contradicts your opinion though, I first thought that both mikec_intel and you are the same person, though later I made the assumption that you are different people employed by intel.
Thanks for keeping a dispassionate/polite answer. I hope that someone reads my opinion and acts upon it in order to support openGL 3.3 in windows for intel hd 3000 IGP (2nd gen CPUs). It is a pity that you don't support all your processors with the same passion but you should support all your clients irrespective if they are 3-4-5 years old. We are still your customers and we expect to have a lifecycle support, same support in terms of driver development and duration provided by alternative graphics card companies (NVidia and AMD). If you don't we will buy cheaper cpus without any graphics support from intel. This is disappointing that you don't offer this service to us.
Is there a simple yes or no answer to whether it's possible to upgrade from an OpenGL version 2.1 card to an Open GL 3.0 or better? Can anyone tell me. And, if the answer is yes, how to upgrade?