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Mesa 17 Gets a First Release Candidate, Final Planned for Early February 2017

Mesa 17 is shaping up to be a huge milestone that should dramatically improve the performance of the bundled open-source graphics drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, Nvidia graphics cards on a Linux-based operating system. Just the other day it enabled OpenGL 4.5 support for Intel Haswell GPUs, which is already a big achievement. It also looks like Mesa 17 3D Graphics Library is bringing OpenGL 4.0 or later support for on 7th-generation Intel Core graphics thanks to the joint contributions of various Intel and Igalia developers. Additionally, there will be OpenGL 4.0 support for Intel Ivy Bridge GPUs as well in the upcoming Mesa 17 stable branch.