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GEF3D List of Graphics Card

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For performance reasons, GEF3D uses some OpenGL features which are not part of OpenGL 1.5:

If you got an error message opening one of our examples which starts with

<code>java.lang.IllegalStateException: Function is not supported
	at org.lwjgl.BufferChecks.checkFunctionAddress
	at org.lwjgl.opengl.EXTFramebufferObject.glGenFramebuffersEXT
	at de.feu.draw3d.texture.Texture.createFbo(

you'll probably have to update your OpenGL driver (or your graphics card). You may want to look at the OpenGL wiki articles on hardware specifics:

  • ATI, noet: FBO was added with Radeon 9700, GL v. 2.0
  • NVidia

List of Tested Graphics Cards

The following graphics cards were successfully tested. You may have to update your driver in order to make your card work. If your card is working but not listed here, please write a post to GEF3D's newsgroup.


  • GEF3D revision is only a hint and does not necessarily indicate other reversions to work or not work. The revision is the revision number of the SVN repository


Manufacturer Graphics Card Model OS Driver Version GEF3D revision Graphics3D Impl State Remarks
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT Mac OS X OS X 10.5/10.6 rev. 229 LWJGL ok  primary GEF3D development system
ATI  Radeon X1600/X1650 Win XP 7.9 nn LWJGL ok
ATI Radeon X700 Series Win XP  8.8 nn  LWJGL ok ATI Catalyst 8.8 Display Driver used
ATI HIS Excalibur Radeon 9550 ViVo+DVI Win XP 8.7 (July 2008) nn LWJGL ok ATI Catalyst(TM) 8.7 Display Driver

Not Working

The following cards are not working (as far as we know), mainly because they do not suport FBOs. In elder versions of GEF3D, we tried to support cards without FBO, but this is too much work for us and almost all newer cards do support FBOs.

Manufacturer Graphics Card Model OS Driver Version GEF3D revision. Graphics3D Impl State Remarks
Matrox Matrox Millennium P-Series Win XP nn  LWJGL no FBO not supported
NVIDIA GeForce2 MX 100/200 Win XP nn LWJGL no FBO not supported
NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go Win XP nn LWJGL no FBO not supported
NVIDIA GeForce3 Win XP nn LWJGL no FBO not supported
ATI ATI Mobility Radeon 7000 Win XP nn LWJGL no FBO not supported, Probably not latest driver version

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