Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 And 800 Chips Become First To Receive OpenGL ES 3.0 Certification

First unveiled back in January 2013 Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips have this month been awarded  OpenGL ES 3 Certification, and are the first chips to be awarded with such certification.

The Adreno 300 graphics processors used in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 800 chips will be supporting the new OpenGL ES 3 technology , and have been designed to provide a host of new features for developers and gamers alike.

Qualcomm Snapdragon

OpenGL ES is a royalty free API based on OpenGL, and is commonly used by smaller developers who are designing 2D/3D applications for small, portable devices. OpenGL ES 3.0 allows developers to add several optional features which will improve the performance and quality of smartphone games.

OpenGL ES 3.0 was first unveiled back in August 2012 and is backwards compatible with OpenGL ES 2.0, enabling applications to incrementally add new visual features to applications.  For more information on the new OpenGL ES 3.0 Certification jump over to the Qualcomm blog website for details.

Source: Android Authority

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