“One of the most-anticipated features in OS X Mavericks is OpenGL 4.1 support. Though Apple is typically tight-lipped on the subject, a range of informal beta testers have stepped forward to flesh out what OpenGL 4.1 means for Mac users vis-a-vis features and performance for OS X Mavericks users,” FairerPlatform reports.
“Tesselation, is a technology that allows more realistic shading of irregular objects, which has been available on other platforms for years,” FairerPlatform reports. “Rishi Kumar, who moonlights as an anesthesiology resident, compatibility and performance tested OpenGL on his hotrod Hackintosh running OS X Mavericks (DP1). He discovered that OS X 10.9 provides wall-to-wall v4.1 compatibility and significant performance improvements (vs OS X 10.8.4)”
FairerPlatform reports, “Yes, OpenGL 4.1 support is looking good. However, it’s just one bullet point on Apple’s list of advanced OS X 10.9 features that also includes Memory Compression, OpenCL 2, Timer Coalescing, System-wide Core Animation and more. OS X Mavericks will deliver one heckuva a lot more than eye candy when it arrives in late October.”
More info and benchmarks in the full article here.