Look for a new NVIDIA Linux driver release in the near future that will bring OpenGL 3.1 / GLSL 1.40 support to the 185.xx series. NVIDIA has also made its initial OpenGL 3.1 support available to Windows, Solaris, and FreeBSD users too. More information on NVIDIA's OpenGL 3.1 support can be found in the NVIDIA developer area. At this time there is no comment when AMD plans on introducing a OpenGL 3.1 supportive Catalyst driver.
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