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I have a Biostar A780L3L motherboard with an AMD 760G/SB710 chipset. Drawing even very few and very simple 2D objects using OpenGL runs ridiculously slow (1 fps). I assume there are no hardware OpenGL drivers, but the performance doesn't even make sense for software OpenGL emulation.

This is on Windows 8 x64. I installed the windows 8 x64 drivers for G series embedded Radeon graphics. I think performance improved slightly, but now I'm still getting about 2 frames per second with a single 48x48 pixel graphic moving up and down.

Are there other drivers I need? Do I need to do something special with OpenGL? My software-OpenGL computer from 18 years ago was much faster than this.

Everything else with the computer seems perfectly fine.

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What a pain to get this to work. So I found out how to install the chipset drivers. I can search for AMD 7xxx series chipsets and select windows 7 x64. It actually brings me to the windows 8 x64 screen, which is what I want (it's the only way to get to this screen). I install those. Doesn't help. I need the drivers, but the newest graphics drivers don't work. I find this link that just came available 5 days ago apparently. Legacy drivers to allow my graphics chipset to work in Windows 8.

Unfortunately, installing that doesn't work either. But it does give me the Catalyst Control Center (just no graphics options). So then I manually update my driver within Windows 8 pointing to the directory that was created from that install. Finally it works and OpenGL performance is usable!

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installing legacy AMD CIM added folders for display drivers and installed OpenGL as needed for Minecraft to be able to use onboard graphics.

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