The Khronos Group has released the OpenGL 4.4 specification, bringing the latest graphics functionality to the most widely adopted cross-platform 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface).

According to The Khronos Group, OpenGL 4.4 unlocks the capabilities of today’s leading-edge graphics hardware while maintaining full backwards compatibility, enabling applications to incrementally use new features while portably accessing state-of-the-art graphics processing units (GPUs) across diverse operating systems and platforms. Also, OpenGL 4.4 defines new functionality to streamline the porting of applications and titles from other platforms and APIs. The full specification and reference materials are available for immediate download at .