How to learn the identity of the graphics card?

Mike Hearn mike at
Fri Aug 1 09:27:08 UTC 2014

> Scott is correct about the determining of the SW pipeline. To add to that,
> if knowing whether you are running on SW is sufficient

Unfortunately for the Intel HD4000 card that some older laptops have, it
technically supports 3D but struggles to do basic shader effects at 60fps
when running at high pixel densities. I think I posted about this problem
before. Simpler animations work better (just) but I'd prefer to only fall
back to that when necessary.

> I think the suggestion about starting out assuming that animation will be
> OK and then backing off is a good one, if it is practical for your
> application.

Given that I'll be bundling a JVM with the app anyway I think it'd be
easier and give a better UX to just patch JavaFX to expose this data using
an API specific to my app. It obviously has it because when running with
Prism debug logging the info is printed.

More information about the openjfx-dev mailing list