All Computer don't have a powerful processor or a graphics card .Some of do not have money to buy graphics card. But Intel HD Graphics is on all the computers. And all the Intel HD graphics have opengl 3.1 .They can't use blender 2.80 because of the opengl error require opengl 3.3 .So we want blender a opengl version require of opengl 3.1 .
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AFAIK newer Intel graphics after core 6th gen CPUs are capable of OpenGL 4.x. Yes on my machine who has a 4th gen core i7 mobile processor, blender will nor run unless it uses nvidia video card.
The core graphics is very limited in functionality, although recent processors has improved a lot, the functionality is still limited and speed is a problem too. On a 7th gen core i7, eevee will run but seems broken here and there.
The ui *should* run fine with gl version 3.1. Maybe a good idea to do the check only for eevee. But keep in mind that viewport does require some advanced apis to be able to run.
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So we want blender a opengl version require of opengl 3.1
Unfortunately this is not possible. Computers without OpenGL 3.3 will have to stick to Blender 2.79.
We could make it more prominent in the site, as long with our guideline for that. That said this doesn't qualify as a bug report, and I will have to close it now.
Thanks for reaching out. Bear in mind though, for future reports, that this page is not for feature requests.
i mean i have laptop with i5 3210M that CPU is like 6-7 years old... and blender works on it ( INTEL HD4000)...
so for real.. i was expecting bigger blender minimum requiments.
Most important u can BUY GPU Open GL - blender supported.. for less than 50$ brand new.