The latest developer builds of the Mac OS X 10.6.3 update apparently added at least partial support for OpenGL 3.0 graphics, according to the netkas Web site.
Support for OpenGL 3.0 was discovered after running an ATI utility that checks for compatibility. "Most of gl3.0 specific functions aren't present yet, but most of modern gpu's functionality is now possible to use via extensions," the Web site said.
OpenGL is a cross-platform system that handles graphics activities like rendering 3D graphics in games and special effects, as well as product modeling and building design.
Apple hasn't said when it plans on releasing the Mac OS X 10.6.3 update, or what features and bug fixes it will include.