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  • NVIDIA Releases 295.33; Kepler Gallium3D Soon

    Phoronix: NVIDIA Releases 295.33; Kepler Gallium3D Soon

    On the same-day as releasing the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 as the first GeForce graphics card based upon the new Kepler architecture, there's a binary driver update from NVIDIA that ushers in the official Kepler Linux support. There's also more surprising news out of the reverse-engineering Nouveau camp, on top of their surprises earlier today...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA3NTY

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    Very, very interesting. I wonder how long they've had access to these pre-release boards, and whether their efforts will support different chips in the series besides just the 680?

    You've been on a roll with some fascinating news stories lately, Michael. A lot of it is due to external developments like new generations of hardware coming out all around the same time, but still, very "fun" to watch these articles over the past week.

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    • #3
      Woha, this seriously impressive!

      I don't own any nv hardware (yet), but sure do appreciate all the hard work you guys put in.

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      • #4
        Kepler is an incremental change from Fermi. SI is a completely new architecture (not just the shaders, but also the displays, memory controller, etc.) so there is a lot more work involved. Not only did we have to write a lot of new code, we had to get approvals to release all of the information on the new hardware which is a lot more than normally needs to be reviewed for an incremental change. If SI had been just an incremental change from NI the code probably would have been out at launch time or even before.

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        • #5
          Er, has anyone noticed that there are no such drivers on the URL linked to in the article? Latest I can see there is still 295.20.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by RealNC View Post
            Er, has anyone noticed that there are no such drivers on the URL linked to in the article? Latest I can see there is still 295.20.
            Yep looks like nvidia.com is lagging behind

            It's been released, from readme it's looks like gtx680 have vdpau feature set D.
            http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=176804

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            • #7
              Originally posted by agd5f View Post
              Kepler is an incremental change from Fermi. SI is a completely new architecture (not just the shaders, but also the displays, memory controller, etc.) so there is a lot more work involved. Not only did we have to write a lot of new code, we had to get approvals to release all of the information on the new hardware which is a lot more than normally needs to be reviewed for an incremental change. If SI had been just an incremental change from NI the code probably would have been out at launch time or even before.
              You guys still on track for same-day open source drivers for the 8000 series?

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              • #8
                That could probably better be asked in another topic, as this one is about nvidia cards and their drivers.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AlbertP View Post
                  That could probably better be asked in another topic, as this one is about nvidia cards and their drivers.
                  If you haven't noticed yet, on this forum even threads initially not about AMD end up being about AMD. Quite an interesting phenomenon

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                    If you haven't noticed yet, on this forum even threads initially not about AMD end up being about AMD. Quite an interesting phenomenon
                    Yup, when Q shows up

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                    • #11
                      Q hasn't shown up here, however. Anyway, this topic is about NVIDIA 295.33, and Kepler with nouveau.

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