NVIDIA 378.13 Linux Driver Released
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 14 February 2017 at 10:05 AM EST. 22 Comments
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NVIDIA's Unix driver team is celebrating Valentine's Day by releasing their first stable driver in the 378 driver series for Linux.

Last month brought the NVIDIA 378.09 beta driver with multi-threaded GLSL shader compilation support, new Vulkan extension, Quadro M1000/M2000 support, and other changes while today's 378.13 release buttons up those beta changes.

The NVIDIA 378.13 Linux driver ships with proper support for the newer Quadro Pascal cards, support for ARB_parallel_shader_compile to allow multi-threaded GLSL shader compilation, NVIDIA Settings now shows configured PRIME displays, there are NVIDIA EGL driver updates, OpenGL threaded optimizations are enabled by default, and there are many fixes too.

A complete list of the NVIDIA 378.13 Linux driver changes can be found at NVIDIA.com. Overall it's a hearty feature update for this proprietary Linux graphics driver.
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