NVIDIA Releases Their Third Vulkan Linux Driver
Written by Michael Larabel in Vulkan on 3 March 2016 at 06:30 AM EST. 26 Comments
The Vulkan 1.0 specification is less than one month old and NVIDIA has already released their third Linux driver beta. Meanwhile, sadly, AMD hasn't made public their proprietary Vulkan Linux driver.

NVIDIA released the 355.00.29 Linux driver yesterday as their newest Vulkan beta. This latest update adds support for the Vulkan 1.0.4 specification, contains a number of fixes for different parts of the API, and has improvements to GPU texturing performance, improvements the driver's compliance against the specification, improves GL_KHR_vulkan_glsl for compatibility when using GLSL directly, and a number of other performance improvements.

This latest NVIDIA Vulkan driver is available for download from developer.nvidia.com. Hopefully soon they'll have out a stable driver re-based to the 36x.xx series and on a slightly different note don't be surprised if you see the premiere of Wayland compatibility in the next release stream.
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