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NVIDIA 349.16 Linux Driver Brings Fixes

The NVIDIA 349 driver series has been stabilized today for Solaris, FreeBSD, and Linux with the debut of the NVIDIA 349.16 update.
14 April 2015 - NVIDIA 349.16 - 4 Comments

NVIDIA 346.59 Linux Driver Brings Support For New GPUs

If you're not on the NVIDIA 349 Linux beta but rather an older version of NVIDIA's binary Linux driver, today they released the 346.59 bug-fix release as the latest in their long-lived series.
7 April 2015 - NVIDIA 346.59 - 2 Comments

Open-Source Driver Fans Will Love NVIDIA's New OpenGL Demo

Those with a bit of humor will love the demo NVIDIA recently used for showing off their Nouveau-based open-source graphics driver stack on the Tegra K1 SoC.
27 March 2015 - "Finger Demo" - 14 Comments

NVIDIA Linux 349.12 Beta Has Improved G-SYNC & VDPAU Features

NVIDIA just released their first beta Linux graphics driver in their new, short-lived 349.xx driver series.
25 March 2015 - NVIDIA 349.12 Beta For Linux - 11 Comments

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X Linux Testing Time

Last week NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX TITAN X, their latest $999+ USD graphics card. This new graphics card packs 12GB of GDDR5 video memory and the Maxwell-based GPU is capable of 7 TFLOPS of single-precision compute power. Now it's time for some Linux benchmarks of this new high-end graphics card at Phoronix.
25 March 2015 - GTX TITAN X On Linux - 15 Comments

NVIDIA Command-List Support In Newest Drivers To Lower GL Overhead

While NVIDIA is working towards Vulkan and SPIR-V support, they aren't done optimizing for OpenGL as OpenGL will still be in use for years to come and there's many titles still seeking better performance. With the newest NVIDIA drivers, there's now NV_command_list support for further lowering the OpenGL overhead within the NVIDIA binary blob.
20 March 2015 - NV_command_list - 21 Comments

NVIDIA CUDA 7 Officially Released

Since the beginning of the year CUDA 7 has been out in development form while this week from GTC 2015 NVIDIA has officially launched CUDA 7.0.
18 March 2015 - CUDA 7.0 - 7 Comments

NVIDIA Releases $15,000 USD Linux-Powered Developer System

Besides NVIDIA announcing yesterday the $999 GeForce GTX TITAN X graphics card that will soon be reviewed under Linux on Phoronix, NVIDIA also announced the Digits DevBox: a $15,000 USD Linux-powered system.
18 March 2015 - NVIDIA DevBox - 27 Comments

NVIDIA Launches The GeForce GTX TITAN X, Linux Tests Coming

NVIDIA officially announced the GeForce GTX Titan X $1000 USD graphics card today to kick off their 2015 GPU Technology Conference.
17 March 2015 - TITAN X - 19 Comments

VDPAU 1.1 Library Fixes H.265/HEVC Issues

Just days after NVIDIA released the VDPAU 1.0 library for Linux GPU-based video decoding support with H.265/HEVC added, libvdpau 1.1 was released to fix-up the support for this new video format.
16 March 2015 - libvdpau 1.1 - 3 Comments

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference Is Next Week

Next week is NVIDIA's annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) taking place in San Jose, California.
11 March 2015 - NVIDIA GTC - 8 Comments

NVIDIA Announces VDPAU 1.0 With HEVC/H.265 Decoding

NVIDIA announced today the release of VDPAU version 1.0 with support for HEVC / H.265 video decoding.
9 March 2015 - libvdpau 1.0 - 5 Comments

NVIDIA Posts Full PhysX SDK Source Code

This past week as part of Epic Games making UE4 free to developers they managed to get NVIDIA to let them open up some of the PhysX source code as PhysX is depended upon by Unreal Engine 4 for physics handling. NVIDIA this past week ultimately opened up their entire PhysX SDK to everyone.
8 March 2015 - GitHub - 14 Comments

NVIDIA Opens Up CPU-Based PhysX Code

NVIDIA has decided to open up some of their CPU-based implementation of PhysX 3.3 with clothing and destruction libraries.
4 March 2015 - UE4's Benefit - 26 Comments

NVIDIA 346.47 Linux Driver Adds New GPU Support, Fixes Bugs

One week ahead of GDC2015 where NVIDIA will quite likely be demoing glNext on Linux, they've today introduced the 346.47 binary driver update.
24 February 2015 - NVIDIA 346.47 - 21 Comments

VDPAU API H.265 / HEVC Decoding Lands In Mainline

NVIDIA today finally mainlined their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) support for handling video decode of H.265 / HEVC.
9 February 2015 - VDPAU H.265 - 33 Comments

NVIDIA Has A "Great Experience" Working With Nouveau Community

Alexandre Courbot spoke at FOSDEM this past weekend about enabling the NVIDIA Tegra K1's "GKA20A" Kepler-based graphics processor with the open-source Nouveau driver.
4 February 2015 - NVIDIA Tegra - 20 Comments

NVIDIA 340.76 Brings Three Stable Fixes

For conservative NVIDIA Linux users not quick to jump to new release streams, the 340.76 stable update is now available, which is also the driver that's continuing to provide long-term support for pre-Fermi graphics card users relying on NVIDIA's binary blob.
28 January 2015 - NVIDIA 340.xx - 4 Comments

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Standalone Linux Tests

In continuation of this morning's launch-day article for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, the graphics card that's priced at $200 USD and is built on the very power efficient Maxwell architecture, here's some more Linux benchmark results.
22 January 2015 - GeForce GTX 960 Maxwell - 5 Comments

Intel's Open-Source Graphics Team Poaches A Top Nouveau Driver Developer

While writing yesterday's article about Keith Packard leaving Intel's open-source Linux graphics team after being a longtime member of the X community, I noticed that Intel has a rather interesting new hire... A prominent member of Nouveau, the community-based, open-source NVIDIA driver project.
21 January 2015 - MuPuf - 26 Comments

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