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NVIDIA GeForce OpenCL Performance Comparison

A while back I performed an OpenCL performance comparison against a range of AMD Radeon graphics cards. In this article, the table has turned as the OpenCL results on NVIDIA's GeForce graphics cards are examined.
23 June 2012 - Results - 5 Comments

NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob

NVIDIA has lost an order of at least ten million graphics cards because their GeForce/Quadro driver is closed-source.
22 June 2012 - GPU Parts - 114 Comments

NVIDIA PR Responds To Torvalds' Harsh Words

NVIDIA's PR department has issued a statement following the harsh comments by Linus Torvalds last week where he referred to the graphics company as the single worst company they have ever dealt with, called them out on not supporting Optimus, and other issues.
19 June 2012 - Linus Torvalds - 165 Comments

Linus Torvalds Calls NVIDIA The Worst Company Ever

Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, has called out NVIDIA for their poor graphics drivers / support in a public presentation. In the talk he called NVIDIA "the single worst company we have ever dealt with" and ended his green comments with "NVIDIA: FUCK YOU!"
17 June 2012 - Linux Creator - 165 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Its Stable 302 Driver w/ RandR 1.3

Before calling it a week, NVIDIA Linux engineers released the 302.17 stable Linux driver. This is the first stable/certified Linux driver in the 302.xx series and thus the first that brings the long-awaited RandR 1.2/1.3 support.
16 June 2012 - Linux Graphics Driver - 12 Comments

NVIDIA Releases New Linux Binary Driver Update

It's time to update your NVIDIA binary blob.
14 June 2012 - Blob - 7 Comments

NVIDIA Releases L4T Linux 15

NVIDIA has updated L4T, their "Linux For Tegra" platform, for those using NVIDIA's ARM hardware.
14 June 2012 - New Release - 2 Comments

NVIDIA Issues New 302 Linux Beta

Aside from releasing a stable Linux driver update last week, NVIDIA also pushed out a new 302-series Linux driver beta.
21 May 2012 - Linux Driver - 40 Comments

A New NVIDIA Linux Binary Driver Released

NVIDIA has released the updated 295.53 binary Linux display graphics driver for GeForce and Quadro hardware.
17 May 2012 - NVIDIA 295.53 - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra With Dedicated Quadro/GeForce?

File this as you wish, but since talking about The Biggest Problem For A Linux PC Vendor, I've heard some interesting information from a source regarding future Tegra plans. The mentioned work if it reaches the market would be extremely interesting and would be good news for Linux users.
10 May 2012 - NVIDIA On ARM - 10 Comments

NVIDIA Ships The GeForce GTX 670 Kepler

NVIDIA has today expanded their GeForce 600 series Kepler line-up with the launch of the GeForce GTX 670.
10 May 2012 - NVIDIA GTX 670 - 2 Comments

NVIDIA Announces Open-Source CUDA Compiler

NVIDIA CUDA developer relations just fired off an email entitled NVIDIA Contributes CUDA Compiler to Open Source Community.
9 May 2012 - Open CUDA - 10 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Tegra Hardfp Pack

About one week ago, NVIDIA released new hardfp-built Tegra Linux drivers.
6 May 2012 - Last Week - 2 Comments

NVIDIA 295.49 Fixes Linux Performance Regression

While NVIDIA this week put out their first 302.xx series beta Linux graphics driver, yesterday they also released the 295.49 stable Linux driver. This update does fix the 295.40 performance regression that affected some users in April.
4 May 2012 - NVIDIA 295.49 - 2 Comments

NVIDIA's 302 Linux Driver Finally Has RandR 1.2/1.3

At long last, the NVIDIA binary Linux graphics driver properly implements support for versions 1.2 and 1.3 of RandR, the Resize and Rotate extension for the X.Org Server. This support comes with the newly-introduced 302.xx beta Linux graphics driver.
2 May 2012 - At Long Last - 38 Comments

NVIDIA Publishes New PTX Back-End For LLVM

NVIDIA this week announced their release of the "NVPTX" back-end for LLVM with the hope to replace the existing PTX (Parallel Thread Execution) back-end inside this compiler infrastructure. This open-source code coming out of NVIDIA is based upon their internal sources.
28 April 2012 - NVPTX - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Confirms Linux Driver Problems

Yesterday I reported on it appearing the 295.40 NVIDIA Linux driver effectively fell off a cliff with a range of performance regressions, stability issues, and other problems. This issue has been confirmed by NVIDIA and they're working to address the situation.
17 April 2012 - NVIDIA 295.40 - 5 Comments

Did The NVIDIA 295.40 Linux Driver Fall Off A Cliff?

While the NVIDIA 295.40 Linux graphics driver closes a high-risk security vulnerability, there's many reports coming in that the proprietary driver's performance has effectively fallen off a cliff and also caused stability issues.
16 April 2012 - Dropping Hard - 19 Comments

A NVIDIA Tegra 2 DRM/KMS Driver Tips Up

Besides a binary driver update from the GeForce/Quadro camp coming out today, a basic DRM/KMS driver for NVIDIA's ARM-based Tegra 2 SOC has appeared this morning.
11 April 2012 - TEGRA-DRM - 6 Comments

NVIDIA 295.40 Closes High-Risk Security Flaw

NVIDIA's Linux team this morning announced the immediate release of the 295.40 Linux driver. There aren't many changes for this release compared to the recent 295.33 driver release, but it does address a high-risk security vulnerability.
11 April 2012 - NVIDIA Linux Driver - 16 Comments

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