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NVIDIA 331.38 Linux Driver Brings Many Changes

It's been a while since the last official mainline NVIDIA Linux graphics update, but that changed this morning with the debut of the exciting NVIDIA 331.38 Linux GPU driver.
13 January 2014 - NVIDIA 331.38 - 26 Comments

NVIDIA Updates Its 319 Linux GPU Driver

NVIDIA released today the 319.82 binary Linux graphics driver with new graphics card support and handling for the X.Org Server 1.15 release.
10 January 2014 - NVIDIA 319 - 11 Comments

Linux 3.14 To Have PRIME Support For NVIDIA Tegra

PRIME rendering support is coming to the open-source NVIDIA Tegra graphics driver with the Linux 3.14 kernel.
8 January 2014 - PRIME - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Announces Super-Fast Tegra K1 ARM SoC

NVIDIA has kicked off CES week by announcing their latest Tegra ARM SoC, the Tegra K1. The NVIDIA Tegra K1 is a killer SoC with custom 64-bit design and a Kepler-derived graphics processor with 192 GPU cores.
6 January 2014 - NVIDIA Tegra K1 - 15 Comments

NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Linux Driver Again

Last week NVIDIA updated one of their legacy Linux GPU drivers for supporting decade-old GPUs. Today, they've put out another legacy Linux driver release.
11 December 2013 - NVIDIA 304.1170 - 14 Comments

NVIDIA (Optimus) PRIME Update Lands In Ubuntu 14.04

The nvidia-prime 0.5 package landed today for Ubuntu 14.04 in the long-standing effort to improve NVIDIA Optimus laptop support under Linux for systems with both Intel and NVIDIA graphics processors.
10 December 2013 - nvidia-prime 0.5 - 17 Comments

NVIDIA Legacy Driver Updated For X.Org Server 1.15

Making some AMD Catalyst Legacy users jealous is that NVIDIA's still maintaining their old legacy Linux binary driver branches. NVIDIA this morning has updated their legacy Linux driver for supporting the new X.Org Server.
6 December 2013 - NVIDIA Legacy - 14 Comments

NVIDIA Is "Taking Linux Gaming Serious"

While NVIDIA historically looked at Linux as a market for pushing more Quadro workstation GPU sales, with Valve's SteamOS Linux / Steam Machines and activities from other game studios, NVIDIA is now taking Linux gaming seriously.
25 November 2013 - NVIDIA Linux - 51 Comments

NVIDIA GeForce 700 Series On Linux Run Excellent

For the past week now I have been running Linux benchmarks on a lot of new NVIDIA GPUs, including the GeForce GTX 760, GTX 770, GTX 780 Ti, and GTX TITAN. These graphics cards with their Linux reviews coming out soon have been running top-notch with the binary Linux driver and running a heck of a lot faster than the slow-performing Radeon R9 290 with the current Catalyst Linux driver.
20 November 2013 - GeForce 700 Linux Benchmarks - 16 Comments

NVIDIA Rolls Out The K40 12GB GDDR5 GPU

It's Supercomputing SC13 week and as such NVIDIA announced today the Tesla K40 as their latest ultra high-end GPU for HPC purposes. The Tesla K40 GPU accelerator is to compete with the FirePro S10000 that was announced by AMD last week. Both these GPUs designed for super-computing applications have 12GB of memory.
18 November 2013 - NVIDIA Tesla K40 - 7 Comments

NVIDIA CUDA 6 Makes GPGPU Programming Simpler

NVIDIA rolled out CUDA version 6 this morning, their latest major update to their Compute Unified Device Architecture for GPGPU / parallel programming. With CUDA 6, NVIDIA says its now simpler to achieve better parallel programming on the GPU.
14 November 2013 - NVIDIA CUDA 6.0 - 7 Comments

A Lot Of New NVIDIA Linux Benchmarks Are Coming!

A number of new NVIDIA GeForce graphics card reviews under Linux are underway along with many more Linux GPU driver analysis articles, etc. NVIDIA has just sent over to Phoronix a number of new high-end graphics cards.
14 November 2013 - NVIDIA Linux - 21 Comments

NVIDIA Tegra 4 Support Gets Mainlined In Linux 3.13

Linux kernel support for NVIDIA's Tegra 4 ARM platform have been around for nearly one year but only with the Linux 3.13 kernel is this latest-generation high-performance ARM Cortex-A15 based solution going to be supported by the mainline Linux kernel.
11 November 2013 - Tegra 4 - 4 Comments

NVIDIA Dropping 32-bit Linux Support For CUDA

If you are reliant upon NVIDIA's CUDA computing parallel computing platform, hopefully you're running 64-bit Linux. NVIDIA announced their plans on Friday to deprecate the 32-bit Linux x86 CUDA Toolkit and the 32-bit Linux CUDA driver.
9 November 2013 - NVIDIA 32-Bit - 13 Comments

NVIDIA Updates Legacy Driver For Decade-Old GPUs

NVIDIA released yesterday the 331.20 Linux graphics driver update that stabilizes the R331 Linux driver with new features like EGL, modern Linux kernel support, a new frame-buffer capture library, and plenty of other features. Following that, NVIDIA has now released an updated legacy driver for the GeForce 6/7 series graphics cards that are the better part of a decade old.
7 November 2013 - NVIDIA Blob - 23 Comments

NVIDIA 331.20 Supports New Kernels, NvFBCOpenGL

The NVIDIA 331.20 Linux graphics driver has been released today. The NVIDIA 331.20 Linux driver has a workaround to support the Linux 3.11 and 3.12 kernels along with introducing NvFBCOpenGL. The new NvFBCOpenGL is for NVIDIA OpenGL frame-buffer capturing that's high-performance and low-latency.
6 November 2013 - NVIDIA 331.20 - 10 Comments

NVIDIA Still Working On Linux 3.11+ Support

In mid-October I had written how AMD's Catalyst driver surprisingly beat NVIDIA to modern Linux support. While NVIDIA is usually first to support new kernel releases, AMD won in shipping "out of the box" Linux 3.11 and 3.12 compatibility. NVIDIA, however, has devised a workaround and will be coming up with a more proper long-term solution.
2 November 2013 - NVIDIA Linux 3.11 - 17 Comments

Kepler: Nouveau Is ~20% The Speed Of NVIDIA's Blob

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Linux review out of the way, I carried out some benchmarks comparing the performance of the open-source "Nouveau" driver to NVIDIA's official closed-source Linux graphics driver on this Kepler-based GK107 GPU. Similar to other NVIDIA GeForce 400/500/600 GPUs, if using the Nouveau driver as found by default on Ubuntu Linux and others, you can expect the performance to be less than 20% that of the official NVIDIA Linux driver.
25 October 2013 - GTX 650 - 13 Comments

NVIDIA Puts Out 331.17 Beta Linux GPU Driver

NVIDIA released this week the 331.17 Beta Linux graphics driver that adds support for several new GPUs, introduces a new NVIDIA Unified Memory kernel module, and has a number of bug-fixes.
25 October 2013 - NVIDIA 331.13 Beta - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Releases A Bit More Open GPU Documentation

Last month NVIDIA announced they would begin providing open-source GPU documentation and ultimately supporting the reverse-engineered open-source Nouveau graphics driver project for their Linux desktop customers. NVIDIA released some basic documentation in that initial push and now they have followed up with a tiny bit more documentation.
25 October 2013 - Diagnostic Issue - 9 Comments

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