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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
NVIDIA Four-Way 331 Beta Linux GPU Benchmarks

As some extra benchmarks to share today, here are benchmarks of four NVIDIA GeForce 400/500/600 (Fermi and Kepler) graphics cards from the latest NVIDIA 331 Linux driver beta.

17 October 2013 - NVIDIA 4-Way Benchmarks - 5 Comments
NVIDIA Releases Major Linux Driver With New Features, EGL

NVIDIA this morning unveiled their first Linux graphics driver beta as part of the 331.xx series. The NVIDIA 331.13 Beta that was released this morning for Linux systems is quite exciting in that it brings a whole lot of fixes, improvements, and new features. Perhaps most exciting is that there's finally (but limited) EGL support right now -- a precursor for handling Wayland and Mir.

4 October 2013 - NVIDIA 331 - 42 Comments
NVIDIA Drops Linux Driver Feature Not Found On Windows

While the proprietary NVIDIA Windows driver has features not found in the NVIDIA Linux driver, it seems the company will not support Linux-only hardware driver features. At least one feature has been removed from the NVIDIA Linux driver over "feature parity between Windows and Linux."

1 October 2013 - NVIDIA Linux - 47 Comments
NVIDIA Briefly Talks Up EGL

While NVIDIA hasn't yet released any EGL support for their binary desktop Linux graphics driver to complement GLX, we know they are working on it going back to last year's XDC. At this year's XDC event, there was a brief NVIDIA EGL presentation.

26 September 2013 - NVIDIA EGL - 8 Comments
NVIDIA To Begin Publishing Open GPU Documentation

This week at XDC2013 NVIDIA made one of the biggest surprise announcements... NVIDIA will begin publishing NDA-free GPU programming documentation. They already have released some documentation and more is on the way as they seek to assist the Nouveau graphics driver developers in writing a full open-source 3D Linux graphics driver for GeForce GPUs.

24 September 2013 - NVIDIA GPU - 111 Comments
NVIDIA Unveils Tegra Note - $199 Tegra 4 Tablet

NVIDIA unveiled their own complete tablet design today based around their new Tegra 4 SoC, the Tegra Note. The Tegra Note is a $199 USD tablet running Android with NVIDIA's own customization and is sporting their fine Tegra 4 SoC with 72-core GeForce graphics.

18 September 2013 - Tegra Note - 6 Comments
NVIDIA Publishes Vendor-Neutral GL Dispatch Library

Proposed nearly one year ago was a new Linux OpenGL ABI by Andy Ritger of NVIDIA. Among the reasons for this proposal of a new ABI included EGL becoming the future over GLX, OpenGL advancing greatly, and issues surrounding each vendor/driver shippimg their own libGL.so.1 file. As part of making this work finally become a reality, NVIDIA has published the code to libglvnd, an OpenGL vendor-neutral dispatch library.

28 August 2013 - NVIDIA libglvnd - 22 Comments
NVIDIA Opens Up SHIELD Gaming Operating System

The NVIDIA SHIELD portable gaming device/console was released at the end of July and now NVIDIA has come forward with the source-code to the whole operating system in hopes of encouraging enthusiasts to modify and improve the platform.

8 August 2013 - NVIDIA SHIELD - 22 Comments
NVIDIA 325.15 Driver Brings Fixes, New GPU Support

NVIDIA has released the short-lived 325.15 "Certified" Linux graphics driver update. With this new NVIDIA 325.15 Linux graphics driver comes a horde of fixes and other minor advancements and new graphics processor support.

6 August 2013 - NVIDIA 325.15 Certified - 9 Comments
VDPAU Library Now Supports DRI_PRIME

NVIDIA released version 0.7 of libvdpau, the VDPAU wrapper library for interacting with driver-specific Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix (VDPAU) implementations.

5 August 2013 - NVIDIA VDPAU - Add A Comment
NVIDIA Releases Beta OpenGL 4.4 Linux Driver

The Khronos Group only publicly unveiled the OpenGL 4.4 specification yesterday, but already NVIDIA Corp has out public beta drivers for Windows and Linux of their first graphics drivers to support OpenGL 4.4 and GLSL 4.40.

23 July 2013 - OpenGL 4.4 / GLSL 4.40 - 16 Comments
NVIDIA Releases Its ARM Linux Graphics Driver

Earlier this month we found out NVIDIA was bringing their driver to ARM -- following an announcement that NVIDIA would begin licensing Kepler graphics to SoC vendors -- and now they have done their first public release of the ARMv7 binary NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.

26 June 2013 - NVIDIA ARM - 6 Comments
NVIDIA Releases 319.32 Linux GPU Driver

NVIDIA has issued an updated proprietary Linux graphics driver in their 319.xx driver series. The NVIDIA 319.32 Linux graphics driver release brings with it some new hardware support and features.

25 June 2013 - NVIDIA 319 - 6 Comments
NVIDIA Driver Soon Likely To Support EGL, Mir

With NVIDIA entering the GPU IP licensing business, the need to support EGL by their binary display driver -- and with that the Ubuntu Mir display server and Wayland -- has become more pressing.

19 June 2013 - NVIDIA Linux - 11 Comments
NVIDIA Introduces $400 GeForce GTX 770 GPU

To join the GeForce GTX TITAN and GTX 780 as the newest high-performance NVIDIA GPUs, rolled out this morning was the GeForce GTX 770. NVIDIA has introduced the GTX 770 as a new high-performance graphics card that's priced at $399 USD.

30 May 2013 - GeForce GTX 770 - 20 Comments
New NVIDIA Linux Driver Supports The GeForce GTX 780

NVIDIA released today the 319.23 Linux graphics driver, which supports the just-released GeForce GTX 780 graphics card. There's also a couple of other changes to this certified Linux driver update, including 4K HDMI support.

23 May 2013 - NVIDIA 319.23 - 15 Comments
NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers On Ubuntu 13.04

After showing off early Mesa 9.2 benchmarks with Nouveau and Nouveau improvements with the Linux 3.9 kernel, our latest NVIDIA Linux benchmarks from one of our Lenovo ThinkPad laptops is comparing the NVIDIA vs. Nouveau driver performance on Ubuntu 13.04.

11 April 2013 - Driver Comparison - 12 Comments
Benchmarks Of NVIDIA's New Linux GPU Driver

For seeing whether NVIDIA's new 319.12 Beta Linux graphics driver that introduces many new features has any impact on the OpenGL performance for many common Linux games, here are some Phoronix test results when comparing the NVIDIA 304.xx, 310.xx, 313.xx, and 319.xx graphics driver series on GeForce GTX 550 Ti "Fermi" and GeForce GTX 680 "Kepler" graphics cards.

11 April 2013 - NVIDIA 319.12 Beta - 20 Comments

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