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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

NVIDIA Has Major New Linux Driver: Optimus, RandR 1.4

NVIDIA announced the 319.12 Beta Linux graphics driver announcement this morning. While the number may seem mundane, this is a very exciting NVIDIA Linux graphics driver update. It presents work that will benefit the agonized NVIDIA Optimus Linux users, provides new RandR functionality, and other new features.
9 April 2013 - NVIDIA Linux Driver Update - 55 Comments

NVIDIA Has New Driver Update To Fix Security Flaw

NVIDIA released the 313.30 Linux graphics driver on Tuesday night to take care of a security vulnerability.
3 April 2013 - NVIDIA 313.30 - 1 Comment

NVIDIA Shows Off "Kayla" Running On Ubuntu

Announced at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2013 event today was the "Kayla" ARM development board.
19 March 2013 - GTC 2013 - 21 Comments

2D Support Still Coming To NVIDIA's Open Tegra

The 2D graphics acceleration support for NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 ARM SoCs is still maturing and going through code revisions before entering the mainline Linux kernel, hopefully for Linux 3.10.
13 March 2013 - Tegra 2 / Tegra 3

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Benchmarks On Linux

Here's some of the first OpenGL benchmarks of the ultra high-end $999 (USD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN running on Linux.
11 March 2013 - NVIDIA GTX TITAN - 11 Comments

NVIDIA Updates Its Legacy Linux Graphics Driver

NVIDIA issued an update last week for its older legacy driver series in order to support the latest X.Org Server plus brings other fixes.
11 March 2013 - NVIDIA Binary Blob - 7 Comments

NVIDIA Set To Discontinue Linux 2.4 Kernel Support

For anyone still using the ancient Linux 2.4 kernel, NVIDIA will soon be discontinuing support for the 2.4 kernel from their mainline Linux graphics driver.
9 March 2013 - Linux 2.4 - 8 Comments

NVIDIA Reportedly Working On A Unified EGL Driver

A Canonical developer has posted on his blog about alleged improvements they are working on NVIDIA with to benefit the Mir Display Server.
8 March 2013 - Thomas Says So - 35 Comments

NVIDIA 313.26 Driver Supports The GeForce GTX TITAN

NVIDIA released the 313.26 proprietary Linux graphics driver on Tuesday.
6 March 2013 - TITAN - 20 Comments

NVIDIA Releases 304.84 Linux Driver

While it's not part of the NVIDIA 310 or even the latest NVIDIA 313 driver series, this morning was marked by the release of the 304.84 certified Linux graphics driver.
4 March 2013 - Binary Blob Update - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Rolls Out Tegra 4i SoC With LTE

Besides announcing today announcing the most powerful graphics card in the world, the GeForce GTX TITAN, NVIDIA also announced the Tegra 4i. While part of the latest Tegra 4 generation of NVIDIA ARM SoCs and is their first product integrating an LTE processor, it's a bit of a disappointment.
19 February 2013 - Tegra 4i - 1 Comment

NVIDIA Releases GeForce GTX "TITAN" GPU

NVIDIA today unveiled the GeForce GTX TITAN as "the world's fastest" graphics processor and the company even claims "the only [GPU] in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time."
19 February 2013 - GK110 - 15 Comments

NVIDIA's PRIME Helpers Are Ready For Linux 3.9

Aside from a lot of other exciting DRM driver happenings for the Linux 3.9 kernel, it looks like the DRM "PRIME Helpers" that were conceived by NVIDIA to help them support DMA_BUF in their binary driver will be merged.
15 February 2013 - Linux 3.9 DRM - 30 Comments

Open-Source NVIDIA Tegra Becoming More Exciting

Now that I'm back in the United States, I'm beginning to upload the Phoronix recordings of the X.Org development talks that happened this past weekend in Brussels at FOSDEM 2013. Here's the video of the NVIDIA Open Tegra talk that covers the ongoing work for creating an open-source graphics driver for NVIDIA's increasingly popular ARM SoCs.
6 February 2013 - Video - 5 Comments

NVIDIA Continues Backing Open-Source Tegra Driver

An update on the open-source NVIDIA Tegra graphics driver was shared this weekend in Brussels. The Tegra DRM driver was merged and there's more features to be implemented in succeeding releases. Unfortunately, open-source 3D support for NVIDIA's ARM hardware isn't yet on the radar.
3 February 2013 - Tegra - 2 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU Library (v0.6)

NVIDIA's Aaron Plattner released version 0.6 of the libvdpau open-source library before calling it a week.
2 February 2013 - libvdpau - 4 Comments

NVIDIA Certifies 310.32 Linux Graphics Driver

For those conservative Linux desktop users not wishing to immediately upgrade to the exciting NVIDIA 313 Linux driver, NVIDIA on Monday morning released the 310.32 official driver. While not as exciting as the new 313 series, this 310.32 update carries many of the same changes.
21 January 2013 - NVIDIA 310.32 - 2 Comments

NVIDIA 313.18 Driver Update Packs A Ton Of Changes

NVIDIA released the 313.18 Linux graphics driver this morning as the first official/certified (non-beta) driver in their 313.xx driver series. The NVIDIA 313 Linux driver release packs an awesome number of changes.
16 January 2013 - NVIDIA 313 - 58 Comments

NVIDIA Still Working On PRIME/DMA-BUF Contribution

Aaron Plattner at NVIDIA is still working on the open-source "PRIME Helpers" patches for the Linux kernel. This is work towards ultimately better handling PRIME/DMA-BUF for NVIDIA Optimus Technology on Linux.
15 January 2013 - NVIDIA Code - 10 Comments

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