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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
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 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
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
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 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
To kick off a new month NVIDIA has released a new NVIDIA Linux binary graphics driver update. The first driver release of October is the 319.60 debut.
1 October 2013 - NVIDIA 319.60 - 7 Comments
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 - 46 Comments
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
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 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
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
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 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
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
After a delay, NVIDIA released today its SHIELD portable gaming console that's powered by Android.
31 July 2013 - Android-Powered - 24 Comments
NVIDIA announced earlier this week that they have acquired The Portland Group (PGI), a company well-respected for their code compilers.
31 July 2013 - NVIDIA-PGI - 3 Comments
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
A Phoronix reader has shared two NVIDIA binary Linux graphics driver "hacks" he's written for overriding some functionality of the NVIDIA binary blob for GeForce hardware.
21 July 2013 - NVIDIA Hacking - 31 Comments
With the NVIDIA 323.xx proprietary display driver series reaching a mature state, NVIDIA's Unix/Linux developers today released the 325.08 Beta to kick off a new series.
2 July 2013 - NVIDIA 325.08 Beta - 29 Comments
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