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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 - Add A Comment
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 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
NVIDIA Announces Portable Gaming Platform

At the same time as officially announcing the NVIDIA Tegra 4, the Santa Clara company has also announced an Android-powered open gaming platform in the form of a portable gaming device that uses their latest-generation ARM hardware.

7 January 2013 - Android-Based - 10 Comments
NVIDIA OpenCL Linux Performance Benchmarks

Earlier this week I shared some AMD Catalyst OpenCL benchmarks showing the performance gains made by AMD's proprietary Radeon graphics driver this year in bettering the GPGPU results. In this article is similar testing on the NVIDIA side with their binary driver.

21 December 2012 - NVIDIA OpenCL - 7 Comments
NVIDIA 313.09 Linux GPU Driver Benchmarks

This week the NVIDIA Linux developers released the NVIDIA 313.09 Beta Linux graphics driver. This driver packs in many new features so some early benchmarks of this first 313.xx Linux driver release have already been carried out.

16 December 2012 - NVIDIA 313 Driver - Add A Comment
NVIDIA 313.09 Linux Driver Packs New Features

NVIDIA has released their first binary Linux graphics driver beta in the 313.xx series. The NVIDIA 313.09 Beta has bug-fixes plus new features to make for an exciting Linux gaming experience.

12 December 2012 - NVIDIA 313.09 - 37 Comments
NVIDIA Publishes Open-Source 2D Driver Code

NVIDIA has published initial patches for providing open-source 2D hardware acceleration support on their NVIDIA Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 SoCs. This work is based upon the experimental open-source Direct Rendering Manager driver to be merged into the Linux 3.8 kernel.

26 November 2012 - NVIDIA 2D Open-Source - 6 Comments
NVIDIA Still Working On Open-Source For Tegra Driver

With the Linux 3.8 kernel in early 2013 there is going to be an open-source NVIDIA Tegra 2 DRM driver. NVIDIA is currently working out initial patches for applying 2D acceleration atop this mainline Linux kernel driver.

25 November 2012 - NVIDIA 2D - 6 Comments
NVIDIA 310.19 Linux Driver Carries Enhancements

There's a new release available in the NVIDIA 310.xx Linux graphics driver series. The NVIDIA 310 Linux driver is already great for its big performance improvements thanks to Steam/Source coming to Linux and threaded OpenGL optimizations, but now the driver has been made even better.

13 November 2012 - NVIDIA R310 - 20 Comments
NVIDIA Tegra DRM Driver Might Appear In Linux 3.8

Back in August a basic DRM driver for the NVIDIA Tegra 2 graphics core appeared but wasn't merged into the Linux kernel. The Tegra DRM driver still hasn't been merged to this day, but it might hit staging with the Linux 3.8 kernel.

10 November 2012 - NVIDIA Tegra DRM - 5 Comments
NVIDIA 304.64 Driver Fixes Performance, New GPUs

The NVIDIA 304.64 Linux graphics driver was released today with support for new graphics cards, address performance issues related to recent Linux kernels, and provide other fixes for those relying upon this closed-source driver.

6 November 2012 - New Release - 7 Comments
NVIDIA 310.14: OpenGL 4.3, Threaded Optimizations

NVIDIA pushed out their first Linux graphics driver beta in the 310.xx series on Monday. The NVIDIA 310.14 driver supports OpenGL 4.3, brings threaded OpenGL performance optimizations, and many other new features. The NVIDIA 310.14 Beta for Linux is an exciting release!

15 October 2012 - New Driver - 66 Comments
Linux Developers Still Reject NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF

Going back to the beginning of this year there's been talk of NVIDIA looking at Optimus support for Linux and in August they confirmed they were working on NVIDIA Optimus Linux support. As part of their Optimus Linux implementation they want to use DMA-BUF for the multi-GPU interactions just like the open-source drivers, so that they can all work together. However, kernel developers continue to reject this notion.

11 October 2012 - DMA-BUF - 258 Comments

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