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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

NVIDIA's CUDA 5 Boasts Interesting New Features

NVIDIA released CUDA 5.0 on Monday morning and it boasts many new features for this popular GPGPU environment.
15 October 2012 - CUDA 5 - 3 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

NVIDIA 304.51 Linux Graphics Driver Released

NVIDIA has released an updated proprietary Linux graphics driver.
25 September 2012 - NVIDIA 304.51 - 15 Comments

NVIDIA's Driver May Support Wayland Eventually

Back in 2010 NVIDIA said they have no plans to support Wayland, but is that still the case?
24 September 2012 - NVIDIA-Wayland - 5 Comments

NVIDIA To Publicly Release Some Documentation

NVIDIA will be releasing 2D (and potentially 3D) documentation concerning their ARM Tegra graphics core. "NVIDIA committed to open-source" even read one slide during a presentation at the annual X.Org Developers' Conference.
21 September 2012 - NVIDIA Documentation - 26 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Lower-Cost Kepler Graphics Cards

NVIDIA has unveiled today the lower-cost GeForce 600 "Kepler" graphics cards: the GeForce GTX 650 and GTX 660.
13 September 2012 - GeForce 6TX 650/660 - 5 Comments

NVIDIA Puts Out A New Driver Pre-Release (304.48)

NVIDIA has released a new Linux graphics driver in the 304.xx series, which means the GeForce 6/7 series support is still there, while adding in some new improvements.
12 September 2012 - New Blob - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Announces New Legacy Linux Support

NVIDIA has announced today the graphics cards that are no longer supported by their mainline Linux graphics driver going forward but will be moved to a new 304.xx Linux legacy driver branch.
10 September 2012 - Confirmed - 40 Comments

Nouveau Begins To Work Towards Unreleased GK110

While the hardware hasn't even been released yet by NVIDIA, support for the very interesting and powerful GK110, a.k.a. "Kepler 2", is already starting to materialize within the open-source reverse-engineered Nouveau driver.
7 September 2012 - Surprising - 3 Comments

NVIDIA Releases Updated VDPAU LIbrary

NVIDIA on Tuesday released the open-source libvdpau 0.5 library for their Video Decode and Presentation API for Unix.
5 September 2012 - libvdpau 0.5 - 13 Comments

NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support

At long last, NVIDIA confirms they are working on supporting their multi-GPU Optimus Technology under Linux with their proprietary graphics driver.
31 August 2012 - NVIDIA Optimus - 31 Comments

NVIDIA To Discontinue Linux Support For Some GPUs

I have confirmed with NVIDIA that the current 304.xx Linux graphics driver series is "the last release branch for some cards, including GeForce 6/7."
27 August 2012 - Mainline Support

NVIDIA 304.43 Driver Brings New Support & Fixes

NVIDIA released a new binary Linux graphics driver on Monday morning.
27 August 2012 - New Driver - 6 Comments

NVIDIA Releases $299 Kepler Graphics Card

NVIDIA has announced today the release of their GeForce GTX 660 Ti "Kepler" graphics card, a new competitive NVIDIA GPU for the $299 USD price-point. The Linux binary driver from NVIDIA should be able to handle this new graphics processor while the Kepler support for Nouveau is still being raised.
16 August 2012 - GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 7 Comments

NVIDIA 304.37 Linux Driver Brings 41 Official Changes

The first certified NVIDIA 304 series Linux graphics driver has been released. The NVIDIA 304.37 Linux x86/x86_64 graphics driver packs in 41 official changes affecting several areas of this leading proprietary graphics driver.
13 August 2012 - NVIDIA 304.37 - 134 Comments

NVIDIA To Meet With X.Org Developers Next Month

NVIDIA doesn't usually show up at the annual X.Org Developers' Summits/Conferences, but for some reason at least one NVIDIA employee will be trekking to Germany for meeting with the open-source developers.
10 August 2012 - Interesting - 18 Comments

NVIDIA Fixes Linux GPU Driver Security Hole

Days after it was publicly revealed that a security vulnerability in the NVIDIA Linux driver easily yields root system access, NVIDIA has updated their proprietary graphics driver to address this problem.
4 August 2012 - NVIDIA Blob - 17 Comments

NVIDIA Linux Driver Hack Gives You Root Access

NVIDIA's had a past few weeks with Linus Torvalds having harsh words for NVIDIA, the downing of their forums, and now a NVIDIA driver exploit being revealed that gives normal users the rights to super-user privileges.
1 August 2012 - Super-User - 26 Comments

NVIDIA 304.30 Supports FXAA, X Server 1.13, K10

The NVIDIA 304.30 Linux graphics driver is available this Monday afternoon. There's several exciting changes to this latest NVIDIA Linux driver for the 304 series that's still in beta.
30 July 2012 - New Features - 23 Comments

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