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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 Officially Announces The Tegra 4 SoC

With the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) taking place this week in Las Vegas, NVIDIA has officially rolled out their next-generation Tegra 4 ARM platform.
7 January 2013 - NVIDIA 4 - 7 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 Publishes Their Next-Gen Tegra 4 Code

NVIDIA released Linux kernel patches this morning for supporting their next-gen "Tegra 4" SoC under Linux. A few details were revealed within the code commits.
20 December 2012 - Linux Kernel - 8 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

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 PRIME Helper Patches

NVIDIA is still working on a way to implement buffer-sharing for their closed-source Linux graphics driver.
6 December 2012 - NVIDIA - 5 Comments

The Back Story On The Open NVIDIA Tegra Driver

New details have been shared with Phoronix about the back-story that led to the work on the open-source NVIDIA Tegra DRM graphics driver that will be introduced in the Linux 3.8 kernel.
28 November 2012 - Information - 6 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: New Features, Support For Linux For Tegra

NVIDIA has quietly released new versions of its Linux 4 Tegra software platform that's currently targeting their "Cardhu" and "Ventana" platforms.
24 November 2012 - NVIDIA L4T

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 304.60 Driver Fixes Bugs

NVIDIA has issued a stable Linux graphics driver update in the 304.xx series to address outstanding bugs.
18 October 2012 - NVIDIA Stable Update - 47 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

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

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