NVIDIA 525.78.01 Linux Driver Released With Support For The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 5 January 2023 at 08:28 AM EST. 16 Comments
NVIDIA this morning released the NVIDIA 525.78.01 Linux driver as a minor update to the R525 driver series with a few fixes and support for the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics card.

The NVIDIA 525.78.01 driver isn't too interesting with it being another update to the existing R525 series. There are bug fixes around G-SYNC, the NVIDIA Settings panel,excessive CPU usage during hybrid graphics use, and a Vulkan driver fix around KHR_present_id usage.
- Fixed a bug that could cause the nvidia-settings control panel to crash when using a newer control panel with an older driver.
- Fixed a regression that prevented the G-SYNC/G-SYNC Compatible Visual Indicator from being displayed when running Vulkan X11 applications.
- Fixed a bug where usage of VK_KHR_present_id could cause applications to crash with Xid 32 errors.
- Fixed excess CPU usage in hybrid graphics configurations where an external display is connected to an NVIDIA discrete GPU and configured as a PRIME Display Offload sink (also known as "Reverse Prime").

While not part of the official change-log, today's driver update does add support for the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti graphics card announced this week at CES.

NVIDIA showing off some of the GeForce RTX 4070 partner cards.

The GeForce RTX 4070 Ti is promoted as being faster than the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti while at around half the power use. This $799 USD graphics card features 7,680 CUDA cores, a 2.61GHz boost clock, and 12GB of GDDR6X video memory. Unfortunately, I am still waiting on NVIDIA to send over the RTX 40 samples for Linux testing.

The new NVIDIA Linux proprietary driver can be downloaded at NVIDIA.com.
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