NVIDIA 2011 Driver Year In Review
Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 15 December 2011. Page 5 of 5. 1 Comment

The Unigine Tropics numbers also are not interesting with the drivers in this hardware configuration.

And there is nothing worthwhile out of the Heaven results.

Like AMD, it was not a terribly exciting year for NVIDIA when it comes to their Linux drivers. There were not any new breakthrough features, but continued work on 3D Vision support, VDPAU, and maintaining support for the latest GLX/OpenGL extensions. The NVIDIA Linux team continues to remain prompt in putting out new drivers (whether they are of beta or certified status) for new hardware launches and in ensuring the latest Linux kernel and X.Org Server releases are supported. It was just another good year for NVIDIA's Linux driver, which continues to be quite popular and reliable for most Linux desktop users and especially workstation customers.

With the launch in the coming months of the next-generation "Kepler" graphics processor, 2012 should prove to be an interesting year for NVIDIA.

If you're wondering how the unofficial open-source NVIDIA Linux driver support is going, read A 14-Way Comparison Of NVIDIA vs. Nouveau Drivers.

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