NVIDIA 370 Beta Has Experimental PRIME Synchronization
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 19 August 2016 at 10:04 AM EDT. 19 Comments
Earlier this week NVIDIA rolled out the 370.23 beta Linux driver and alongside the Pascal over/under-clocking support and other improvements for the GeForce GTX 1000 series, there is also experimental PRIME synchronization support.

For those with a PRIME-capable laptop/desktop, Alex Goins of NVIDIA has written a NVIDIA DevTalk thread concerning this experimental functionality. NVIDIA added this support to their proprietary driver now that PRIME synchronization landed in the X.Org Server Git. Keep in mind though that X.Org Server 1.19.0 has yet to be released with said support.

This PRIME synchronization should reduce tearing/artifacts when sharing buffers between the integrated and discrete GPUs in PRIME setups. For those wanting to learn more about this experimental support, see this devtalk.nvidia.com thread.
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