NVIDIA Rolls Out 370 Linux Driver Beta, Adds Pascal Under/Over-Clocking
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 16 August 2016 at 01:04 PM EDT. 14 Comments
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NVIDIA this morning rolled out the first Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD driver beta in their 370 driver series. There's good stuff in here for Pascal GPU owners.

First up, the NVIDIA 370.23 beta adds official support for the GeForce GTX TITAN X (the new Pascal model) as well as the 6GB version of the GeForce GTX 1060. The other GTX 1000 Pascal graphics cards have been supported from day-one with the earlier 367 driver series.


For those with a new Pascal graphics card, the 370.23 beta adds the ability to over and underclock the GTX 1000 series hardware. Overclocking (and underclocking) was one of the few features missing from the NVIDIA Linux driver in my GTX 1060/1070/1080 reviews. Glad to see NVIDIA's Linux driver now supporting it for those wanting to push their cards further. The Pascal clocking is implemented along the Linux CoolBits path and can then be accessed from the nvidia-settings panel to change the clock offsets.

The NVIDIA 370.23 driver also adds a new PixelShiftMode MetaMode for enabling support for 4K and 8K pixel shift displays.

Other changes for the NVIDIA 370 Linux driver beta include a Vulkan bug fix revolving around X11 swap chains, a mode-setting regression from 367.35, an OpenGL / OpenGL ES driver crash, CUDA device querying crash, and more. The nvidia-persistenced has also been changed to enable the persistence mode by default for all GPUs when the daemon starts.

More details on the NVIDIA 370.23 beta driver for not only Linux systems but also Solaris and FreeBSD can be found via this NVIDIA DevTalk thread.
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