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Nvidia are really pushing hard on their Vulkan driver, and it's great to see them push out updates so quickly. We now have the 364.16 Vulkan driver ready for download.

You can find the driver here.

Changelog:
- Updated Vulkan API to 1.0.8
- Improve pipeline creation performance and multi-threaded scaling
- Increase our maximum bound descriptor sets from 4 to 8
- Add support for asynchronous transfer queue
- Improve VK_EXT_debug_report messages on incorrect API usage and shader compile failure
- Fix VkImageFormatProperties maxMipLevels property
- Reduce VkPhysicalDeviceLimits bufferImageGranularity requirement on GM20x GPUs
- Improve Vulkan support on Optimus platforms
- Fixes for minor driver and SPIR-V compiler bugs Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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linux_gamer 9 Apr, 2016
Fast response from Nvidia, 1.0.8 was just released a week ago!
Belarrius 9 Apr, 2016
Nvidia++;
burnall 9 Apr, 2016
This is fast as hell. I can only dream AMD supporting like this on Linux.
DaVince 9 Apr, 2016
In the graphics-drivers PPA I'm seeing that the version is 364.15, updated 3 hours ago (at the time of writing this comment), not 364.16. Can I expect it to be the same driver anyway?
Keyrock 9 Apr, 2016
Quoting: DaVinceIn the graphics-drivers PPA I'm seeing that the version is 364.15, updated 3 hours ago (at the time of writing this comment), not 364.16. Can I expect it to be the same driver anyway?
I doubt it. The graphics-drivers PPA is usually a day or two behind, it will probably be up on Monday. 346.16 is so new it's not even listed on Nvidia's own downloads page yet, 346.15 is still the most current on that page.
Purple Library Guy 9 Apr, 2016
I'm getting the general impression that Vulkan must genuinely be fairly clean and simple, thus easy to make the drivers, since overall it seems like development of this stuff is happening faster than I was really expecting.
lucifertdark 9 Apr, 2016
How is the performance on Shadow of Mordor? the last driver I tried gave me floating heads.
Voltage 9 Apr, 2016
Hello, what are the difference between the drivers from the web page you linked us and this one :

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en
Liam Dawe 9 Apr, 2016
Quoting: VoltageHello, what are the difference between the drivers from the web page you linked us and this one :

http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en
That is the stable driver, this is more bleeding edge.
Zelox 9 Apr, 2016
works like a charm ^^. I cant tell if Im just "getting better" or if there drivers are less buggy.
But I'v always installed nvidia drivers via ppa. I find it less buggy and its simpler that way.
But I wanted to try it with a run file, in tty, by myself this time. And it works :O.


Last edited by Zelox on 9 April 2016 at 6:21 pm UTC
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