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NVIDIA adds Ampere support to their Vulkan Beta Driver with a new release

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NVIDIA have pushed out a fresh update to their developer-focused Vulkan Beta Driver series, here's the highlights and what's changed.

For starters it's now been rebased on top of their mainline 455 driver branch, which brings with it Ampere 30xx series support. So for anyone truly needing this series for all the brand-new Vulkan extensions and other Beta features, you should be good to go.

Other than that, here's what's changed in 455.22.04:

You can find the Vulkan Beta Driver here


Reminder: This special Vulkan beta driver is where all the shiny new stuff goes in before making its way into the stable release for everyone. Really, it's mostly aimed at developers and serious enthusiasts. Unless you need what's in them, it's generally best to use the stable drivers.

Not to be confused also with the 455.23.04 driver release that went out on September 17, which was a Beta version of their main series that released along with Ampere to support the new GPUs. The newest stable version of the main NVIDIA driver for Linux is at 450.80.02 which released today too which added support for the GeForce MX450 and DGX Display.

If you just want to know when a new stable driver is released, you can follow our dedicated Drivers tag.

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Sounds cool! Now we have just to wait for the hw to be available back in stock...
LinLo 30 Sep
I'm feeling lonely at each new nvidia driver release.
I have a nvidia Kepler generation card (GTX 600 & 700/TITAN series).
I'm working and playing with it under linux since years.
But, I have an annoying problem with vulkan part. The first release of vulkan beta drivers was out "February 18th, 2016 - Linux 355.00.27". And even now I still can't play a vulkan game or use a vulkan app if display compositor is disabled. This means that with vulkan, performance is degraded by compositor, image quality also (stuttering...) and G-SYNC can't work because it needs compositor off. And no support to address this issue from nvidia.
Officially, Kepler supports vulkan and support g-sync.

If someone with the same problem want to add a message to the developer talk forum post, don't hesitate.
https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/g-sync-compatibility-with-vulkan/78018
mrdeathjr 30 Sep
In my case runs various games ok (wine staging):

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Last edited by mrdeathjr on 30 September 2020 at 4:42 pm UTC
Liam Dawe 30 Sep
Article updated, they also released a smaller mainline driver update today.
Xpander 30 Sep
455.22.04 seems Great. No Floating rocks in Horizon Zero Dawn anymore and also tiny 5-7% perf boost with those drivers. Performance in this game is still terrible though.

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Quoting: Xpander455.22.04 seems Great. No Floating rocks in Horizon Zero Dawn anymore and also tiny 5-7% perf boost with those drivers. Performance in this game is still terrible though.

How do you get the performance and framerate HUD panel with vkd3d?
I was going to ask you in a comment to the YouTube video.


Last edited by LordDaveTheKind on 30 September 2020 at 10:01 pm UTC
kokoko3k 30 Sep
Quoting: LinLoI'm feeling lonely at each new nvidia driver release.
I have a nvidia Kepler generation card (GTX 600 & 700/TITAN series).
I'm working and playing with it under linux since years.
But, I have an annoying problem with vulkan part. The first release of vulkan beta drivers was out "February 18th, 2016 - Linux 355.00.27". And even now I still can't play a vulkan game or use a vulkan app if display compositor is disabled. This means that with vulkan, performance is degraded by compositor, image quality also (stuttering...) and G-SYNC can't work because it needs compositor off. And no support to address this issue from nvidia.
Officially, Kepler supports vulkan and support g-sync.

If someone with the same problem want to add a message to the developer talk forum post, don't hesitate.
https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/g-sync-compatibility-with-vulkan/78018
Try disabling pageflipping
Is available on the Ubuntu ppa
I think ...
mrdeathjr 30 Sep
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoIs available on the Ubuntu ppa
I think ...

no for now show same 455.23.04 but nothing with 455.22.04

loothelion 30 Sep
Quoting: LordDaveTheKind
Quoting: Xpander455.22.04 seems Great. No Floating rocks in Horizon Zero Dawn anymore and also tiny 5-7% perf boost with those drivers. Performance in this game is still terrible though.

How do you get the performance and framerate HUD panel with vkd3d?
I was going to ask you in a comment to the YouTube video.

It looks like Xpander's using MangoHud
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