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Ready for a new stable NVIDIA driver for Linux? There's a new one out now with added GPU support and some tidying up work done with bug fixes too.

First up the 460.39 driver adds support for these GPUs:

  • GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU
  • GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU
  • GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU
  • GeForce GT 1010

Additionally, the NVIDIA driver has now restored full functionality on more recent Linux Kernels (5.10+) including runtime power management, hotplugging audio-capable display devices and S0ix-based system suspend.

The bug fixes for this release are below:

  • Fixed a bug that caused bindless texture samplers to be incorrectly counted towards the MAX_COMPUTE_TEXTURE_IMAGE_UNITS limit.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the GPU to hang when attempting to perform link training on an HDMI 2.1 Fixed Rate Link (FRL) display, while the display is powered off.
  • Fixed a bug that could intermittently cause NvFBC applications to fail with the error message "Unable to send exported fds".

For developers Nsight Graphics 2021.1 is also out now, enabling you to debug, profile, and export frames built with debug, profile, and export frames built with Direct3D (11, 12, DXR), Vulkan (1.2, NV Vulkan Ray Tracing Extension), OpenGL, OpenVR which supports Linux although they removed supporting Fedora as of this release.

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Pendragon 27 Jan
dang, i was hoping there'd be some info about Cyberpunk 2077
leillo1975 27 Jan
Still having the same error of 460.32. rFactor 2 has a big performance regression. With 450 driver I have between 80-100 fps, and with 460, 20-30 fps. Seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has the same problem.


Last edited by leillo1975 on 27 January 2021 at 4:09 pm UTC
jens 27 Jan
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Quoting: leillo1975Still having the same error of 460.32. rFactor 2 has a big performance regression. With 450 driver I have between 80-100 fps, and with 460, 20-30 fps. Seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has the same problem.

Could you try WINEDLLOVERRIDES=dxgi=n %command% as launch option for RDR2? I think this fixed the performance with the newer Nvidia driver for me.

Edit, ah scratch that. May be I had just once a lucky shot, using DXVK's dxgi.dll makes no difference.


Last edited by jens on 27 January 2021 at 5:31 pm UTC
mickski56 27 Jan
If it's wine-staging > 6-rc4 there are issues, tho the ones i've seen are 1-3 second pauses. If wine is vanilla I've no idea.
Luke_Nukem 27 Jan
Quoting: leillo1975Still having the same error of 460.32. rFactor 2 has a big performance regression. With 450 driver I have between 80-100 fps, and with 460, 20-30 fps. Seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has the same problem.

Have you tried the `PROTON_HIDE_NVIDIA_GPU` proton option?
Phlebiac 28 Jan
What's the issue with Nsight on Fedora, did they elaborate at all?
leillo1975 28 Jan
Quoting: Luke_Nukem
Quoting: leillo1975Still having the same error of 460.32. rFactor 2 has a big performance regression. With 450 driver I have between 80-100 fps, and with 460, 20-30 fps. Seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has the same problem.

Have you tried the `PROTON_HIDE_NVIDIA_GPU` proton option?

I don't try it, but is strange that using 450 and 455 driver versions, I don't have this problem
Quoting: leillo1975
Quoting: Luke_Nukem
Quoting: leillo1975Still having the same error of 460.32. rFactor 2 has a big performance regression. With 450 driver I have between 80-100 fps, and with 460, 20-30 fps. Seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has the same problem.

Have you tried the `PROTON_HIDE_NVIDIA_GPU` proton option?

I don't try it, but is strange that using 450 and 455 driver versions, I don't have this problem

Shooting in the dark here, but can you try deleting your nvidia shader cache? I think it's in /home/you/.nv/
leillo1975 28 Jan
Quoting: rustybroomhandle
Quoting: leillo1975
Quoting: Luke_Nukem
Quoting: leillo1975Still having the same error of 460.32. rFactor 2 has a big performance regression. With 450 driver I have between 80-100 fps, and with 460, 20-30 fps. Seems that Red Dead Redemption 2 has the same problem.

Have you tried the `PROTON_HIDE_NVIDIA_GPU` proton option?

I don't try it, but is strange that using 450 and 455 driver versions, I don't have this problem

Shooting in the dark here, but can you try deleting your nvidia shader cache? I think it's in /home/you/.nv/

I will try it when I come home. Thanks for the tip.
leillo1975 28 Jan
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Quoting: rustybroomhandleShooting in the dark here, but can you try deleting your nvidia shader cache? I think it's in /home/you/.nv/

Unfortunately, after deleting this folder and other cache folders of the game, fps continue low. Thanks Anyway
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