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NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 470.62.05 rolls out for Linux

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More improvements and new extensions have landed for the NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver with version 470.62.05 out now.

Here's what's new:

  • New:
    • VK_KHR_format_feature_flags2
    • VK_KHR_maintenance4
    • Vulkan video updates:
      • Update the VK_KHR_video_queue implementation to properly support VK_QUERY_TYPE_RESULT_STATUS_ONLY video queries
      • Improve the support for VK_KHR_video_decode_queue out-of-order parallel command buffer recording for the video decode operations
  • Fixes:
    • Fixed issue with vkCmdBindDescriptorSets and unreferenced dynamic UBO/SSBO descriptors
    • Fixed issue with FragCoord and Centroid qualifier
    • Fixed an issue where unreferenced descriptor bindings were sometimes not ignored properly
    • Fixed a bug where VK_NVX_binary_import was advertised as supported on unsupported platforms which caused calls to vkCreateDevice to fail if applications attempted to enable VK_NVX_binary_import on such platforms

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.

The newest stable versions of the main NVIDIA driver for Linux are at NVIDIA 470.74 released on September 20, 2021 from their "Production Branch" series or 465.31 released on April 29, 2020 from their "New Feature" series. Confused? It's a lot of numbers to remember but both Production and New Feature series are fine for normal use.

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I'm still waiting the 470.74 version for Ubuntu ¬¬
CatKiller 7 Oct
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI'm still waiting the 470.74 version for Ubuntu ¬¬
That's weird. I've been on 470.74 for, like, a week or so, I guess? on Kubuntu 20.04.
mrdeathjr 7 Oct
In my case fix sleeping dogs definitive edition x64 and super lucky tale (game dont start with previous driver)

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Last edited by mrdeathjr on 7 October 2021 at 10:31 pm UTC
waiting for it to release for manjaro or arch
Quoting: CatKiller
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoI'm still waiting the 470.74 version for Ubuntu ¬¬
That's weird. I've been on 470.74 for, like, a week or so, I guess? on Kubuntu 20.04.

I mean the official Ubuntu version, not the ppa version.
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Have someone tested it to check if it fixes the Gsync/Freesync issue that the stable driver has?
Ehvis 8 Oct
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Quoting: fearnflavioHave someone tested it to check if it fixes the Gsync/Freesync issue that the stable driver has?

Did the Vulkan beta have this issue to begin with?

On the nvidia forums it was mentioned that the fix will be in the next release, but it may just be the stable driver.

I'm still not sure if gsync is actually affected since all reports seem to have come from freesync (gsync compatible) users.
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Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: fearnflavioHave someone tested it to check if it fixes the Gsync/Freesync issue that the stable driver has?

Did the Vulkan beta have this issue to begin with?

On the nvidia forums it was mentioned that the fix will be in the next release, but it may just be the stable driver.

I'm still not sure if gsync is actually affected since all reports seem to have come from freesync (gsync compatible) users.

Yes, I have a Freesync compatible monitor.
The issue was with the stable driver, which fixed the memory leak when using vkd3d. But for me, the freensync was more important. So I reverted back to the old Vulkan Driver. And for all vkd3d games I have, only on Assassins creed Valhalla I noticed the memory leak, on Cyberpunk, Death Stranding, Mortal Shell, Control, I do not have it.

But still, using nvidia-tkg I cannot find this new version to download. The latest is 470.62.02.

Edit: Just saw this on the Stable release post on their forums: The new 470.62.05 vulkan dev drivers released yesterday are also impacted by this.

So... no, it's not fixed.


Last edited by fearnflavio on 8 October 2021 at 9:55 am UTC
Quoting: massatt212waiting for it to release for manjaro or arch

Manjaro and Arch don't provide Vulkan Beta driver packages. Only the stable release (so 470.74).
Quoting: fearnflavio
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: fearnflavioHave someone tested it to check if it fixes the Gsync/Freesync issue that the stable driver has?

Did the Vulkan beta have this issue to begin with?

On the nvidia forums it was mentioned that the fix will be in the next release, but it may just be the stable driver.

I'm still not sure if gsync is actually affected since all reports seem to have come from freesync (gsync compatible) users.

Yes, I have a Freesync compatible monitor.
The issue was with the stable driver, which fixed the memory leak when using vkd3d. But for me, the freensync was more important. So I reverted back to the old Vulkan Driver. And for all vkd3d games I have, only on Assassins creed Valhalla I noticed the memory leak, on Cyberpunk, Death Stranding, Mortal Shell, Control, I do not have it.

But still, using nvidia-tkg I cannot find this new version to download. The latest is 470.62.02.

Edit: Just saw this on the Stable release post on their forums: The new 470.62.05 vulkan dev drivers released yesterday are also impacted by this.

So... no, it's not fixed.

nvidia-all from TKG definitely does have the update to 470.62.05. You need to do a git pull.
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