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:
- 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
- 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.