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NVIDIA 396.18 beta driver is out with a new Vulkan SPIR-V compiler to reduce shader compilation time

By liamdawe, 10 April 2018 at 5:57 pm UTC (25 Comments)
The new NVIDIA 396.18 beta is officially out and it's one of the more interesting driver releases from NVIDIA.

NVIDIA dropping support for 32bit Linux this month, also dropping Fermi series support

By liamdawe, 9 April 2018 at 3:36 pm UTC (48 Comments)
If you're an NVIDIA user still on 32bit, you might want to think about finally updating as this month NVIDIA will be moving to only providing critical security updates for 32bit systems.

Mesa 18.0 released, further advancing Linux graphics drivers

By liamdawe, 27 March 2018 at 7:37 pm UTC (63 Comments)
Mesa 18.0 has been officially released today after a bit of a wait, further advancing Linux graphics drivers.

AMD have now officially open-sourced their 'AMDVLK' Linux Vulkan driver

By liamdawe, 22 December 2017 at 12:41 pm UTC (20 Comments)
Typical really, the day after I do a review of 2017 and mention how AMD announced they would finally release it, but still didn't, they then go and do it today.

Mesa 17.3.0 released to further advance open source graphics drivers

By liamdawe, 8 December 2017 at 2:37 pm UTC (5 Comments)
Mesa 17.3.0 is the latest version of the open source graphics drivers and it has officially released today.

NVIDIA has confirmed a driver bug resulting in a loss of performance on Linux

By liamdawe, 30 November 2017 at 2:11 pm UTC (42 Comments)
It seems there's a performance bug in recent NVIDIA drivers that has been causing a loss of performance across likely all GPUs.

NVIDIA 387.22 driver released, adds support for the GTX 1070Ti and more

By liamdawe, 31 October 2017 at 10:58 am UTC (4 Comments)
The latest NVIDIA driver release 387.22 is now out. It brings in support for the new GTX 1070Ti card and more.

The RADV Vulkan driver for AMD GPUs now has a shader cache in Mesa, plus more Mesa news

By liamdawe, 12 October 2017 at 10:08 am UTC (7 Comments)
Following on from the OpenGL shader cache, RADV the open source Vulkan driver for AMD cards can also now make use of a shader cache.

Mesa now has more games in the whitelist for threaded GL

By liamdawe, 14 September 2017 at 9:46 pm UTC (2 Comments)
The threaded GL dispatch code to speed up some Linux games currently uses a Whitelist and now more games have been added.

Mesa 17.2 officially released

By liamdawe, 4 September 2017 at 6:56 pm UTC (12 Comments)
The open source graphics drivers, Mesa, have been updated to 17.2 which is a major new release bringing in many changes.

AMD RX Vega GPUs released along with a new AMDGPU-PRO Driver

By liamdawe, 14 August 2017 at 4:09 pm UTC (25 Comments)
The brand new line of AMD GPUs are upon us, with the release of AMD RX Vega along with a new AMDGPU-PRO Driver.

Mesa has a few more games in the threaded OpenGL whitelist as of today

By liamdawe, 25 July 2017 at 7:59 pm UTC (12 Comments)
Landing in the public Mesa-git mailing list within the last few minutes, more games have been added to the whitelist to make use of threaded OpenGL for better performance.

NVIDIA has released the 375.82 and 384.59 drivers

By liamdawe, 25 July 2017 at 12:29 pm UTC (15 Comments)
NVIDIA have released two driver updates recently, 375.82 and 384.59 both with plenty of fixes and new GPU support.

OpenGL multithreading in Mesa is ready for wider testing

By liamdawe, 10 July 2017 at 8:33 am UTC (22 Comments)
A Mesa developer wrote into the public Mesa-dev mailing list to ask for testers of OpenGL multithreading in Mesa so that they can grow the whitelist of games that will use it.

NVIDIA 384.47 beta driver released, includes a fix for newer Feral titles

By liamdawe, 30 June 2017 at 8:18 am UTC (23 Comments)
NVIDIA have released the 384.47 beta driver and it includes support for more GPUs and it has a fair amount of bug fixes. One notable bug fix is that it fixes an issue with newer Feral games.
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