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NVIDIA are working towards better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux

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Thanks to a little Twitter tip, we've learned today that NVIDIA are indeed working to provide better support for NVIDIA Optimus on Linux.

SC Controller, incredibly useful UI/Driver for the Steam Controller has a new release

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If you ever have issues with games not picking up your Steam Controller correctly, you should probably take a look at the excellent SC Controller project.

NVIDIA pushed out two new Linux drivers recently with 396.45 and 390.77

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NVIDIA are pushing forward with improving their Linux driver in many areas, with two driver series seeing updated in the past week.

Mesa now supports OpenGL 4.4 Compatibility Profile for radeonsi

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Good news for those of you using an AMD GPU, as Mesa with radeonsi now has support for compatibility profiles up to OpenGL 4.4.

xpadneo is an 'advanced' Linux driver for the Xbox One S wireless gamepad

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xpadneo seems like an interesting project for those of you who own the Xbox One S wireless gamepad, allowing you to connect it Bluetooth with other fun features.

The excellent SC Controller project adds Bluetooth support

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SC Controller, the rather great driver and user interface for working with the Steam Controller (and now many others) outside of Steam recently added Bluetooth support.

Mesa 18.1 is out with the shader cache on for Intel

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Open source drivers on Linux have advanced rather quickly and now we have another fresh release out with Mesa 18.1 which was released yesterday.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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