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NVIDIA have a new Vulkan Beta driver out, adds a fix for DXVK

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NVIDIA continue advancing their special Vulkan Beta driver, the one that gets all the upcoming features that need a little extra time to brew.

Released today, the NVIDIA 440.43.02 driver includes a fix for those of you playing with DXVK, the D3D9/10/11 to Vulkan layer. Sometimes games might endlessly loop during shader compilation if no "OpSource instruction was present" which should now be sorted. Edit: From what I've now been told, this was specifically when using vkBasalt with DXVK.

Additionally, there's a fix for Linux Kernel 5.5 and "other minor fixes". Find their Vulkan Beta driver here.

Quite a small release, but it's the first Vulkan Beta of 2020 and so there's going to be a lot more to come later this year from the NVIDIA drivers. As a reminder, there's going to be a Linux-focused presentation at this year's NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC) happening in March where we might learn some more of their plans.

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Dunc 8 January 2020 at 6:52 pm UTC
I wonder if that's the issue I'm seeing with Fallout 4 at the moment. I know it's far from the most stable game anyway, but there's a particular recurrent lockup that disappears under WineD3D (which is practically unusable, at least on my system, but it doesn't crash).
rcrit 8 January 2020 at 7:03 pm UTC
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Odd, I've put 40+ hours into Fallout 4 over the last couple of weeks and haven't had any issues at all with Proton 4.11 and the 440.36 driver, at least beyond the usual hangs on exit. The only customization I did was to use protontricks to add a DLL override for xaudio 2.7 (which I should have done using env variables, meh).
Sparhawk 8 January 2020 at 7:06 pm UTC
I sometimes check my driver, and it is still at the same number. Then I read news like this and think: 'how does this apply to me? There is nothing new out'. So...what am I missing here?
peta77 8 January 2020 at 8:30 pm UTC
So, they're still having separate releases for the new Vulkan and standard stuff? So you have to decide which fixes you want to have/are more important to you? For how long is this now? .... way too long...
Anyway, I don't care; at the moment the openSUSE repository is broken/unsafe (problems with signature/gnuPG-key), so updating whichever branch is actually not a good idea right now..
Liam Dawe 8 January 2020 at 8:42 pm UTC
Article updated, made the DXVK bit clearer from additional info.
Julius 8 January 2020 at 8:49 pm UTC
SparhawkI sometimes check my driver, and it is still at the same number. Then I read news like this and think: 'how does this apply to me? There is nothing new out'. So...what am I missing here?

Depends on your distribution when that reaches you. On Ubuntu you can add a PPA with newer drivers or alternatively install a rolling distribution like Manjaro that gets updated drivers more often.

But it's all a trade off between stability and too many updates ;)
Sparhawk 8 January 2020 at 9:02 pm UTC
Julius
SparhawkI sometimes check my driver, and it is still at the same number. Then I read news like this and think: 'how does this apply to me? There is nothing new out'. So...what am I missing here?

Depends on your distribution when that reaches you. On Ubuntu you can add a PPA with newer drivers or alternatively install a rolling distribution like Manjaro that gets updated drivers more often.

But it's all a trade off between stability and too many updates ;)

Seems on Ubuntu a bit more waiting in that case. Thanks!
mrdeathjr 9 January 2020 at 2:11 am UTC
This driver come with vulkan 1.1.131

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dubigrasu 9 January 2020 at 2:16 am UTC
peta77So, they're still having separate releases for the new Vulkan and standard stuff? So you have to decide which fixes you want to have/are more important to you? For how long is this now? .... way too long...
Anyway, I don't care; at the moment the openSUSE repository is broken/unsafe (problems with signature/gnuPG-key), so updating whichever branch is actually not a good idea right now..
Since they are beta features I find normally to be in separated releases. You wouldn't want beta/untested/ potentially harmful features pushed to the stable releases, would you?
Sputnik_tr_02 9 January 2020 at 8:31 am UTC
peta77So, they're still having separate releases for the new Vulkan and standard stuff? So you have to decide which fixes you want to have/are more important to you? For how long is this now? .... way too long...
Anyway, I don't care; at the moment the openSUSE repository is broken/unsafe (problems with signature/gnuPG-key), so updating whichever branch is actually not a good idea right now..
The problem with the repo seems to be fixed. Updated today without issues.
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