Today, NVIDIA have released a new stable driver update in addition to an updated Vulkan beta driver and a new OpenGL beta driver.
Starting with NVIDIA 430.40 which is a stable driver release in their "Long Lived" branch which includes these changes:
- Added support for the following GPUs:
- GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
- Quadro RTX 3000 with Max-Q Design
- Fixed a driver installation failure in Linux kernel configurations with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU.
- Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to search the systemd journal for gdm-x-session logs.
- Added support to nvidia-installer for systems which provide ncurses libraries supporting the ncurses widechar ABI only.
They also put out the 418.52.18 Vulkan beta driver, which is where they test out the latest Vulkan features and new extensions. It comes with support for two new extensions added with Vulkan 1.1.117 and one from Vulkan 1.1.116:
Note: Currently the OpenGL beta and the Vulkan beta driver are the same. However, this will likely change in future. An NVIDIA developer mentioned to us on Twitter, that their schedules aligned for this release.
Busy day for NVIDIA drivers but it's really great to see them promptly release, especially helpful for developers looking to test out the very latest features of the different APIs.