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Nvidia Releases 337.12 Beta Driver, Brings Back Over-clocking

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Nvidia is looking to get even more serious about Linux with their push to put over-clocking back in the Linux driver, hooray!

Announced today is 337.12 a beta driver, so use at your own risk. Along-side the usual assortment of new GPU support it fixes bugs it finally brings back over-clocking and under-clocking:
QuoteAdded the ability to over- and under-clock certain GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 400 series and later. For GPUs that allow it, an offset can be applied to clock values in some clock domains of some performance levels. This clock manipulation is done at the user's own risk. See the README documentation of the "CoolBits" X configuration option for more details.


It is good to see them push more features for Linux to be on-par with Windows, although I am not sure why they ever took this ability away.

You can find the driver here. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Xpander 8 April 2014 at 8:30 pm UTC
yeah finaly ...
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i wont probably OC much though... doesnt give the needed boost anyway and when the card is getting older i will get a newer anyway.

but those who have weaker GPUs and are pretty much on the edge of droping below 30 fps for games, small boost can help to make this experience better.
PlayX 8 April 2014 at 9:25 pm UTC
Nice. I hope X Edgers doenst wait so long like they did for the 334.
Hopefulle the bug from 334 is gone wich makes my Desktop unusable. Graphic glitches everywhere, only Downgrade to 331 did help.
JoZ3 8 April 2014 at 9:58 pm UTC
Every day I hate more my HD7850... why amd, Why????
Anonymous 9 April 2014 at 12:05 am UTC
Beta? no way!
mrdeathjr 9 April 2014 at 1:40 am UTC
On my side works good

on assassins creed brotherhood multiplayer online video with nvidia 337.12 drivers and this is progression with lastest wine (1.7.15 - 1.7.16) and nvidia drivers 334.21 and 337.12


Wine 1.7.15 + 334.21

View video on youtube.com


Wine 1.7.16 + 334.21

View video on youtube.com


Wine 1.7.16 + Nvidia 337.12

View video on youtube.com



and othera as shadow warrior

View video on youtube.com


most games at now works good at seem more smoothly than 334.21 on various games (i tested test drive unlimited 2, injustice god among us and maybe others, this titles maybe stay tomorrow on my channel) tested wine with this drivers 337.12


mrdeathjr 9 April 2014 at 1:44 am UTC
JoZ3Every day I hate more my HD7850... why amd, Why????

But this situation is mainly on linux, on wine its more critical

Anonymous 9 April 2014 at 2:04 am UTC
Xpanderyeah finaly ...
<img src="https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28788188/ss_09042014_00.23.41.png" class="img-responsive bbcodeimage-comment" alt="img">

i wont probably OC much though... doesnt give the needed boost anyway and when the card is getting older i will get a newer anyway.

but those who have weaker GPUs and are pretty much on the edge of droping below 30 fps for games, small boost can help to make this experience better.

On lower end cards maybe give troubles because coolers, power components, heat sink not be adequate for overclocking

But on higher cards (as yours for example) maybe is possible because coolers, power components and heat sink is more adequate for overclocking, and show many custom coolers and heat sinks of vga manufacturers for overclocking

And maybe appears better results on pc titles when high gpu use (metro maybe???) with your higher settings

Xpander 9 April 2014 at 2:13 am UTC
AnonymousOn lower end cards maybe give troubles because coolers, power components, heat sink not be adequate for overclocking

But on higher cards (as yours for example) maybe is possible because coolers, power components and heat sink is more adequate for overclocking, and show many custom coolers and heat sinks of vga manufacturers for overclocking

And maybe appears better results on pc titles when high gpu use (metro maybe???) with your higher settings


the problem is... i really havent seen a game that doesnt run max with my relatively mid end 660Ti
on linux. that is ofc and at 1080p. Metro LL runs above 40 as well.

and yeah low end cards have cheaper coolers and power components.. thats true... but oc gain there is usualy better cause those cards perform poorly and even small step in clocks gives something...
mrdeathjr 9 April 2014 at 2:41 am UTC
For disgrace on entry card level, coolers, heat sinks and power components on this vgas its only for work at stock frequencies

Back to topic maybe can try the witcher 2, this game on higher settings is too heavy

killx_den 9 April 2014 at 1:29 pm UTC
mrdeathjrFor disgrace on entry card level, coolers, heat sinks and power components on this vgas its only for work at stock frequencies

Back to topic maybe can try the witcher 2, this game on higher settings is too heavy


I still have 310.xx driver on Mint 15 and the witcher 2 runs smooth for me in wine on high@1080p.
I just played 10 mins and didn't try it any further because I have read about the witcher 2 port that will come to Linux ^^.

My specs:

i7 3770k
geforce 670GTX
32GB RAM
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