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VDPAU 1.1 Library Fixes H.265/HEVC Issues

Just days after NVIDIA released the VDPAU 1.0 library for Linux GPU-based video decoding support with H.265/HEVC added, libvdpau 1.1 was released to fix-up the support for this new video format.

16 March 2015 - libvdpau 1.1 - 3 Comments
NVIDIA Posts Full PhysX SDK Source Code

This past week as part of Epic Games making UE4 free to developers they managed to get NVIDIA to let them open up some of the PhysX source code as PhysX is depended upon by Unreal Engine 4 for physics handling. NVIDIA this past week ultimately opened up their entire PhysX SDK to everyone.

8 March 2015 - GitHub - 14 Comments
NVIDIA 340.76 Brings Three Stable Fixes

For conservative NVIDIA Linux users not quick to jump to new release streams, the 340.76 stable update is now available, which is also the driver that's continuing to provide long-term support for pre-Fermi graphics card users relying on NVIDIA's binary blob.

28 January 2015 - NVIDIA 340.xx - 4 Comments
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 Standalone Linux Tests

In continuation of this morning's launch-day article for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, the graphics card that's priced at $200 USD and is built on the very power efficient Maxwell architecture, here's some more Linux benchmark results.

22 January 2015 - GeForce GTX 960 Maxwell - 5 Comments
NVIDIA Announces The Tegra X1 SoC With Maxwell Graphics

For the better part of the year I've been using a NVIDIA Tegra K1 that sports four Cortex-A15 CPU cores and a Kepler class GPU, which yields incredible ARM performance and is all-around a great SoC. Kicking off CES week though is NVIDIA announcing the Tegra X1, which enters the 64-bit ARM world and is using a Maxwell GPU.

5 January 2015 - Tegra X1 - 18 Comments
VDPAU Updated To v0.9

Before going on holiday break, Aaron Plattner at NVIDIA released version 0.9 of the VDPAU library (libvdpau) and of the VDPAU information utility (vdpauinfo).

19 December 2014 - Version 0.9 - Add A Comment
GeForce GTX 970/980 Linux Benchmarks With NVIDIA 346.16 Driver

This week NVIDIA introduced the 346 Linux driver beta with a huge amount of changes and new features -- from GPU over-volting to NVENC and VP8 support. Curiosity got the best of me so I've now ran some GeForce GTX 970 and GTX 980 Linux benchmarks to see if the performance of these new, high-end Maxwell GPUs have changed at all with this latest proprietary driver release.

15 November 2014 - NVIDIA 346 Beta - 12 Comments
NVIDIA NVPTX Port Added To GCC

The NVPTX back-end has been committed to GCC 5 as part of the process for offloading support to NVIDIA graphics processors from the compiler.

10 November 2014 - NVPTX - 4 Comments
Linux Testing Of The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

After last month's review of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 on Linux, many Phoronix readers expressed interest in seeing tests of the GeForce GTX 970, another powerful Maxwell graphics card but costs much less than the GTX 980. I now have my hands on an EVGA GeForce GTX 970 and am working on Linux performance benchmarks for this graphics card.

17 October 2014 - GeForce GTX 970 - 3 Comments
NVIDIA Is Still Pushing For A New Linux OpenGL ABI

Besides going over their Mir/Wayland support plans, NVIDIA's Andy Ritger also provided the latest update concerning their work to push a new OpenGL ABI on Linux. This new Linux OpenGL ABI has been talked about every year since 2012 but it's still not yet fully materialized.

11 October 2014 - OpenGL ABI - 7 Comments

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