After it took NVIDIA until earlier this year to release the signed firmware for the GeForce GTX 900 "Maxwell" GPUs, I expected -- and based upon what I heard -- that it could be months before seeing the firmware for GeForce GTX 1000 "Pascal" GPUs in order to enable hardware acceleration with these latest-generation GPUs. Thus it's a huge surprise today to see NVIDIA already making public their Pascal GP100 firmware images!
It's not often we get to talk about NVIDIA developers making open-source contributions to Mesa... After all, their contributions to the Nouveau driver tend to be limited just to the Nouveau DRM/KMS kernel driver and even there seeing patches from the green giant tend to be very infrequent. The latest Mesa patches from NVIDIA aren't even tied to Nouveau but just for wiring up an EGL extension.
There's a lot of benchmarking going on this weekend at Phoronix in preparation for next week's Radeon RX 480 Linux review. Here are some fresh results on the NVIDIA side showing the current performance-per-dollar data for the NVIDIA Maxwell and Pascal graphics cards for seeing what the RX 480 "Polaris 10" card will be competing against under Linux.
NVIDIA used this week's International Super Computing Conference (ISC) in Germany to launch the PCI Express version of their Tesla P100 accelerator.
Yesterday NVIDIA released the 367.27 long-lived driver release to succeed the earlier 367 betas. That driver arrived too late for my initial round of GeForce GTX 1070 / 1080 Linux testing with that GTX 1070 review published this morning. However, since then I decided to fire up this stable driver release on Pascal.
NVIDIA has released the 367.27 Linux driver as their first stable release in the 367 driver series.
Following yesterday's Deep Learning and CUDA Benchmarks On The GeForce GTX 1080 Under Linux one of the Phoronix reader inquiries was about the OpenCL vs. CUDA performance on the GTX 1080... Is one GPGPU compute API faster than the other with NVIDIA's proprietary driver? Here are some side-by-side benchmarks.
Continuing on from this morning's NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review are some other OpenGL and OpenCL benchmarks ran from this $699+ high-end Pascal graphics card.
I've still been swamped with my 18+ hour days this week of testing the GeForce GTX 1080 and friends for our Linux review. Tomorrow morning is when my initial GeForce GTX 1080 Linux review will be published with OpenGL, OpenCL, and Vulkan benchmarks. Additional tests and other fun comparisons featuring the GTX 1080 will continue through the weekend. But while waiting for those featured articles, you can easily compare your own system's results to some of my initia GTX 1080 numbers.
In prepping for our forthcoming GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 Linux benchmarking, I've been running fresh rounds of benchmarks on my large assortment of GPUs, beginning with the GeForce hardware supported by the NVIDIA 367.18 beta driver. Here are the first of those benchmarks with the ten Maxwell/Kepler GPUs I've tested thus far.
Today is NVIDIA's paper launch of the GeForce GTX 1070 with the first Windows reviews going up. Our Linux review will be coming in the days ahead.
With the GeForce GTX 1080 now shipping, NVIDIA has made public the release candidate for CUDA 8.
This morning the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition cards are available for sale as well as various GTX 1080 cards offered by AIB partners.
Feral Interactive released F1 2015 for Linux earlier today and it sure is a demanding game. Here are some preliminary benchmark figures.
While the NVIDIA 367 Linux driver series is where the very latest proprietary driver features from the green team can be found, if you have been sticking to the NVIDIA 361 driver series since it's the current long-lived branch, a new release is now available.
The NVIDIA 367.18 beta Linux graphics driver was released this afternoon.
With the GTX 1080 media embargo lifted yesterday, NVIDIA is spending today getting out more details on the GTX 1070 that will begin shipping in early June.
Tonight was NVIDIA's big announcement that indeed was about the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1000 series.
NVIDIA wants you to spend your Friday night with them, at least virtually. There's an exciting unveil tomorrow.
While waiting for today's release of Tomb Raider on Linux, for which I just posted various NVIDIA Tomb Raider benchmarks on Ubuntu, I was running some other OpenGL benchmarks.
The NVIDIA 364.19 Linux graphics driver was released today as the first stable release in the NVIDIA 364 driver series.
For those that have been following NVIDIA's work on PRIME synchronization, the fifth version of these patches were mailed out on Wednesday.
While NVIDIA mainlined their Vulkan driver support in the NVIDIA 364 driver series, they issued another Vulkan-focused driver update yesterday for Linux and Windows for developers and enthusiasts wanting to try out the latest support for this high-performance graphics API.
Building off last month's NVIDIA 364.12 beta that brought Wayland and Mir support along with other major improvements to the NVIDIA proprietary Linux driver, out today is the NVIDIA 364.15 beta driver with some fixes added on top the 364 series.
From NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference, the company announced today the Tesla P100 as their most advanced accelerator based upon their Pascal "GP100" GPU.
Two weeks ago NVIDIA released their 364 Linux driver with initial support for Wayland and Mir. Some have asked why there aren't benchmarks yet or if GNOME 3.20 on Wayland supports the NVIDIA driver, but the short answer is the NVIDIA developers are still debating their implementation preferences with upstream Wayland developers.
While not nearly as exciting as the changes to find with the latest NVIDIA 364 Linux driver series, the 361.42 Linux driver is out today as the newest version in the 361 long-lived driver series.
NVIDIA's 364 Linux driver series is now available and it's pretty darn exciting!
Making the rounds on the Internet today is a rumor that NVIDIA Corp is allegedly working on their own Linux distribution.
A new open-source driver patch series was published today by an engineer at NVIDIA.
586 NVIDIA news articles published on Phoronix.