Massive Improvements in New Linux Nvidia Driver 313.18, Download Now

Nvidia has just launched a huge update for their Linux driver

By on January 16th, 2013 14:21 GMT

Nvidia announced today, January 16, the immediate availability for download of the 313.18 version of its graphics driver for Linux operating systems.

Nvidia is making great strides for the Linux platform and is constantly improving the quality of their drivers, mostly by fixing problems spotted by the community.

This latest version made available, 313.18, is just as consistent as the previous updates and comes with a lot of new features and improvements.

Highlights of Nvidia Display Driver 313.18:

• Support for GeForce GTX 680MX and Tesla K20Xm has been added;
• Support has been added in NV-CONTROL and in nvidia-settings for changing the Double Precision performance boost mode on supported GPUs;
• A bug has been fixed in nvidia-settings that allowed unavailable features to be selected in some drop-down menus;
• Several OpenGL driver bugs, related to stencil-only framebuffer objects, have been fixed;
• Unofficial GLX protocol support has been added (i.e. for GLX indirect rendering) for the following extension and core commands;
• A bug that caused the cursor shadow to be clipped to 32x32 pixels, even on Kepler GPUs that support a 256x256 cursor image, has been repaired;
• Support for the GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension has been implemented;
• A bug that sometimes prevented rotation controls in the nvidia-settings control panel from working after changing resolutions has been fixed;
• A bug that could cause applications using GL_NV_vdpau_interop to crash during modeswitches has been repaired;
• A kernel module parameter, "NVreg_EnablePCIeGen3," which can be used to enable PCIe gen 3 when possible, has been added;
• libnvidia-encode.so library dependency has been repaired by linking it with libnvcuvid.so.1 instead of libnvcuvid.so while creating it.

A complete list of changes and updates can be found in the official announcement. Keep in mind that this is a short-lived release and you might encounter bugs and various problems.

Download Nvidia Display Driver 313.18 for Linux right now from Softpedia.
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