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NVIDIA 169.04 (beta) Drivers for Linux

NVIDIA has released new BETA drivers for x86 and x64 (AMD64/EM64T). This new driver is now off of their latest 169 code line and will possibly net some performance benefit on top of the long release highlights list:

  • Added support for GeForce 8800 GT.
  • Improved modesetting support on Quadro/GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 6200/7200/7300 GPUs multi-core/SMP systems.
  • Improved hotkey switching support for some Lenovo notebooks.

  • Fixed a problem with Compiz after VT-switching.
  • Improved RENDER performance.
  • Improved interaction with Barco and Chi Mei 56″ DFPs, as well as with some Gateway 19″ DFPs.
  • Added an interface to monitor PowerMizer state information.
  • Fixed rendering corruption in Maya’s Graph Editor.
  • Improved interaction between SLI AFR and swap groups on certain Quadro FX GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused corruption with redirected XV on GPUs without TurboCache support.
  • Improved display device detection on GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Improved usability of NVIDIA-settings at lower resolutions like 1024×768 and 800×600.
  • Improved GLX visual consolidation when using Xinerama with Quadro/GeForce 8 series and older GPUs.
  • Added experimental support for running the X server at Depth 30 (10 bits per component) on Quadro G8x and later GPUs.
  • Worked around a Linux kernel/toolchain bug that caused soft lockup errors when suspending on some Intel systems.

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x86:

x64 (AMD64/EM64T)

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