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.