Not long ago, NVIDIA extended its support for Chromebook which allowed users to run GeForce NOW on Linux. Most of the driver updates and NVIDIA works on Linux mainly benefits professional users more than everyday users and average consumers. But NVIDIA continues to bring updates and supports, and here’s another one added to the list.
A new NVIDIA driver has been released for Linux users, extending support and features once again! NVIDIA driver 450.66 has been released, brings two major supports. The new NVIDIA driver 450.66 brings support for multiple Quadro and Matrox GPUs. But that’s not all.
A sync fix has been brought to attention, which is mentioned in the changelog of what’s new in the 450.66 drivers.
Fixed triple buffering support of Vulkan X11 swapchains when applications are syncing to vblank.
Vulkan is a computer application that targets 3D graphics for games, videos, and interactive media across multiple platforms (cross-platform). When a tech blogger addressed this fix, this is what the software engineer working for NVIDIA has got to say about the update.
This addresses the issue of applications being capped to half the display refresh rate (for example, capped to 30 FPS on a 60 Hz display) when 1) they are flipping sync’d to vblank 2) use more than two swapchain images (which is the case of DXVK) and 3) they render below the display refresh rate. If such application renders at 54 FPS on a 60 Hz display, it should now flip at 54 FPS instead of 30 FPS.
-Damien Leone, NVIDIA
So, the latest driver not only brings extensive features but a great fix for gamers and streamers.
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