Nvidia updates its Vulkan drivers for Linux

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Video game lovers they are in luck, since the company Nvidia has launched a new update of its drivers, specifically in the Vulkan and OpenGL Drivers. This update, which has been released for both Windows and Linux, brings many notable news.

This update has corrected the bugs detected in previous versions. Besides that, it has improved the compatibility with some extensions, extensions that are related to both the graphical part and the memory management part.

The version of these Drivers it is specifically version 382.66, an update that also updates the Vulkan RT Loader to version 1.0.51.0. In addition, the stability of these graphics has been greatly improved, both in the Windows version and in the Linux version.

Finally, compatibility with the latest Nvidia graphics on the market has been added, be it Kepler, Pascal, GeForce or Quadro. Without a doubt, great news for all gamers who have a new graphics card, read us from Linux or read us from Windows.

With this, Nvidia continues to enhance the Vulkan API, which was born as an alternative to DirectX 12 and that manages to offer high-end graphics. Vulkan is the natural successor to the famous OpenGL and with a life of almost two years, it has correctly positioned itself as the alternative to DirectX 12.

Thus, the Linux world can also enjoy games with next generation graphics, something that allows users to play quietly on Steam for Linux (as long as their game is available) and not have to resort to Windows for this task, as was the case in the past. In addition, this also benefits users who did not want to upgrade to Windows 10 and therefore ran out of DirectX 12.

The new Nvidia Drivers they will be in the repositories of your favorite distribution and if they are not, they will soon be available.


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  1.   piranin said

    Good news for people who have Nvidia although for me it is not that I care much because I have everything amd (ryzen 5 and a 580) and they are what I hope they also do like Nvidia and update the linux drivers well pq compared to Nvidia they still lack and enough

  2.   DieGNU said

    Great update ... oh, wait, I need Optimus technology and it doesn't come out of their noses to bring it to Linux ...