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    The result of almost a year of development by NVIDIA, Valve and other game developers, the new GeForce R310 drivers are designed to give GeForce customers the best possible Linux-based PC gaming experience — and showcase the enormous potential of the world’s biggest open-source operating system.
    Available for download at www.geforce.com, the new R310 drivers were also thoroughly tested with Steam for Linux, the extension of Valve’s phenomenally popular Steam gaming platform that officially opened to gamers starting today.
    “With this release, NVIDIA has managed to increase the overall gaming performance under Linux,” said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve. “NVIDIA took an unquestioned leadership position developing R310 drivers with us and other studios to provide an absolutely unequalled solution for Linux gamers.”
    The R310 drivers support the newest GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs, which have redefined gaming for desktop and notebook PCs by combining revolutionary performance and gaming technology features with an incredibly power-efficient design. Gamers with previous generation GeForce GPUs, including the 8800 GT and above, are encouraged to download these new drivers as well.

    Source: http://ubuntuxtreme.com/news/nvidia-...-linux-gaming/

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    • Added support for the following GPUs:
      • VGX K1
      • VGX K2
    • Added a missing 32-bit compatibility library for libnvidia-opencl.so to the 64-bit Linux installer package.
    • Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
    • Fixed a performance issue with recent Linux kernels when allocating and freeing system memory.
    • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
    • Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
    • Added the option "--output-file" to nvidia-bug-report.sh to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
    • Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
    • Added sections to the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.

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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    If you will see the original PR, you will notice that the doubled performance was achieved only for Left for Dead 2. So they compared L4D2 Wine performance and the optimized Valve engine performance now.
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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    I've experience overall better performance in all my games!
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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    Okay guys, how do we activate this new driver. I can't it when I'm in the "additional drivers" tab of "Software Sources". Yes, I checked the box for "proposed". I'm running 12.10 64bit.

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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    In order to install these drivers one must download the .run from nvidia's website and follow my guide for the Binary drivers: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081649
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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    In order to install these drivers one must download the .run from nvidia's website and follow my guide for the Binary drivers: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081649
    What about the nvidia-experimental 310.14, is that just the beta? Is the actual 310.14 out?
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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dlambert View Post
    In order to install these drivers one must download the .run from nvidia's website and follow my guide for the Binary drivers: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081649

    Much easier to use the ppa. https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa
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    Re: New Nvidia Drivers with Much Improved Performance

    Quote Originally Posted by holastickboy View Post
    What about the nvidia-experimental 310.14, is that just the beta? Is the actual 310.14 out?
    The most current stable is 304.64. I can't wait for 310, but my guide will work for 3.10Beta.

    Quote Originally Posted by jerome1232 View Post

    I've had the PPA break my system too many times to count. And I live by the saying "If you want something done right, do it yourself"
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