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NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming

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NVIDIA today announced the latest NVIDIA GeForce drivers -- R310 -- double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming on the Linux operating system.

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.

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I guess we know what the Steambox will be running when it comes to the GPU.
 

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Don't buy from Nvidia, enemy of your freedoms.
 
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I like these words: "unquestioned leadership" "unequalled solution" "double the performance"
 

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Nice!

I hope AMD pull their finger out because of this. They've never (really) had decent Linux drivers.
 
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im just hoping gaming picks up on linux so it can be realized as a great OS and more common
 
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Well I hope this trend goes on and AMD/ATI follows because I won't adopt Windows 8 if they do not change some things.

It's good to have a choice, especially if Linux is one of those choices.
 
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When can we see huge performance improving Windows drivers. 12.11 did wonder for AMD, waiting on Nvidia to bring something close to that.
 
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they do now


When can we see huge performance improving Windows drivers. 12.11 did wonder for AMD, waiting on Nvidia to bring something close to that.
You would be waiting for a while. A huge improvement means that your drivers kind of sucked to begin with, and you made them better. If NV's drivers are already good, then there is not that much room to bring such a huge boost.
 
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Linux is fine and everything, but its not for everyone. I really hate this push to gaming on it. Id rather just use windows and play my game. Not have to have a degree in programming to figure it out.

I think its ridiculous on how some Linux versions you have to recompile your kernal after doing driver installs for it to work right.
 
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You would be waiting for a while. A huge improvement means that your drivers kind of sucked to begin with, and you made them better. If NV's drivers are already good, then there is not that much room to bring such a huge boost.
Nah it's not like I'm expecting for 50% increase. Drivers aren't THAT bad :p. Minimum 10% like 12.11 should be doable, especially in SLI where GPU usage isn't always high but FPS drops randomly.
 
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Linux is fine and everything, but its not for everyone. I really hate this push to gaming on it. Id rather just use windows and play my game. Not have to have a degree in programming to figure it out.

I think its ridiculous on how some Linux versions you have to recompile your kernal after doing driver installs for it to work right.
what you aren't recognizing though is that if a large gamer adoption of linux takes place there will be greater support for the "simplified" functionality of linux... people will want it to be intuitive like windows and greater support for the OS will help it get there
 

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Linux is fine and everything, but its not for everyone. I really hate this push to gaming on it. Id rather just use windows and play my game. Not have to have a degree in programming to figure it out.

I think its ridiculous on how some Linux versions you have to recompile your kernal after doing driver installs for it to work right.
im glad they are this is a huge leap forward and exactly what linux needed. you dont need a degree in programming and compiling a kernal if you know how is pretty much the most fantastic thing in the universe. imagine your OS built around your PC lighter faster stronger better stability and uptime.
 

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im glad they are this is a huge leap forward and exactly what linux needed. you dont need a degree in programming and compiling a kernal if you know how is pretty much the most fantastic thing in the universe. imagine your OS built around your PC lighter faster stronger better stability and uptime.
Ill take that with a grain of salt.
 
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im glad they are this is a huge leap forward and exactly what linux needed. you dont need a degree in programming and compiling a kernal if you know how is pretty much the most fantastic thing in the universe. imagine your OS built around your PC lighter faster stronger better stability and uptime.
I tried Linux a month or so ago (Mint) and they have a LONG way to go before its ready for the masses. Took me a day to figure out how to confirm the firewall was on.

Granted I did have a lot of fun learning something new but, its not for noobs like me and definitely not for the masses.........yet.
 

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I tried Linux a month or so ago (Mint) and they have a LONG way to go before its ready for the masses. Took me a day to figure out how to confirm the firewall was on.

Granted I did have a lot of fun learning something new but, its not for noobs like me and definitely not for the masses.........yet.
Exactly, At work I have to work on solaris machines and Linux, and its a pain in the ass!
 

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I tried Linux a month or so ago (Mint) and they have a LONG way to go before its ready for the masses. Took me a day to figure out how to confirm the firewall was on.

Granted I did have a lot of fun learning something new but, its not for noobs like me and definitely not for the masses.........yet.
thats because its linux mint. to each their own i suppose.
 
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thats because its linux mint. to each their own i suppose.
That's what was recommended to me as being the most simple. I aint gonna argue with you or anyone else about it. I'm very ignorant of the platform. I was just stating my limited personal experience that's all. :toast:
 
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Installing Now

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

:D :D :D
 
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Installing Now

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
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:D :D :D
You see!!! WTF DOES THAT EVEN MEAN! :laugh:
 

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You see!!! WTF DOES THAT EVEN MEAN! :laugh:
Its quite confusing to me too but I think if someone used linux there whole lives and tried to use CMD prompt (MSDOS even though its almost completely butchered now) it would be just as confusing.
 

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Quite a few of my friends uses Ubuntu, they seem pretty "usable" to me. You certainly don't need a computer science degree to use it (one of them studied Biomedical Science).