Release highlights since 396.54:
* Added a graphics API visual indicator. It can be toggled through
nvidia-settings' "OpenGL Settings" panel, the
__GL_SHOW_GRAPHICS_OSD environment variable, or the
GLShowGraphicsOSD application profile. See the README for more
Added support for X11 RandR transformations on outputs where the NVIDIA X
driver is used as a synchronized RandR 1.4 output source (i.e., “PRIME
Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL corruption on outputs where the NVIDIA X
driver was used as an RandR 1.4 output source (i.e., “PRIME”), and the
output sink required a software cursor.
Fixed an X driver RandR output source (i.e., “PRIME”) bug that could cause
a duplicate cursor to appear on such outputs.
Exposed EGL 1.5 in the EGL version string. This does not add
any extra functionality to the EGL driver. All EGL 1.5 features
were already supported through EGL 1.4 plus extensions.
Added support for the following GPUs:
- GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
- GeForce RTX 2080
- Tesla V100-SXM2-16GB-LS
- Tesla V100-PCIE-16GB-LS
- Tesla V100-SXM2-32GB-LS
- Tesla V100-SXM3-32GB
Added the OptiX ray tracing engine, libnvoptix.so.1, to the driver
This library is loaded by the liboptix.so.* library bundled with
applications that use the OptiX API.
Updated nvidia-installer to allow the --no-cc-version-check option to
disable the compiler version check when installing with DKMS.
Added experimental support for VK_EXT_global_priority.
Removed support for the VK_NV_glsl_shader Vulkan extension.
This extension was added before the Vulkan ecosystem had mature
SPIR-V compilers and tools. Now that the SPIR-V compilers and
tools have advanced, Vulkan developers are encouraged to use SPIR-V
instead of GLSL.
Fixed a bug that caused VDPAU-decoded H.265/HEVC content to have
interlaced artifacts when shared with OpenGL through the
Implemented support for Vulkan real-time ray tracing extensions
(VK_NV_raytracing). Two new libraries, libnvidia-rtcore.so and
libnvidia-cbl.so, have been added to support the new functionality.
These new libraries are needed by Vulkan at run-time to expose the
new extension. If they are not found, Vulkan will continue to work
without VK_NV_raytracing support.
Removed OpenGL header files from the installer package, which were
deprecated and not installed by default since release 260.19.04, but
could still be installed with the ‘–opengl-headers’ option.
If your distribution doesn’t provide a package with headers, up-to-date
headers can be found at these locations:
Added support for the following GPU:
- Quadro P5200 with Max-Q Design
- Quadro P4200 with Max-Q Design
- Quadro P2000 with Max-Q Design
Added the synchronization state for PRIME Displays to nvidia-settings.