Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD driver 525.53 [beta]

Release highlights since 520.56.06:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:

    • GeForce RTX 3050
    • GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU
    • GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
    • GeForce RTX 3090 Ti
    • RTX A500 Laptop GPU
    • RTX A1000 Embedded GPU
    • RTX A2000 Embedded GPU
    • RTX A1000 Laptop GPU
    • RTX A2000 8GB Laptop GPU
    • RTX A3000 12GB Laptop GPU
    • RTX A4500 Embedded GPU
    • RTX A4500 Laptop GPU
    • RTX A5500 Laptop GPU
    • T550 Laptop GPU
    • NVIDIA GeForce MX550
    • NVIDIA GeForce MX570
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2050
    • NVIDIA PG509-210
    • GeForce RTX 3050 OEM
  • Fixed a bug which caused Dynamic Boost to not engage on certain Ampere GPU based notebooks.

  • Added support for Dynamic Boost on notebooks with AMD CPUs.

  • Fixed a bug that resulted in stutter when moving windows in GNOME.

  • Added support for the EGL_MESA_platform_surfaceless extension.

  • Updated the nvidia-settings control panel to prevent the creation of display layouts that exceed hardware size limitations when using the SLI Mosaic configuration page, and to display a warning if such a layout is created manually in the Display Configuration page.

  • Removed the hard dependency on GTK 2 when building nvidia-settings from source. nvidia-settings may now be built with support for GTK 2 only, GTK 3 only, or both GTK 2 and GTK 3.

  • Updated the open kernel modules to support Quadro Sync, Stereo, rotation in X11, and YUV 4:2:0 on Turing.

  • Updated an error message that nvidia-installer displays when kernel header files cannot be found to print full paths for the missing files.

  • Updated nvidia-installer to use “command -v” in place of depending on “which” to determine the availability and location of certain tools.

  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-settings to find incorrect fan speed ranges on some GPUs. Lower-level layers of the driver protected the hardware from programming incorrect fan speeds, so the symptom was only incorrect reporting. Now, reporting in nvidia-settings matches what actually gets programmed in hardware.

  • Turing and later: fixed possible excessive GPU power draw on an idle X11 or Wayland desktop when driving high resolutions or refresh rates.

  • Fixed an issue where HDMI audio output was not working in some cases, especially with high display refresh rates (120Hz, 100Hz, etc.) using Fixed Rate Link (FRL) transmission mode.

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