Question about drivers

I’m wondering if you can use any one of the beta drivers for linux and run CUDA on it, or if you need the special driver provided on the cuda site?

The problem I have is that the card I want isn’t supported by the driver on the “get CUDA” site (177.67), instead my card was introduced with the recently released 177.76 driver.

All you can do is try it and find out. Unfortunately, NVIDIA still doesn’t provide a section in the driver release notes mentioning which versions of CUDA are supported… at least they didn’t the last time I checked.

I expect it will work: After the official release of CUDA 1.1, every single official driver release, including betas, supported CUDA 1.1. I would think it would be the same with CUDA 2.0.

177.76 provides the same level of CUDA support as 177.67.

I am using the 177.78 driver with a 9800GT. Before that I used 177.67. I do not see any difference in behavior between the two drivers, having tested it with several CUDA examples, SDK and my own.