NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming
New GeForce Drivers Optimized for Linux Double Frame Rates, Reduce
Game Loading Times
SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 -- NVIDIA today
announced the latest NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) drivers -- R310 -- double
the performance(1) 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.
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 6
00 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.
For an up-to-date third-party listing of games and applications that
are currently in development for Linux, visit the Marlamin site.
For more information on how GeForce GTX GPUs are dramatically
changing the way games are played and experienced on Linux, visit
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(1) Comparing 304.51 driver performance of 142.7 fps versus 310.14
driver performance of 301.4 fps in beta build of Left for Dead 2. All
tests run on the same system using Intel Core i7-3930K CPU @ 3.20GHz
with 8 GB memory, GeForce GTX 680 and Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit.
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to, statements as to: the impact and benefits of GeForce Drivers; and
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enhancements to our existing product and technologies; market
acceptance of our products or our partners products; design,
manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or
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loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated
into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in
the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
or SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 29,
2012. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on the
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forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance
and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law,
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Bryan Del Rizzo
NVIDIA Public Relations
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