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NVIDIA Puts Out A Major Beta Linux Driver Update

Sep 08, 2010, 00:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"It was just one week ago that NVIDIA released a stable Linux driver update, but today for those wishing to live on the bleeding edge of NVIDIA's proprietary Linux driver development, the first beta release in the 260.xx series is now available for testing. The NVIDIA 260.19.04 Linux driver brings a lot to the table.

"First off, the 260.19.04 driver adds support for the nvcuvid API, which is a way for decoding video and exposing these surfaces to CUDA, which will allow applications to perform custom processing of the video like with trans-coding and video-processing applications. This NVIDIA API has already been available for Windows but now works with CUDA Linux platforms too."

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