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NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Boost to Linux Gaming

NVIDIA today announced the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® 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, 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 600 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 For more NVIDIA news, company and product information, videos, images and other information, visit the NVIDIA newsroom. The NVIDIA Flickr page hosts the entire lineup of GeForce product photos.

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  • redrev
    Nov 06, 2012 5:35 pm

    Good to see that nvidia has finaly started to see linux users as potential and good customers for their products. With Windows 8 debacle and Valve investing into linux, it shouldn’t be a great surprise though, question remains is what is ATI/AMD doing, even in Windows space with their horrible Catalyst drivers.

    • Linux Game News
      Nov 07, 2012 5:06 pm

      ATI/AMD have been slow to the draw for some time. Years in fact. The pressure will be on now that Linux gaming is taking a more fervent lead in the community. Any lack of proprietary support could have a strong impact on sales.
      However, it is a pleasure to see a more positive potential with NVIDIA capabilities in their driver updates. 🙂

      Todd B.
      Linux Game News &
      Linux Game Consortium

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