Nvidia Boosts Performance of Video Games in Linux by Up to Two Times

New Driver for Nvidia Speeds Up Linux Gaming on GeForce Systems

by Anton Shilov
11/07/2012 | 10:58 AM

Nvidia Corp. has been criticized for poor support of Linux operating system and low performance under the OS. To fix the situation, Nvidia this week introduced new R310 driver, which doubles performance in certain video games and dramatically reduces 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 potential of the world's biggest open-source operating system. The new R310 drivers were also thoroughly tested with Steam for Linux, the extension of Valve's popular Steam gaming platform that officially opened to gamers starting today.

The new R310 drivers are tailored to boost performance of the newest GeForce GTX 600 series GPUs. Still Gamers with previous generation GeForce GPUs, including the 8800 GT and above, are encouraged to download these new drivers as well.

“With this release, Nvidia has managed to increase the overall gaming performance under Linux. Nvidia took an unquestioned leadership position developing R310 drivers with us and other studios to provide an absolutely unequalled solution for Linux gamers," said Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing at Valve.