Nvidia 313.09 (BETA) released

Nvidia has released their first binary Linux graphics driver beta in the 313.xx series. The NVIDIA 313.09 Beta has bug-fixes plus new features to make for an exciting Linux gaming experience.


  • Version: 313.09 BETA
  • Release Date: 2012.12.12
  • Operating System: Linux 64-bit
  • Language: English (U.S.)
  • File Size: 64.8 MB


  • Updated the NVIDIA X driver to reprobe displays when VT-switching to X, to allow reporting of hotplug events when displays are connected or disconnected while VT-switched away from X.
  • Added unofficial GLX protocol support (i.e for GLX indirect rendering) for the following extension and core commands.
  • ARB_vertex_array_object
  • OpenGL 3.0 commands ClearBufferfi, ClearBufferfv, ClearBufferiv, ClearBufferuiv and GetStringi.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the cursor shadow to be clipped to 32×32 pixels, even on Kepler GPUs that support a 256×256 cursor image.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some cursor image updates from taking effect on displays with rotation or other transformations applied.
  • Fixed cursor alpha blending artifacts on displays with rotation or other transformations applied.
  • Added support for the GLX_EXT_buffer_age extension.
  • Improved the performance of glDrawPixels() by up to 450% when the pixel data is of type GL_BYTE.
  • Fixed libnvidia-encode.so library dependency by linking it with libnvcuvid.so.1 instead of libnvcuvid.so while creating it.
  • Improved performance of OpenGL framebuffer object binds with Xinerama enabled by 2000-3000% when the application’s windows do not span screen boundaries.
  • Fix performance issues when using some versions of HyperMesh with Quadro GPUs.



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2 Comments on "Nvidia 313.09 (BETA) released"

  1. CJ Holder December 14, 2012 at 18:27 -

    This is great and I’m sure there’s more to come. Linux gaming will be great 😀

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