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  • NVIDIA Now Allows GeForce GPU Pass-Through For Windows VMs On Linux - Phoronix

    Along with today's NVIDIA 465 series Linux beta an exciting shift at the company is they are now supporting accelerated GPU access by VMs with their GeForce consumer GPUs.

    Moving forward NVIDIA is now supporting GeForce GPU passthrough for Windows virtual machines running from a Linux host.

    This is a big win for those wanting to run Windows games from within a virtual machine while maintaining your Linux host/desktop and are using a GeForce graphics card. NVIDIA previously did not support this GPU passthrough for their GeForce graphics cards but that is now being supported.

  • NVIDIA 465.19.01 Linux Beta Driver Released - Phoronix

    While looking forward to the NVIDIA 470 series Linux driver for Wayland support improvements, before getting there NVIDIA is first introducing the 465 driver series. Today marks the first publicly available NVIDIA 465 Linux driver beta.

  • NVIDIA releases the 465.19.01 Beta driver for Linux, looks like more Wayland work coming

    Get ready to do some more testing NVIDIA users, as a fresh Beta just went up for their mainline Linux drivers with 465.19.01 now available. This is a Beta for a future stable release, so unlike the separate Vulkan Beta branch, this is actually targeting normal desktop users.

    What does this bring? A slightly refreshed nvidia-settings application, one that is "more consistent about displaying layout controls which are only applicable for some displays or GPUs connected to the system".

    [...]

    In other NVIDIA news for Linux, their developer James Jones sent in a work-in-progress merge request to the Mesa git to enable the loading of alternative GBM backends. Looks like this is even more work coming in towards their improved Wayland and XWayland support for a future driver.

  • The Most Exciting Open-Source Graphics Driver News From Q1'2021

    Mesa this quarter saw the release of Mesa 21.0 with many OpenGL and Vulkan improvements, a lot of work continues building up around the Zink OpenGL-on-Vulkan implementation, Lavapipe continued advancing for software-based Vulkan, Intel and AMD continued with their stellar open-source hardware support, and performance optimizations in Mesa and lower down the stack are seemingly never-ending.

It's now easier to switch to Linux and play your PC games

  • It's now easier to switch to Linux and play your PC games with an Nvidia GeForce GPU

    You needn't pick sides when it comes to Linux and Windows anymore. If you want to work on Linux and game on Windows then you have options available to you in 2021. That list just got a little bit bigger as Nvidia now makes it possible to hand your Linux system's Windows VM a whole card's worth of GeForce graphical grunt.

    Nvidia has now enabled GPU passthrough support (in beta) for Windows virtual machines on GeForce graphics cards. This effectively means it's possible to run a Linux machine and then run a virtual Windows machine within it, and hand that unfettered access to a graphics card.

    Specifically a GeForce graphics card, too, and not one of Nvidia's more pricey enterprise grade GPUs. That's a big step for Nvidia, as it had previously kept most virtualisation functions out of the hands of owners of gaming cards, offering them up instead with its Quadro, Tesla, and other enterprise cards.

    Nvidia's touting it as a win for gamers that wish to primarily use Linux.

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