NVIDIA has made available a new GeForce Graphics Vulkan Driver, namely driver version 457.83 (455.50.02 for Linux) Beta, which adds support for linear images in host-visible video memory and fixes a crash Vulkan swapchain initialization on older versions of Windows 10.

In addition to that, the current build also resolves an OpenGL issue where imported Vulkan buffers would fail with GL_OUT_OF_MEMORY on Linux if marked as resident, and correct VK_EXTERNAL_SEMAPHORE_HANDLE_TYPE_D3D12_FENCE_BIT semaphore export support on Windows platforms.

When it comes to supported platforms, this new release is suitable for both desktop and notebook configurations powered by Microsoft’s Windows 7 and 10 operating systems (64-bit only). Moreover, the producer has also provided a downloadable file compatible with Linux OSes.

As for installation, save the package that is designed for your OS, close all programs and processes that might interfere with the upgrade, run the downloaded fi… (read more)