NVIDIA R520 Linux driver is in preparation for release with new GPU support


It should come as no surprise with the release of the GeForce RTX 4090 series this week as the first Ada Lovelace GPUs, but NVIDIA is releasing a new feature branch driver for Linux users.

Last week’s release of NVIDIA CUDA 11.8 already included an NVIDIA 520 Linux driver option while NVIDIA is in the process of releasing the standalone driver v520.61.05.

Sources for the NVIDIA 520.61.05 Open GPU Kernel Driver appeared on GitHub this afternoon. Mentioned here with the 520.61.05 tag is simply the introduction of the NVIDIA H100 series GPUs. Since the Open GPU kernel driver is production-ready for workstation GPUs but not yet rated for production for consumer GPUs, it’s no surprise that they just mention the NVIDIA Hopper H100 series.

The NVIDIA 520 series driver also supports RTX 40 “Ada Lovelace” mainstream GPUs. The GeForce RTX 4090 is launched on Wednesday October 12.

No other changes are mentioned for the Linux NVIDIA 520 driver series, but beyond the new GPU support, you can also expect to see them pick up the latest Vulkan driver changes, regardless of the improvements. Wayland/GBM-related stuff they’ve made, and an assortment of fixes. .

I’ve been waiting, but so far the new NVIDIA 520.61.05 driver package is still unresolved on NVIDIA.com, but expect that new Linux driver to appear in the next few days.

What else do you hope to change with the NVIDIA 520 series Linux driver? Let us know in the forums.


Comments are closed.