NVIDIA 535.54.03 Released with New Extensions & Better Wayland Support

NVIDIA announced the new 535.54.03 graphics driver few days ago, as the latest production branch version for Linux!

The release added new VK_EXT_memory_priority extension support, allowing application to prevent important allocations from being moved to slower memory. Also, it added VK_EXT_pageable_device_memory extensions support, allowing to dynamically adjust the priority of existing memory allocations.

NVIDIA 535.54.03 also added support for driving very high pixel clock mode timings such as 8K @ 60Hz, added extended Dynamic Boost support, on notebooks to include older Renoir and Cezanne chipsets, in addition to Rembrandt and newer AMD chipsets. This optimizes overall system performance per watt, on notebooks running with AC power.

For Linux Wayland, that’s default in Ubuntu 22.04 + and Fedora Workstation, the new driver added version 4 of linux-dmabuf protocol support, and fixed some wayland related bugs.

There are also many features backported from the latest feature branch version (NVIDIA 530.41.03), including suspend and resume support when using GSP firmware, H264/H265 video decoding extension, and new NV-CONTROL attributions to allow syncing a Quadro Sync II card to different House Sync signal rates.

Other changes include:

    • Minecraft (Java Edition) performance improvements on RTX 3000 series GPUs.
    • Add nvoptix.bin to the driver package.
    • Add power usage and power limits information to nvidia-settings
    • Update NV_CTRL_GPU_POWER_SOURCE NV-CONTROL API to report undersized power source.
    • And more.

How to Get NVIDIA 535.54.03

For the release note and official download link (for x86_64), go to the link page below:

For Ubuntu users, just wait! Your system developers will build the most recent NVIDIA drivers, and make them available in ‘Additional Drivers‘. If you can’t wait, try this Ubuntu PPA.

Fedora and RHEL users can enable the RPM Fusion repository form GNOME Software properties dialog, it will build the package for all support Fedora/RHEL releases.

For Arch Linux, the new driver package is already available in system extra repository, just install it via your favorite package manager and enjoy!

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