NVIDIA

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The NVIDIA GPU is a popular graphical chipset. It can be used with either open source (x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau) or proprietary (close source) drivers (x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers). Because it is more up-to-date and efficient, the proprietary driver is often seen as a must-have for the more computationally intensive 3D applications and games.

Available software

Closed-source drivers:

  • NVidia/nvidia-drivers - A guide on how to install the closed-source NVIDIA drivers as a primary display handler.
  • NVIDIA Optimus - How to implement the power of NVIDIA's Optimus in hybrid graphic setups.

Open-source drivers: