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NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve, tweaks GeForce drivers just as Steam for Linux beta launches

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NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve, tweaks Linux GeForce drivers to double performance

NVIDIA and Linux haven’t always been the most welcoming of bedfellows, but Valve seems to be defrosting that relationship somewhat. The Half Life maker has helped NVIDIA to tweak its 600 series GeForce drivers to reduce games’ loading times when used on Linus’ operating system. The R310 drivers are said to double performance when using Steam for Linux, which opens for beta today, meaning that you can try and survive twice as many zombie apocalypses in Left 4 Dead than you could a week ago.

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NVIDIA gets a little help from Valve, tweaks GeForce drivers just as Steam for Linux beta launches originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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