NVIDIA Display Drivers R257.15 With OpenGL 4.0 Support



NVIDIA R256 display driver

NVIDIA R257.15 + OpenGL 4.0 + GTX 480



The first version of NVIDIA’s new R256 display driver branch is available. The release note is not available yet but NVIDIA R257.15 brings OpenGL 4.0 for all GTX 400 series (GTX 480 and GTX 470 for the moment). R257.15 is a beta driver and comes with PhysX 9.10.0222 runtimes.

You can download the R257.15 drivers here:



Here is the detailed view of GPU-Shark with a GeForce GTX 480:

NVIDIA R257.15 + GPU Shark + GTX 480



Here is an extract of GPU Caps Viewer report:

- OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GTX 480/PCI/SSE2
- Drivers Version: 8.17.12.5715 (5-21-2010) – nvoglv64
- OpenGL Version: 4.0.0
- GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 4.00 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
- MSAA: 2X
- MSAA: 4X
- MSAA: 8X
- MSAA: 16X
- MSAA: 32X
- OpenGL Extensions: 232 extensions

  • GL_ARB_blend_func_extended
  • GL_ARB_color_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_copy_buffer
  • GL_ARB_depth_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_depth_clamp
  • GL_ARB_depth_texture
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers_blend
  • GL_ARB_draw_indirect
  • GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex
  • GL_ARB_draw_instanced
  • GL_ARB_explicit_attrib_location
  • GL_ARB_fragment_coord_conventions
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow
  • GL_ARB_fragment_shader
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_ARB_geometry_shader4
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader5
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64
  • GL_ARB_half_float_pixel
  • GL_ARB_half_float_vertex
  • GL_ARB_imaging
  • GL_ARB_instanced_arrays
  • GL_ARB_map_buffer_range
  • GL_ARB_multisample
  • GL_ARB_multitexture
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query
  • GL_ARB_occlusion_query2
  • GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_point_parameters
  • GL_ARB_point_sprite
  • GL_ARB_provoking_vertex
  • GL_ARB_sample_shading
  • GL_ARB_sampler_objects
  • GL_ARB_seamless_cube_map
  • GL_ARB_shader_bit_encoding
  • GL_ARB_shader_objects
  • GL_ARB_shader_subroutine
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_100
  • GL_ARB_shadow
  • GL_ARB_sync
  • GL_ARB_tessellation_shader
  • GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_texture_buffer_object_rgb32
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression_bptc
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression_rgtc
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map_array
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_add
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_combine
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_crossbar
  • GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3
  • GL_ARB_texture_float
  • GL_ARB_texture_gather
  • GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_ARB_texture_multisample
  • GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two
  • GL_ARB_texture_query_lod
  • GL_ARB_texture_rectangle
  • GL_ARB_texture_rg
  • GL_ARB_texture_rgb10_a2ui
  • GL_ARB_texture_swizzle
  • GL_ARB_timer_query
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback2
  • GL_ARB_transform_feedback3
  • GL_ARB_transpose_matrix
  • GL_ARB_uniform_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_ARB_vertex_array_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object
  • GL_ARB_vertex_program
  • GL_ARB_vertex_shader
  • GL_ARB_vertex_type_2_10_10_10_rev
  • GL_ARB_window_pos
  • GL_ATI_draw_buffers
  • GL_ATI_texture_float
  • GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once
  • GL_S3_s3tc
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_add
  • GL_EXT_abgr
  • GL_EXT_bgra
  • GL_EXT_bindable_uniform
  • GL_EXT_blend_color
  • GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate
  • GL_EXT_blend_func_separate
  • GL_EXT_blend_minmax
  • GL_EXT_blend_subtract
  • GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_Cg_shader
  • GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test
  • GL_EXT_direct_state_access
  • GL_EXT_draw_buffers2
  • GL_EXT_draw_instanced
  • GL_EXT_draw_range_elements
  • GL_EXT_fog_coord
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample
  • GL_EXTX_framebuffer_mixed_formats
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_geometry_shader4
  • GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters
  • GL_EXT_gpu_shader4
  • GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays
  • GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil
  • GL_EXT_packed_float
  • GL_EXT_packed_pixels
  • GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object
  • GL_EXT_point_parameters
  • GL_EXT_provoking_vertex
  • GL_EXT_rescale_normal
  • GL_EXT_secondary_color
  • GL_EXT_separate_shader_objects
  • GL_EXT_separate_specular_color
  • GL_EXT_shader_image_load_store
  • GL_EXT_shadow_funcs
  • GL_EXT_stencil_two_side
  • GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
  • GL_EXT_texture3D
  • GL_EXT_texture_array
  • GL_EXT_texture_buffer_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_latc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_rgtc
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc
  • GL_EXT_texture_cube_map
  • GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_combine
  • GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3
  • GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic
  • GL_EXT_texture_integer
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
  • GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_shared_exponent
  • GL_EXT_texture_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_texture_swizzle
  • GL_EXT_timer_query
  • GL_EXT_transform_feedback2
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_EXT_vertex_attrib_64bit
  • GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip
  • GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_KTX_buffer_region
  • GL_NV_blend_square
  • GL_NV_conditional_render
  • GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color
  • GL_NV_copy_image
  • GL_NV_depth_buffer_float
  • GL_NV_depth_clamp
  • GL_NV_explicit_multisample
  • GL_NV_fence
  • GL_NV_float_buffer
  • GL_NV_fog_distance
  • GL_NV_fragment_program
  • GL_NV_fragment_program_option
  • GL_NV_fragment_program2
  • GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage
  • GL_NV_geometry_shader4
  • GL_NV_gpu_program4
  • GL_NV_gpu_program4_1
  • GL_NV_gpu_program5
  • GL_NV_gpu_program_fp64
  • GL_NV_gpu_shader5
  • GL_NV_half_float
  • GL_NV_light_max_exponent
  • GL_NV_multisample_coverage
  • GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint
  • GL_NV_occlusion_query
  • GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil
  • GL_NV_parameter_buffer_object
  • GL_NV_parameter_buffer_object2
  • GL_NV_pixel_data_range
  • GL_NV_point_sprite
  • GL_NV_primitive_restart
  • GL_NV_register_combiners
  • GL_NV_register_combiners2
  • GL_NV_shader_buffer_load
  • GL_NV_texgen_reflection
  • GL_NV_texture_barrier
  • GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc
  • GL_NV_texture_env_combine4
  • GL_NV_texture_expand_normal
  • GL_NV_texture_multisample
  • GL_NV_texture_rectangle
  • GL_NV_texture_shader
  • GL_NV_texture_shader2
  • GL_NV_texture_shader3
  • GL_NV_transform_feedback
  • GL_NV_transform_feedback2
  • GL_NV_vertex_array_range
  • GL_NV_vertex_array_range2
  • GL_NV_vertex_attrib_integer_64bit
  • GL_NV_vertex_buffer_unified_memory
  • GL_NV_vertex_program
  • GL_NV_vertex_program1_1
  • GL_NV_vertex_program2
  • GL_NV_vertex_program2_option
  • GL_NV_vertex_program3
  • GL_NVX_conditional_render
  • GL_NVX_gpu_memory_info
  • GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap
  • GL_SGIS_texture_lod
  • GL_SGIX_depth_texture
  • GL_SGIX_shadow
  • GL_SUN_slice_accum
  • GL_WIN_swap_hint
  • WGL_EXT_swap_control
  • WGL_ARB_buffer_region
  • WGL_ARB_create_context
  • WGL_ARB_create_context_profile
  • WGL_ARB_extensions_string
  • WGL_ARB_make_current_read
  • WGL_ARB_multisample
  • WGL_ARB_pbuffer
  • WGL_ARB_pixel_format
  • WGL_ARB_pixel_format_float
  • WGL_ARB_render_texture
  • WGL_ATI_pixel_format_float
  • WGL_EXT_extensions_string
  • WGL_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
  • WGL_EXT_pixel_format_packed_float
  • WGL_NV_float_buffer
  • WGL_NV_multisample_coverage
  • WGL_NV_render_depth_texture
  • WGL_NV_render_texture_rectangle

===================================[ OpenCL Capabilities ]
- Num OpenCL platforms: 1
- Name: NVIDIA CUDA
- Version: OpenCL 1.0 CUDA 3.1.1
- Profile: FULL_PROFILE
- Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
- Num devices: 1
- CL_DEVICE_NAME: GeForce GTX 480
- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR: NVIDIA Corporation
- CL_DRIVER_VERSION: 257.15
- CL_DEVICE_PROFILE: FULL_PROFILE
- CL_DEVICE_VERSION: OpenCL 1.0 CUDA
- CL_DEVICE_TYPE: GPU
- CL_DEVICE_VENDOR_ID: 0x10DE
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_COMPUTE_UNITS: 15
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CLOCK_FREQUENCY: 810MHz
- CL_NV_DEVICE_COMPUTE_CAPABILITY_MAJOR: 2
- CL_NV_DEVICE_COMPUTE_CAPABILITY_MINOR: 0
- CL_NV_DEVICE_REGISTERS_PER_BLOCK: 32768
- CL_NV_DEVICE_WARP_SIZE: 32
- CL_NV_DEVICE_GPU_OVERLAP: 1
- CL_NV_DEVICE_KERNEL_EXEC_TIMEOUT: 1
- CL_NV_DEVICE_INTEGRATED_MEMORY: 0
- CL_DEVICE_ADDRESS_BITS: 32
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_MEM_ALLOC_SIZE: 384880KB
- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_SIZE: 1503MB
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_PARAMETER_SIZE: 4352
- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHELINE_SIZE: 128 Bytes
- CL_DEVICE_GLOBAL_MEM_CACHE_SIZE: 240KB
- CL_DEVICE_ERROR_CORRECTION_SUPPORT: NO
- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_TYPE: Local (scratchpad)
- CL_DEVICE_LOCAL_MEM_SIZE: 48KB
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_CONSTANT_BUFFER_SIZE: 64KB
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_DIMENSIONS: 3
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_ITEM_SIZES: [1024 ; 1024 ; 64]
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WORK_GROUP_SIZE: 1024
- CL_EXEC_NATIVE_KERNEL: 4645096
- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE_SUPPORT: YES
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_READ_IMAGE_ARGS: 128
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_WRITE_IMAGE_ARGS: 8
- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_WIDTH: 8192
- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE2D_MAX_HEIGHT: 8192
- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_WIDTH: 2048
- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_HEIGHT: 2048
- CL_DEVICE_IMAGE3D_MAX_DEPTH: 16
- CL_DEVICE_MAX_SAMPLERS: 16
- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_CHAR: 1
- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_SHORT: 1
- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_INT: 1
- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_LONG: 1
- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_FLOAT: 1
- CL_DEVICE_PREFERRED_VECTOR_WIDTH_DOUBLE: 1
- CL_DEVICE_EXTENSIONS: 16
- Extensions:
- cl_khr_byte_addressable_store
- cl_khr_icd
- cl_khr_gl_sharing
- cl_nv_d3d9_sharing
- cl_nv_d3d10_sharing
- cl_khr_d3d10_sharing
- cl_nv_d3d11_sharing
- cl_nv_compiler_options
- cl_nv_device_attribute_query
- cl_nv_pragma_unroll
- cl_khr_global_int32_base_atomics
- cl_khr_global_int32_extended_atomics
- cl_khr_local_int32_base_atomics
- cl_khr_local_int32_extended_atomics
- cl_khr_fp64





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