NVIDIA R275.36 WHQL for Quadro Released



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NVIDIA has published a new set of graphics drivers for the Quadro professional graphics cards. R273.36 improves performances of CUDA 4.1, adds G-Sync for Direct3D apps and brings a new mysterious OpenGL path rendering API. R275.36 is also the first Optimal Driver for Enterprise (ODE).

R275.36 WHQL Quadro Downloads


New stuff in R275.36:

  • CUDA 4.1 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications.  See CUDA for more details.
  • NVIDIA Control Panel Updates
    • Display
      • Revised the ‘Adjust Desktop Size and Position,’ page to provide improved controls for desktop scaling and resizing.
        1. Includes a preview window.
        2. Available for all displays (including VGA and HDMI connections).
        3. Scaling override option
    • Workstation: Under Windows Vista/Windows 7, the Set up SLI Mosaic page uses the same controls as the Set up Mosaic page.
  • Display Support: Added 10-bit Grayscale through DVI for Windows 7  - enables 10-bit Grayscale through DVI for supported monitors such as proprietary medical displays.
  • G-Sync for Direct3D applications: Enable Direct3D applications to synchronize back buffer presents across multiple GPU’s in one system or multiple systems. Multi-Window and Full-Screen applications are supported. Requires NVIDIA G-Sync II and supported Quadro boards, see http://www.nvidia.com/page/quadrofx_gsync.html for more information.
  • ODE Driver: The R275 drivers are the first ‘Optimal Drivers for Enterprise’, a release dedicated to relatively long term stability for ISV certification, OEMs, and Enterprise customers.
  • New APIs: OpenGL path rendering API – enables high-quality text and 2D rendering with OpenGL applications.
  • NVIDIA WMI: This driver release includes NVIDIA WMI, a Windows service as well as decouple WMI provider that allows WMI clients to query and monitor such GPU parameters as GPU fan speed and GPU temperature.
  • Workstation application compatibility fixes. Please read the release notes for more information on product support, feature limitations, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.

Existing Support:

  • Support for the Open Computing Language (OpenCL) 1.0 in Quadro FX Series x700 and newer as well as the FX4600 and FX5600.
  • Support for OpenGL 4.1
  • Support for Directx11



NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500

Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by a Quadro FX 4500 (thanks to the guys at Eyescale). The FX 4500 is based on a G70 GPU supporting only OpenGL 2.1 so many extensions related to OpenGL 3.x and 4.x are missing :-(

OpenGL extensions: 193 extensions (GL=175 and WGL=18)

  • GL_ARB_color_buffer_float
  • GL_ARB_copy_buffer
  • GL_ARB_depth_clamp
  • GL_ARB_depth_texture
  • GL_ARB_draw_buffers
  • GL_ARB_ES2_compatibility
  • GL_ARB_explicit_attrib_location
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program
  • GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow
  • GL_ARB_fragment_shader
  • GL_ARB_framebuffer_object
  • GL_ARB_half_float_pixel
  • GL_ARB_half_float_vertex
  • GL_ARB_imaging
  • 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_robustness
  • GL_ARB_sampler_objects
  • GL_ARB_separate_shader_objects
  • GL_ARB_shader_objects
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_100
  • GL_ARB_shading_language_include
  • GL_ARB_shadow
  • GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp
  • GL_ARB_texture_compression
  • GL_ARB_texture_cube_map
  • 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_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two
  • GL_ARB_texture_rectangle
  • GL_ARB_texture_rg
  • GL_ARB_texture_swizzle
  • GL_ARB_timer_query
  • GL_ARB_transpose_matrix
  • 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_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_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_range_elements
  • GL_EXT_fog_coord
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample
  • GL_EXT_framebuffer_object
  • GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters
  • GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays
  • GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil
  • 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_shadow_funcs
  • GL_EXT_stencil_two_side
  • GL_EXT_stencil_wrap
  • GL_EXT_texture3D
  • GL_EXT_texture_compression_dxt1
  • 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_format_BGRA8888
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod
  • GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias
  • GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp
  • GL_EXT_texture_object
  • GL_EXT_texture_sRGB
  • GL_EXT_texture_swizzle
  • GL_EXT_timer_query
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array
  • GL_EXT_vertex_array_bgra
  • GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip
  • GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat
  • GL_KTX_buffer_region
  • GL_NV_alpha_test
  • GL_NV_blend_minmax
  • GL_NV_blend_square
  • GL_NV_complex_primitives
  • GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color
  • GL_NV_depth_clamp
  • GL_NV_fbo_color_attachments
  • GL_NV_fence
  • GL_NV_float_buffer
  • GL_NV_fog_distance
  • GL_NV_fragdepth
  • GL_NV_fragment_program
  • GL_NV_fragment_program_option
  • GL_NV_fragment_program2
  • GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage
  • GL_NV_half_float
  • GL_NV_light_max_exponent
  • GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint
  • GL_NV_occlusion_query
  • GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil
  • GL_NV_pixel_data_range
  • GL_NV_point_sprite
  • GL_NV_primitive_restart
  • GL_NV_register_combiners
  • GL_NV_register_combiners2
  • 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_lod_clamp
  • GL_NV_texture_rectangle
  • GL_NV_texture_shader
  • GL_NV_texture_shader2
  • GL_NV_texture_shader3
  • GL_NV_vertex_array_range
  • GL_NV_vertex_array_range2
  • 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_OES_depth24
  • GL_OES_depth32
  • GL_OES_depth_texture
  • GL_OES_element_index_uint
  • GL_OES_fbo_render_mipmap
  • GL_OES_get_program_binary
  • GL_OES_mapbuffer
  • GL_OES_packed_depth_stencil
  • GL_OES_rgb8_rgba8
  • GL_OES_standard_derivatives
  • GL_OES_texture_3D
  • GL_OES_texture_float
  • GL_OES_texture_float_linear
  • GL_OES_texture_half_float
  • GL_OES_texture_half_float_linear
  • GL_OES_texture_npot
  • GL_OES_vertex_array_object
  • GL_OES_vertex_half_float
  • 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_create_context_robustness
  • 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_NV_float_buffer
  • WGL_NV_gpu_affinity
  • WGL_NV_render_depth_texture
  • WGL_NV_render_texture_rectangle
  • WGL_NV_swap_group