Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver for FreeBSD 340.23.03 Beta
What Nvidia GPUs will the OpenGL 3 and OpenGL 4 support?
On Desktop computers, officially supported Nvidia GPUs by the OpenGL 3 technology include the GeForce 9 series and GeForce 8 series, the GeForce 300, 200 and 100 series, as well as the ION and ION LE series.
On Workstations, the OpenGL 3 technology supports the Quadro FX series, NVS series, Quadro NVS series, Quadro G-Sync series, Quadro Plex series, Quadro Blade/Embedded Graphics Board series, S-Class systems, as well as the M-Class and C-Class processors.
On the other hand, the OpenGL 4 technology supports numerous Nvidia graphics cards from the GeForce 700, 600, 500 and 400 series, as well as many other GPUs from the Quadro series.
Installing Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver for FreeBSD
To install the Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver on your FreeBSD or a similar BSD operating system, install the kernel headers, download the tar.gz file that corresponds to your computer’s hardware architecture from the Downloads section above and save it on your Home folder.
In an X11 terminal emulator, execute the “tar xzf NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-xxx.xx.xx.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-xxx.xx.xx & make install” command on 64-bit systems or the “tar xzf NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-xxx.xx.xx.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-xxx.xx.xx & make install” command on 32-bit systems, as root, where xxx.xx.xx is the version number of the driver.
What about Linux and Solaris?
The GNU/Linux and Solaris operating systems are also supported by the Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver product. You can search and download them from the Linux section of Softpedia, just search the website for the Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver or Nvidia OpenGL Display Driver for Solaris.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor on September 12th, 2014
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- You will need any one of the following Fermi, Kepler or Maxwell based GPUs to get access to all the OpenGL 4.5 and GLSL 4.50 functionality:
- Quadro series: Quadro K6000, Quadro K5000, Quadro K4000, Quadro K2000, Quadro K2000D, Quadro K600, Quadro 6000, Quadro 5000, Quadro 4000, Quadro 2000, Quadro 2000D, Quadro 600, Quadro 410
- GeForce 700 series: GeForce GTX TITAN Z, GeForce GTX TITAN Black, GeForce GTX TITAN, GeForce GTX 780 Ti, GeForce GTX 780, GeForce GTX 770, GeForce GTX 760, GeForce GTX 760 Ti (OEM), GeForce GTX 750 Ti, GeForce GTX 750, GeForce GTX 745, GeForce GT 740, GeForce GT 730
Application descriptionNVIDIA OpenGL Display Driver for FreeBSD is a proprietary graphics driver that provides support (beta) for GLSL and Op...