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 Nvidia has released a new driver (310.19) for Linux platforms which brings major performance improvements and threaded OpenGL performance optimizations.

The driver's release notes haven't been published yet in the Nvidia website, but here are some of the changes in this release taken from Phoronix:

Configuring Stereo Support From NVIDIA Settings 
Configuring ViewPortIn and ViewPortOut From NVIDIA Settings 
Fixing The Meta-Mode Book-Keeping 
Configuring Rotation And Reflection Per Display Device

This boost in performance in Nvidia latest Linux drivers is the result of VALVE's move in porting its games to Linux.

Driver Installation

You can install the NVIDIA 310.19 Linux driver from PPA with these commands at your own risk under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa 
sudo apt-get update 
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

For manual installation, you can run these commands:

cd && wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/nvidia-310.19 
chmod +x nvidia-310.19
Enter now CLI mode by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2, login and run these commands to complete the installation of the driver:

sudo service lightdm stop 
cd && sudo sh nvidia-310.19 
sudo reboot
To install the driver from Recovery Mode, check this article.

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