Since 2014, Nvidia has shifted to become a platform company focused on four markets — Gaming, Professional Visualization, Data Centers and Auto.
In addition to GPU manufacturing, Nvidia provides parallel processing capabilities to researchers and scientists that allow them to efficiently run high-performance applications. They are deployed in supercomputing sites around the world.More recently, Nvidia has moved into the mobile computing market, where it produces Tegra mobile processors for smartphones and tablets, as well as vehicle navigation and entertainment systems.In addition to AMD, its competitors include Intel and Qualcomm.
What is New in Nvidia 367.27 Drivers
Added support for the following GPUs:
GeForce GTX 1080
GeForce GTX 1070
Added support for VDPAU Feature Set H to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set H are capable of hardware-accelerated decoding of 8192×8192 (8k) H.265/HEVC video streams.
Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes skip displaying Vulkan frames when the Composite extension is enabled.
Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection. This fixes a crash when starting some versions of Matlab.
Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.
Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on some systems when responding to events such as hotplugging DisplayPort devices.
Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in OpenGL applications which use glTextureView() with a non-zero minlevel.
Enhanced the Display Device information page in nvidia-settings with additional information for DisplayPort devices to reflect attributes which are specific to DisplayPort connections.
Fixed a bug which could cause deleted application profiles to appear when editing rules in the nvidia-settings control panel.
Fixed a bug that caused hangs when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged and a non-G-SYNC monitor is connected while G-SYNC is active.
Fixed a bug that caused "nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Activating G-SYNC failed" to be printed to the system log if a G-SYNC monitor is connected and stereo is enabled in xorg.conf on a configuration that doesn't support it.
Added the NV_robustness_video_memory_purge OpenGL extension, whichallows applications to know when a mode switching or power event purged the contents of FBOs and BOs residing in video memory.
Fixed a bug that prevented HDMI 2.0 4K monitors from waking up from sleep or hot-replug.
Fixed a bug that could lead to a system crash if there was a peer-to-peer mapping still active during CUDA context teardown.
Install Nvidia 367.27 Drivers in Ubuntu 16.04/15.10
Open the terminal and run the following commands
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-367 nvidia-settings