MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G (Graphics Cards, Nvidia, 4GB)

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MSI GTX 980 GAMING 4G (Graphics Cards, Nvidia, 4GB)
Linux compatibility:
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Updated: 15/07/2016 03:44

Review of Linux Compatibility

The MSI GTX 980 Gaming 4G is a PCI-Express 3.0 graphics card with 4GB GDDR5 RAM. The card is automatically recognized by the Linux kernel:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:13c0] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:3170]
	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation Device [10de:0fbb] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device [1462:3170]
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

and can be used with the Nvidia Linux drivers and was successfully tested with driver version 346.35 and Linux kernel version 3.13.0:

nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or  required key missing - tainting kernel
ACPI: Video Device [GFX0] (multi-head: yes  rom: no  post: no)
acpi device:43: registered as cooling_device8
input: Video Bus as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0A08:00/LNXVIDEO:00/input/input9
vgaarb: device changed decodes: PCI:0000:01:00.0,olddecodes=io+mem,decodes=none:owns=none
[drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20130102 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 0
NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  346.35  Sat Jan 10 21:27:15 PST 2015

The 3D acceleration of the nvidia driver is also supported by the X-Server:

X.Org X Server 1.15.1
...
(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/xorg/extra-modules/nvidia_drv.so
(II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
	compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
(II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  346.35  Sat Jan 10 20:32:18 PST 2015
(II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
...
NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA GPU GeForce GTX 980 (GM204-A) at PCI:1:0:0 (GPU-0)
(--) NVIDIA(0): Memory: 4194304 kBytes
(--) NVIDIA(0): VideoBIOS: 84.04.28.00.f6
(II) NVIDIA(0): Detected PCI Express Link width: 16X

Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

This hardware component was used by Linux users under the following system configurations. These results were collected by our LHG Scan Tool:
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 3.13.0-34-generic - 25/01/2015

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