The binary driver provide optimized hardware acceleration of opengl applications via a direct-rendering x server. agp, pcie, sli, tv-out and flat panel displays are also supported.
this package also includes the source for building the kernel module required by the xorg driver.
gpus ranging from geforce series 5 to geforce series 9 are supported.
see /usr/share/doc/nvidia-173/readme.txt.gz for a complete list of supported gpus and pciids