Thursday, October 15th 2015

NVIDIA Adds Five New Features to GeForce Experience

NVIDIA added five new features to its GeForce Experience suite, that helps PC gamers get the most out of their GeForce hardware. It begins with a new in-game overlay, which works much like the Steam overlay, giving you access to cool new streaming, recording, and screengrabbing features. Next up, is the new Broadcast feature, which lets you instantly stream your gameplay to Twitch and YouTube, at 1080p 60 FPS. Recording gameplay is as easy as bringing up the overlay and clicking a button.

GameStream co-op, which was teased recently, lets you stream your game across to a buddy over the Internet, who can take over your game in their web-browser, and get you through the level you're stuck in (you need at least a 7 Mbps Internet connection on both ends for this to work). Lastly, in-home GameStream (which lets you stream your game to your living room TV), can now stream in glorious 4K Ultra HD, at 60 FPS, and with 5.1-channel audio. The "instant replay" feature lets you play back the past defined time period of gameplay as video. The new features go live with the GeForce 358.50 drivers, if you don't see them, make GeForce Experience "check for updates."
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38 Comments on NVIDIA Adds Five New Features to GeForce Experience

#1
RejZoR
Oh yeah, I'm totally gonna stream at 4K 60fps using 1Mbps upload. Oh wait... :(
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
RejZoR
Oh yeah, I'm totally gonna stream at 4K 60fps using 1Mbps upload. Oh wait... :(
4K 60 FPS streaming is for in-house GameStream, in which your PC is streaming to your TV over your WiFi.
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#3
erixx
No thanks Nvidia! F*ck Twich, f*ck Youtube, f*ck Ego-recording, f*ck your bloathware!
I can't keep track of all the services you install without my consent!!!!
And above alle F*CK MASSIVE DRIVER UPDATES FOR SINGLE GAMES
And please let me D/L and install your drivers in English only, do not make me download useless data for multilanguage support.
Stay with good hardware, simple and solid drivers, thats the one AND ONLY reason I buy you.
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#5
Zakin
erixx
No thanks Nvidia! F*ck Twich, f*ck Youtube, f*ck Ego-recording, f*ck your bloathware!
I can't keep track of all the services you install without my consent!!!!
And above alle F*CK MASSIVE DRIVER UPDATES FOR SINGLE GAMES
And please let me D/L and install your drivers in English only, do not make me download useless data for multilanguage support.
Stay with good hardware, simple and solid drivers, thats the one AND ONLY reason I buy you.
What in the world?.. This is why I've done custom driver install, forever, I undo the 3D stuff and GeForce Experience. I do the same thing on AMD side with the crap I don't need out of that. Scarily aggressive post..I'd seek something or other.
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#6
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
btarunr
4K 60 FPS streaming is for in-house GameStream, in which your PC is streaming to your TV over your WiFi.
What about over LAN?

EDIT: Answered myself....dunno why everyone says Wi-Fi. According to the Anand article, Ethernet is the preferred streaming method in order to reach the consistent speeds necessary.

Also, with the drivers to be only distributed via GeForce Experience come December, it begs the question: What about someone who builds and installs a new system? Obviously there has to be a current driver still available for initial install. Or did Nvidia not think that far ahead?
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#7
ZeDestructor
rtwjunkie
What about over LAN?

EDIT: Answered myself....dunno why everyone says Wi-Fi. According to the Anand article, Ethernet is the preferred streaming method in order to reach the consistent speeds necessary.

Also, with the drivers to be only distributed via GeForce Experience come December, it begs the question: What about someone who builds and installs a new system? Obviously there has to be a current till available for initial install. Or did Nvidia not think that far ahead?
Windows 10 gets the full driver package (full GFE and proper OpenGL too!) a little after geforce.com pushed down Windows Update. Nice and easy (and a massive PITA if you want to run an older version).
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#8
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
ZeDestructor
Windows 10 gets the full driver package (full GFE and proper OpenGL too!) a little after geforce.com pushed down Windows Update. Nice and easy (and a massive PITA if you want to run an older version).
Windows 10 stopped pushing GPU updates. My W10 unit is still where I want it, 2 updates behind (355.80 or something similar), whatever came out at end of August. But, be that as it may, not everyone builds a W10 PC either, so even if W10 was still doing that, it doesn't get the Nvidia software product out to everyone.
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#9
ZeDestructor
rtwjunkie
Windows 10 stopped pushing GPU updates. My W10 unit is still where I want it, 2 updates behind (355.80 or something similar), whatever came out at end of August. But, be that as it may, not everyone builds a W10 PC either, so even if W10 was still doing that, it doesn't get the Nvidia software product out to everyone.
That makes me sad :(
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#10
64K
rtwjunkie
Also, with the drivers to be only distributed via GeForce Experience come December, it begs the question: What about someone who builds and installs a new system? Obviously there has to be a current driver still available for initial install. Or did Nvidia not think that far ahead?
I guess they would use the disk that came with the GPU if they have a DVD drive or download it from their site to get started

http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience

The thing that I'm wondering about is if Nvidia is going to try to force everyone to use GFE? I don't use it. I optimize my games the way I think is best. I don't mind having to use GFE to update drivers because I don't update very often but if I can't then uninstall GFE or turn it off then that is a problem that buying an AMD GPU next time will solve.
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#11
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
64K
I guess they would use the disk that came with the GPU if they have a DVD drive or download it from their site to get started

http://www.geforce.com/geforce-experience
You hit the nail on the head, my friend! It's my point: the whole thing comes as a packege. If it will still be available for download, what exactly has changed?

As to optimization, thankfully GFE only recommends and doesn't force it's optimizations for games, because frankly, sometimes it doesn't have a clue. Based on my hardware, sometimes I find their settings too extreme, and sometimes I scratch my head, because half my system could play at the weak settings it will recommend!
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#12
TheMailMan78
Big Member
erixx
No thanks Nvidia! F*ck Twich, f*ck Youtube, f*ck Ego-recording, f*ck your bloathware!
I can't keep track of all the services you install without my consent!!!!
And above alle F*CK MASSIVE DRIVER UPDATES FOR SINGLE GAMES
And please let me D/L and install your drivers in English only, do not make me download useless data for multilanguage support.
Stay with good hardware, simple and solid drivers, thats the one AND ONLY reason I buy you.
Jesus talk about a QQ melt down! Just install the driver alone and STFU. Problem solved. Next world peace.
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#13
64K
rtwjunkie
You hit the nail on the head, my friend! It's my point: the whole thing comes as a packege. If it will still be available for download, what exactly has changed?

As to optimization, thankfully GFE only recommends and doesn't force it's optimizations for games, because frankly, sometimes it doesn't have a clue. Based on my hardware, sometimes I find their settings too extreme, and sometimes I scratch my head, because half my system could play at the weak settings it will recommend!
As long as GFE doesn't try to turn me into a console gamer that can't optimize a game for myself then I'm ok with it. Wasn't there something about merely having GFE installed interfering with something a while back? I didn't pay any attention to it because I've never used it so I can't remember what it was.
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#14
W1zzard
rtwjunkie
What about over LAN?
The way it was worded in the briefing call, I understood it as: Ethernet connection is required for 4K
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#15
arbiter
erixx
And above alle F*CK MASSIVE DRIVER UPDATES FOR SINGLE GAMES
And please let me D/L and install your drivers in English only, do not make me download useless data for multilanguage support.
Um AMD's driver download is same size so um yea pretty stupid comment.
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#16
Blinken
Driver only for me, tyvm!
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#17
xorbe
Hey PC sales are flagging, let's annoy the crap out of the bleeding edge users!
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#18
mcraygsx
No matter how many features they integrate with Geforce experience, never going to install it. It sucks NVidia is forcing its users to install GeForce experience if they are to get latest WHQL drivers.

Why NVidia why ?
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#19
rooivalk
rtwjunkie
Answered myself....dunno why everyone says Wi-Fi.


:p

Nowadays everything is wi-fi. I do prefer LAN though.
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#20
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
Well, even if you don't use any of its features (Shadowplay is pretty darned good though), using it to download and install drivers is a very smooth experience.

@rooivalk Yes, I know, but it will never beat an ethernet connection!
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#21
xorbe
Here's the problem. I uninstall my nvidia drivers before installing the new ones. Otherwise you get a bunch of driver revisions on your PC.
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#22
Ikaruga
erixx
No thanks Nvidia! F*ck Twich, f*ck Youtube, f*ck Ego-recording, f*ck your bloathware!
I can't keep track of all the services you install without my consent!!!!
And above alle F*CK MASSIVE DRIVER UPDATES FOR SINGLE GAMES
And please let me D/L and install your drivers in English only, do not make me download useless data for multilanguage support.
Stay with good hardware, simple and solid drivers, thats the one AND ONLY reason I buy you.
Don't give up there, keep taking those pills! Listen to the nice people dressed in white, they will help to make the pain go away.
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#23
rtwjunkie
PC Gaming Enthusiast
xorbe
Here's the problem. I uninstall my nvidia drivers before installing the new ones. Otherwise you get a bunch of driver revisions on your PC.
The clean install setting in GEFE does a good job of uninstalling the old drivers. Really though, most of the time I just install over, and then go manualy delete the old install folders in C: NVIDIA as well as cleaning out the huge temp folder in c:Program Files/Nvidia, which is safe to do.
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#24
NC37
Great, more BS that is never used which sits in the background and eats up cycles or RAM that we'll have to manually disable to gain a few % more performance in games.
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#25
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
xorbe
Here's the problem. I uninstall my nvidia drivers before installing the new ones. Otherwise you get a bunch of driver revisions on your PC.
Read this article.

http://www.techpowerup.com/216771/nvidia-prepares-a-controversial-change-to-its-driver-update-distribution.html

You will still be able to get drivers from the website, but they will be on a slower update cycle compared to the ones in the Geforce experience. For some who buy all games right when they launch, that might be a problem, if they do want to update drivers the traditional way. For people like me that only update, if the drivers adds support for a game they will play, or fixes and issue they are having, then getting drivers via the website on the slower cycle won't be bad.
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