Sunday, July 19th 2020

EVGA Introduces Precision for Game Bar BETA

EVGA Precision for Game Bar is here. This widget for the Xbox Game Bar on Windows 10 devices gives you instant access to monitoring and overclocking, built right into the Game Bar. Want to overclock without even exiting your game? Simply press Windows logo key + G to open Game Bar over your game, application or even desktop. EVGA Precision for Game Bar includes support for GPU Clock Control, Memory Clock Control, Fan Speed Control, GPU Temperature monitoring, Frequency monitoring, and Framerate Monitoring (Coming Soon).

Download EVGA Precision for Game Bar BETA here.
Source: EVGA
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19 Comments on EVGA Introduces Precision for Game Bar BETA

#1
Verpal
Hmm..... there are some chance that EVGA can gain real traction here, many newbies doesn't even know how to setup RivaTuner Properly. If this is a single click, pain free experience integrated with Window 10, more people might start using Precision.
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#2
PowerPC
I definitely like the concept. Do only EVGA cards work with this? That would be a shame. A lot of people could use something like this, if it's really no setup required and "just works" with all cards.
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#4
lexluthermiester
This would be cool, if gamebar was useful. It isn't so...
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#5
dyonoctis
lexluthermiester
This would be cool, if gamebar was useful. It isn't so...
For the younger and more "casual" generation of gamer it might be. I never used OBS to handle my game footage because the gamebar is enough for me, I appreciate how spontaneous it is, I don't have to manually launch OBS everytime that I feel like recording something, or alt tabbing to manage some things.

This new EVGA widget give me all the controls/Hud that I need without having to install and configure afterburner. I've reached a point where I start to appreciate plug-and-play things, no matter how dumb and not very tech savvy that might sound. My love of tinkering seems to fade.
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#6
Vayra86
Hard pass.

I'm getting old. I like to do my computer stuff manually, and exactly how I want it.

Also you can trust MS will change the GameBar (they don't do naming too well either, do they...) at some undecided point in the future, to further integrate us into a non existant Xbox landscape with the greater gamer masterplan they never had.
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#7
ZoneDymo
Now tell me do ya, do ya have any money?
I wanna spend all your money
At the game bar game bar game bar
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#8
noel_fs
not bad but i rather have game bar disabled
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#9
lexluthermiester
Trusting Microsoft is a fools errand, I'll leave it at that.
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#10
CrAsHnBuRnXp
lexluthermiester
Trusting Microsoft is a fools errand, I'll leave it at that.
Yet here we are running Windows 10 living in a world of Google. We're already fucked.

I quite like this feature. I like using the game bar for performance metrics and it already has built in tracking for the CPU. This is quite nice.
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#11
SN2716057
Am I old? (rhetorical, please don't answer) But I prefer to see the game rather than graphs.
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#12
Vayra86
SN2716057
Am I old? (rhetorical, please don't answer) But I prefer to see the game rather than graphs.
Nah, this is a bit like RGB, its fun to watch for five minutes, and then you're off doing the things you actually want to do.

At least, that's how it works for me. Stats are cool n all, but I dont play benchmarks. Any overlays and other nonsense I eventually end up disabling. I even like Nvidia's Ansel feature for example, but I still don't feel the urge to reinstall GFE just to have that available, because I hate those extra bars, the pop ups they produce, and the clutter in what is supposed to be an audiovisual experience without crap flying across like its TV. I do use RTSS/Afterburner... with a shortcut tied to the OSD, I only pop it open if I have any sort of information need on those stats. Which is... barely.

Another thing I don't do, but did try a few times is recording gameplay. But I can see how people feel its a thing to do. The idea of 'performing' definitely shines through, I could recognize some of that buzz I felt when DJ'ing in front of crowds. Even if only a sliver of it :)

But maybe WE are old :D I can imagine people have wildly differing playstyles altogether and there are certainly a number of game types where recording and frequent stat checking are feasible, useful, fun etc. So it IS nice to have it all one place...

But this is an MS game bar. I'll repeat that. A Microsoft. Game. Bar. Part of the same set of services that contains GameDVR. From the company that did GFWL. Need I continue. I smell a recipe for frequently returning disaster here, its not like these overlays are not full of hurdles when it comes to in-game (cheat) detection and stuff - and its not like MS has any kind of nice track record regarding cross compatiblity either with their W10 updates.

Bottom line... not even with a ten foot pole.
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#13
lexluthermiester
CrAsHnBuRnXp
Yet here we are running Windows 10 living in a world of Google.
Right.
CrAsHnBuRnXp
We're already fucked.
Only if you bend over and take it..
SN2716057
Am I old? (rhetorical, please don't answer) But I prefer to see the game rather than graphs.
You're not old or wrong.
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#14
ThrashZone
Hi,
Only thing evga software is good for is interference.
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#15
Vayra86
lexluthermiester
Only if you bend over and take it..
Yeah that is what they love you to keep thinking while they tighten the vice a bit more. The illusion of choice ;)

You either go with the flow or you're an outcast, it simply works that way. Every hardline stance on going against the flow will eventually fade away. History is full of examples, even just take a look at cultural diversity now versus a hundred years back. So, if you're accepting to be an outcast in some way, then that's all good, you can keep doing as you do and in most places you can still do fine living like that. Whether that remains in the near future though? The world is still becoming ever smaller and even this Covid thing will rapidly kill the desire to have outcasts in society, or in OS'es, systems... policies. And let's not begin on cyber security...

It is sad, but true. I hate the mainstream flow with a passion, but am also a pragmatist... :p
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#16
lexluthermiester
ThrashZone
Hi,
Only thing evga software is good for is interference.
Not true. I run it by default, works perfectly. Just not interested in the "gamebar" crap.
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#17
ThrashZone
lexluthermiester
Not true. I run it by default, works perfectly. Just not interested in the "gamebar" crap.
Hi,
I've never had much luck with evga software only msi afterburner works
But then again I don't use on screen stuff either in games...
Games have enough on screen stuff to follow :-)
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#18
lexluthermiester
ThrashZone
I've never had much luck with evga software
I love it, it's a set-it-and-forget-it utility. Very easy on resources, does what it's supposed to do and doesn't get in the way.
ThrashZone
But then again I don't use on screen stuff either in games...
That is what it's missing, or if it's there, I've never used it or even played around with it.
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#19
dyonoctis
ThrashZone
Hi,
I've never had much luck with evga software only msi afterburner works
But then again I don't use on screen stuff either in games...
Games have enough on screen stuff to follow :)
To be fair I don't think that anyone is actually going to keep that HUD eveytime. The reason as to why that exist is that with after afterburner or the classic evga precision, in game monitoring need to be manually configured in another app and you need to alt tab everytime that would want to change a setting. You also need to make your own hotkeys, and the interface isn't really "noob friendly".

It's basically trying to make that process dumber...It's something that I personally appreciate because I won't have to install a heavy program (that plug-in doesn't even weight 15mo) when all I want to do is to tweak the fan speed, and see just how low I can get away with in a real situation.

Alas :

And that's where I start to bitch. I hope that Nvidia start to do something like wattman soon. I already hate the fact that asus UEFI fan control isn't as refined as what you can do with their software, and that I have to install the whole AI suite package to get a quiet pc.
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