Monday, April 5th 2021

NVIDIA RTX Voice Now Officially Supported on Non-RTX Cards

NVIDIA should probably start thinking about removing the RTX moniker from its RTX Voice suite, the (supposedly) AI-based audio noise-cancellation software the company launched about this time last year. At the time, NVIDIA announced it as an exclusive feature for their RTX GPUs, due to their AI-processing capabilities - and that led everyone to think RTX Voice employed the in-chip Tensor cores for leveraged AI operation. However, soon enough, mods started to appear that allowed GTX graphics cards - going back at least as much as the "hot-oven Fermi" in unofficial support - and that pointed towards a CUDA-based processing solution.

It appears that NVIDIA has now decided to officially extend support for the RTX Voice software to other, non-RTX graphics cards from the latest RTX 30-cards down to their 600-series (essentially any card supported under Nvidia's 410.18 driver or newer). So if you were hoping to leverage the software and wanted to do it officially, in a pre-RTX 20-series graphics card, with no patches - now you can. You can check out our RTX Voice review, where our very own Inle declared it to be "like magic".
Source: Tom's Hardware
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29 Comments on NVIDIA RTX Voice Now Officially Supported on Non-RTX Cards

#1
RealKGB
Of course once my school goes in full time my card gets support for it (I have 2 GTX 650 Ti BOOSTs).
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#2
Chomiq
Just call it GeForce Voice and be done with it.
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#3
windwhirl
ChomiqJust call it GeForce Voice and be done with it.
Sounds like a Jedi power.
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#5
AsRock
TPU addict
as long as i am not forced to use it i don't care, doing perfectly fine without it.
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#6
CrAsHnBuRnXp
thesmokingmanCoughs: resource hog! 10ft pole...
*2x16GB ram for a total of 32GB. 3090 GPU*

Complains about resources being hogged.
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#7
Fluffmeister
CrAsHnBuRnXp*2x16GB ram for a total of 32GB. 3090 GPU*

Complains about resources being hogged.
First world problems for ya.
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#8
thesmokingman
CrAsHnBuRnXp*2x16GB ram for a total of 32GB. 3090 GPU*

Complains about resources being hogged.
I wasn't referring to my rig. :rolleyes:
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#9
bug
This still begs a question: is the end result the same for RTX and non-RTX cards?
Because it's possible more powerful hardware enables additional capabilities (e.g. better algorithms).
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#10
Mussels
Moderprator
If they rolled back the camera part of the app too, i'd be super happy

i use it while streaming on my overkill PC's, the cost is worth it on high end hardware (or for teleconference stuff)
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#11
tabascosauz
bugThis still begs a question: is the end result the same for RTX and non-RTX cards?
Because it's possible more powerful hardware enables additional capabilities (e.g. better algorithms).
I think the idea here is that the GPU appears to be no less burdened even when it's got tensor cores. So no difference in quality since they're not being used. If so then this is just Nvidia's hyped-up version of Discord's shitty "noise suppression" feature that is better left off.

Well, as long as one has the brain cells to understand push-to-talk, isn't gaming in the middle of an auto repair shop, and has a mic that isn't from the dollar store.

Never bothered with RTX voice on mine, but a friend with a 2080 tried it and we couldn't hear any difference in quality. I realize it's kinda rich coming from someone who's on an XLR mic, but even with my old affordable Blue Snowball, the best results were without any of that noise suppression crap.
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#12
Mussels
Moderprator
tabascosauzI think the idea here is that the GPU appears to be no less burdened even when it's got tensor cores. So no difference in quality since they're not being used. If so then this is just Nvidia's hyped-up version of Discord's shitty "noise suppression" feature that is better left off.

Well, as long as one has the brain cells to understand push-to-talk, isn't gaming in the middle of an auto repair shop, and has a mic that isn't from the dollar store.

Never bothered with RTX voice on mine, but a friend with a 2080 tried it and we couldn't hear any difference in quality. I realize it's kinda rich coming from someone who's on an XLR mic, but even with my old affordable Blue Snowball, the best results were without any of that noise suppression crap.
Smash on a mech keyboard with RTX voice on while having a chat, and the keyboard clacks go away
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#13
my_name_is_earl
One of the main reason I bought RTX card. This is good news.
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#14
thesmokingman
tabascosauzI think the idea here is that the GPU appears to be no less burdened even when it's got tensor cores. So no difference in quality since they're not being used. If so then this is just Nvidia's hyped-up version of Discord's shitty "noise suppression" feature that is better left off.

Well, as long as one has the brain cells to understand push-to-talk, isn't gaming in the middle of an auto repair shop, and has a mic that isn't from the dollar store.

Never bothered with RTX voice on mine, but a friend with a 2080 tried it and we couldn't hear any difference in quality. I realize it's kinda rich coming from someone who's on an XLR mic, but even with my old affordable Blue Snowball, the best results were without any of that noise suppression crap.
Concur...
It doesn't do anything better than onboard sound fwiw. My kid was using one of those usb mics and it caused his gpu to run 3d clocks on the desktop. He apparently was using Voice cuz his mic didn't come with suppression. After some looking I realized what was happening. The app is parasitic like. I flipped his supremefx whatever sound on and enabled all the onboard sound chips abilities, no more resource drain.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
MusselsSmash on a mech keyboard with RTX voice on while having a chat, and the keyboard clacks go away
Nothing new there, how ever you could stop pointing the mic down towards the keyboard as that will help a lot. either way there are other ones out there what do just as good if not better.
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#16
Mussels
Moderprator
AsRockNothing new there, how ever you could stop pointing the mic down towards the keyboard as that will help a lot. either way there are other ones out there what do just as good if not better.
you cant 'point' most mics away from a keyboard, a good omni will pick up an MX blue keyboard two rooms away

what else could i use on my system then, with USB mics?
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#17
tabascosauz
Musselsyou cant 'point' most mics away from a keyboard, a good omni will pick up an MX blue keyboard two rooms away

what else could i use on my system then, with USB mics?
There are plenty of good cardioid USB mics lol......Blue Snowball ice, Blue Yeti, AT2020 USB, with any $20 boom arm. And don't max out the gain/sensitivity in whatever application you use.

If you have lead fingers in combination with MX/Outemu Blues or Box Jades though, not much can be done there.
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#18
Mussels
Moderprator
tabascosauzThere are plenty of good cardioid USB mics lol......Blue Snowball ice, Blue Yeti, AT2020 USB, with any $20 boom arm. And don't max out the gain/sensitivity in whatever application you use.

If you have lead fingers in combination with MX/Outemu Blues or Box Jades though, not much can be done there.
something can be done, RTX voice - which is free for nvidia owners
buying and mounting a boom arm is not something the majority of people will ever do
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#19
tabascosauz
Musselssomething can be done, RTX voice - which is free for nvidia owners
buying and mounting a boom arm is not something the majority of people will ever do
I legit only intended to answer your question, "what else could i use on my system then, with USB mics?" because I thought you wanted recommendations

I guess it was a rhetorical question and you just wanted to continue expressing your preference for RTX Voice. The boom arm is just an option, the included stands on Blues work just fine for putting them between you and your keyboard.
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#20
HisDivineOrder
Meanwhile, I just downloaded the latest version and it doesn't install and reports it requires an RTX when I have the latest driver plus a 1080. I think I got late-April Fool's'ed. Thanks so much.
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#21
Chomiq
tabascosauzI legit only intended to answer your question, "what else could i use on my system then, with USB mics?" because I thought you wanted recommendations

I guess it was a rhetorical question and you just wanted to continue expressing your preference for RTX Voice. The boom arm is just an option, the included stands on Blues work just fine for putting them between you and your keyboard.
Ok, quick google:

Cardioid mic - check, boom arm - check, keyboard behind the mic - check.
Do the keyboard clacks go away? Nope.

Granted, this is with MX Blue's which are loud AF, but still.
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#22
c2DDragon
HisDivineOrderMeanwhile, I just downloaded the latest version and it doesn't install and reports it requires an RTX when I have the latest driver plus a 1080. I think I got late-April Fool's'ed. Thanks so much.
I had to search a bit, here it is : developer.nvidia.com/rtx/broadcast_engine/secure/NVIDIA_RTX_Voice.exe
www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/guides/nvidia-rtx-voice-setup-guide/#RTX-Voice?ncid=afm-chs-44270&ranMID=44270&ranEAID=kXQk6*ivFEQ&ranSiteID=kXQk6.ivFEQ-pF5XvWycJ7uNeNisC0RF0Q

It did install, I'm using a 1080Ti :
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#23
R-T-B
AsRockeither way there are other ones out there what do just as good if not better.
I've yet to find one. It's a class above honestly. Read the TPU review.
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#24
Vayra86
ChomiqOk, quick google:

Cardioid mic - check, boom arm - check, keyboard behind the mic - check.
Do the keyboard clacks go away? Nope.

Granted, this is with MX Blue's which are loud AF, but still.
Blue is like riding to the top of the rollercoaster in your little cart. The suspense before going down, except it never stops.

I legit woke up my GF one floor below with my keyboard once... once... because that was the last time I used that switch :D

You know what solves that? Scissor switches. Glorious, no noise, still some travel, very responsive and very much akin to laptops so most of what you touch probably has the same feel to it. I'm a fan... And no RTX Voice required.
R-T-BI've yet to find one. It's a class above honestly. Read the TPU review.
This is true, its definitely better than most software noise cancelling. Still I never knew this was a problem with most regular noise cancelling I think it also depends a lot on your usage pattern and peripherals in use. Most current day laptops over Teams have no - and I do mean zero - issues doing noise cancelling on their own.
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#25
Vendor
c2DDragon
is there a way just to install the driver and not the app?
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