NVIDIA's GeForce Experience 3.0 Released

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  1. Steve

    Steve I do not work here

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    The folks at NVIDIA sent word that the brand new GeForce Experience 3.0 is out now. Not sure what NVIDIA's GeForce Experience is all about? This handy video explains what it is, what it does and why you want it.
     
  2. yourgrandma

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    ...and uninstalled, forced account login lol wtf.
     
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  3. EODetroit

    EODetroit Gawd

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    Yeah, no thanks. I'll use OBS NVEnc for recording, and I'll decide myself which drivers I want installed and what settings to run in each game. Unless of course Nvidia ever finishes that mind control device (where you control your computer with your mind, not the other way around) so that it knows which games I want to optimize for maximum FPS, or maximum graphical fidelity, etc. What ever happened to the brainwave-controlled computer mouse, anyways?
     
  4. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    Nope...had a lot of issues with GeForce Experience when trying to update drivers in the past. Seems better without it and I can "optimize" my own games.
     
  5. jarablue

    jarablue Gawd

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    What gamer/geek in their right mind would ever "auto optimize" anything? Read each setting and understand what it does. I want full control over my graphics in each and every game. Fuuuuck that.
     
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  6. -=SOF=-WID99

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    YAWN .. never install that bloat with my drivers

    they fail to mention that software busted FC 3 and 4 a few months ago ..and nvidia did admit it that it was a bug in shadowplay that caused the games to fail on launch
    https://forums.geforce.com/default/...eedback-thread-1-27-16-/post/4799823/#4799823

    https://forums.geforce.com/default/...hread-released-2-15-16-/post/4815747/#4815747

    i can set up my own in game settings for the games i play , and i always just install
    the driver and control panel
    PHYSX
    and HDMI audio in case i wanna watch a move via my HDMI out to my TV

    \so .. nope don't need it still using last years drivers anyway .....359.06 seem more stable then anything that has come out this year for my Strix GTX 960
     
  7. jarablue

    jarablue Gawd

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    Don't forget the led visualizer is busted (not included) also in this version. So don't update to this if you want to customize your led lighting effects.
     
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  8. DiabloRojo

    DiabloRojo Limp Gawd

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    I take it that this is the update that finally requires a login to download drivers?

    My intarwebtubes are severely limited at the moment else I'd find out for myself and (probably) uninstall GFE entirely.
     
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    Are the quality settings for Shadowplay recording still crap? The interface was never good, but at least you (felt like you) had some control. I wasn't impressed with how the new interface is handling it.
     
  10. tetris42

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    This was a disaster for me. First, the update is forced, second, after registering so I can use my damn system AND rebooting it... Shadowplay is now missing. I checked every option, it's just not there. I tried the "share" button and all it does is stall out. That's the only reason I was using Geforce Experience in the first place. I ended up using System Restore and reverting to the old version and am just firewalling it from the internet so it doesn't update now. This is godawful. I really appreciate how it's a mandatory update.
     
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    jarablue Gawd

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    It's always been junk. Nvidia please release the led visualizer as a stand alone app so I never have to use gfe again.

    Thanks guys!
     
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  12. Rizen

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    I've been running it for a while on my 980 Ti and Titan X Pascal. I don't really understand the complaints here. I'm betting most of you haven't even used it, and if you have it's been years.

    The new version is pretty lightweight, the onscreen display for ShadowPlay is actually convenient and useful, and the recording quality is good. I don't use the auto-optimize settings piece, but it's an option and not at all forced on you. Most of you complaining about this - it's not meant for you, it's meant for people who have no idea WTF they are doing.

    Anyways, if you are using GeForce Experience, DEFINITELY upgrade to this version, it's a lot nicer.
     
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  13. Zarathustra[H]

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    Another gratuitous video, where we would have been better served by a thoughtful writeup. Thanks millennials! :p

    The only reason I see to install the GeForce experience is this news post from the HardOCP main page in October of last year:

    Nvidia Game-Ready Drivers To Be Locked Behind GeForce Experience

    If I am going to need GeForce experience to get the latest driver updates, I guess I'll be forced to install it :(

    Sounds like Nvidia has been paying attention to Microsoft's Windows 10 method of software adoption...
     
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  14. socK

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    Why does Shadowplay even have different restrictions for streaming vs recording?

    Youtube is happy to eat a 1440p @ 18000 bitrate stream.
     
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    Yep as soon as it asked me to make account or login with Facebook I uninstalled it.
     
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  16. cageymaru

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    Can't wait for my buddy to get his EVGA GTX 1080 next week and install this. :) This is going to give me a good laugh for a long time.
     
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    Where are Omega Drivers? I seem to remember a long time ago having to get my video drivers from a guy/site called omega that would rip out all the crap and repackage everything up nice for you. Maybe I am confused.
    Ring any bells?
     
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    Hey, I remember Omega Drivers.:)
     
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  19. arestavo

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    HAHAHAHAHA!

    Nope.

    Noooooooope.

    NooOOOoOoOoOOooOoOOope!

    Take it and stuff it up your ass, Nvidia!
     
  20. DrLobotomy

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    I wonder if my EVGA login will get me past this. I understand lots of peeps don't like GFE for 1 reason or another but sometimes it is the only way I can get a game to stop tripping because of weirdly named options that don't align with what other games have listed in video options. Once it is set, I can uninstall it.
     
  21. Supercharged_Z06

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    Ugh... Enough Nvidia. How about a driver download selection screen site that actually lets you pick and choose what you want/need and JUST download that? What if I just want the core driver for the video card I own and not some 340+ meg download that supports 6 different series of video cards, and comes with all kinds of extra crap like 3D Vision, GeForce Experience, etc. Would be nice to separate the driver from all the SLI profile baggage as well and handle that outside of the core driver download.
     
  22. MOS8580

    MOS8580 n00bie

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    Heh, turns out you can't even make an account because they don't send verification emails. If you're going to make logging in a new requirement, the damn account management system should freaking work.
     
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  23. Rizen

    Rizen [H]ardForum Junkie

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    How are you logging in? It works for me using Google.
     
  24. Rizen

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    My PC has 9TB of storage and 16GB of RAM. The NVIDIA drivers running in the background take up maybe 200-300MB of RAM and the driver install package takes <2 minutes to download. I really think some of you guys just like to complain for the sake of complaining.

    It's not 2004 anymore, AMD's drivers are 300MB too.
     
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  25. tetris42

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    Having to create an online login profile in order to use standard features on your fucking videocard is not complaining for the sake of complaining. I've never had to do that before. There's more to separating the social media garbage from the card functionality than just disk space.
     
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  26. Rizen

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    What "standard features" are you losing out on? Literally all of the actual graphics card functions in the drivers are in the Control Panel. GFE just handles the ShadowPlay / social streaming stuff. It seems like if you're doing that type of thing that a login here isn't going to be a dealbreaker, but that's me.
     
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  27. Factum

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    It's always the same...supposed geeks whine like little girls...some don't even know how to configure thier systems...but still think they are enthusisasts.
    And then they whine about login...while dumping their electronics signature everywhere on all sorts of crappy unsecure sites and devives...ignorance is the new black.
     
  28. Shintai

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    I always use custom install. GFX driver, HD Audio and PhysX is all I install.

    However for the average joe, I am sure the solution works great from both AMD and Nvidia helping people to set optimized settings and keeping drivers up to date. Got a few I play with that uses it that are not hardware people to put it mildly. And its a success for them. before AMD and Nvidia released their tools for it, you could catch them running with awful low settings.
     
  29. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    GeForce experience optimized settings are great, I should run the witcher 3 at medium settings using 1.75x DSR apparently
     
  30. Ieldra

    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    While I sympathize with your irritation with having to log in, these aren't standard features for you graphics card :p you're more than welcome to use OBS. If NV demand you upload a picture of yourself painted green and making love to the nvidia logo to use geforce experience, they can, and you're free not to use it xD

    Anyway, just installed, will now try out Ansel and get back to you a forty five petapixel screenshot of a dinosaur's ass
     
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    Ieldra I Promise to RTFM

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    i think you can download third party tool for that. MSI for example have their so called Gaming App so you can control the LED lighting on their card. so you might need to check if the vendor of your gpu maker have specific softwares for it.
     
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    nvidia probably have the resource to make it better but some third party softwares that offering similar function/tool probably would not going to like that lol. plus stuff like this probably better done by third party anyway. nvidia just offer something basic that is usable to some. same reason why overclocking tools are not integrated into nvidia control panel anymore.
     
  34. tuggernuts

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    God dammit. I just brought a 1080 Seahawk home from Microcenter last night after being an ATI/AMD user for 10+ years, then I log in to see this first thing in the morning.
     
  35. Rizen

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    AMD has literally the exact same situation going on with the AMD Gaming Evolved app (a reskinned version of Raptr), which is their solution for recording/streaming game play.

    Having used both, in my experience GeForce Experience is a bit simpler and easier to use.
     
  36. tuggernuts

    tuggernuts n00bie

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    Unless it's different for 300/400 series cards or something that is being rolled out very soon, the drivers at least weren't tied to any logins or non-essential software. As of last week I was happily downloading manual updates for my 290x and ignoring any bundled software except CCC.
     
  37. Rizen

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    Unless I am mistaken you can still download the NVIDIA drivers just fine from here (Win 10 Anniversary Update because that's what I have): Drivers | GeForce

    Raptr doesn't "require" you to log in with a username but it's a way more obnoxious app in general, so there are trade offs.
     
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    OBS is good, but Shadowplay was a bit simpler. Guess I'll go revisit those settings in OBS and go that route. Shadowplay didn't work in some OpenGL based games and OBS does so...

    Also if you have an Nvidia Shield, you need Geforce Experience to do the streaming to the console. Yes, you will need a login and all that crap.
     
  39. Zarathustra[H]

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    Let me repost this:


     
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