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Latest GeForce Experience Beta Update Is All About Streaming

Nvidia released an update to the GeForce Experience early access beta that increased the maximum quality streams that can be shared live and played through a Shield device. The new version also adds YouTube Gaming as an option for live broadcasting.

We first spoke about the GeForce Experience beta program in August, shortly before it was launched in September. The opt-in preview GeForce Experience beta introduced an in-game overlay that lets players access gameplay recording and streaming options, several new recording and upload features, and the ability to share games with friends through Gamestream Co-Op.

The latest update focuses on refining available features more than adding new ones. Gamestream has been updated for local streaming. This is the function that lets you stream games through a local network from a gaming PC to a Shield gaming device attached to a computer. Prior to this release, Gamestream broadcasts were limited to 1080p at 60 FPS with stereo sound. With today's beta update, the quality can be scaled up to 4K at 60 FPS with 5.1 surround sound, provided a powerful enough computer is on the local network though a hardwired connection.

Nvidia recommended an Intel Core-i7 CPU with at least a GTX 980 Ti GPU and a machine connected to a 100 Mbps home network with CAT 5E network cables to attempt Gamestream at 4K.

Live broadcasting has seen some improvements with the latest GeForce Experience beta. Gamers can now stream to Twitch.tv with higher quality settings. The maximum streaming quality is now 1080p60 at 9 Mbit/s, which Nvidia said is a considerable improvement from previous GeForce Experience streaming settings.

In addition to improved quality for Twitch, GeForce Experience beta now supports YouTube Gaming for live broadcasts. The maximum quality for YouTube Gaming is also 1080p at 60 FPS, and Nvidia said it can be accessed with just a couple of clicks. Simply click Share and select Connect. A window will open up where you choose Twitch or YouTube; then click Log In. This sets your account up for broadcasting through GeForce Experience.

Nvidia said that by default, the software will prompt you for which service to use when a broadcast is started, but it can be setup to connect directly to your preferred host.

Nvidia said that in addition to the streaming quality enhancements, the latest GeForce Experience beta update includes more than a dozen additional fixes and tweaks, including stability improvements and crash fixes associated with specific applications and games.

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  • Alec Mowat
    Oh look, a new feature in an easy to apply update.
    Must be Nvidia, and not AMD.
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  • frank the tank
    What they should really do is make it work properly in Windows 10 instead of corrupting my video drivers.
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  • rantoc
    Without a plugin system gf experience have gone from ok to bloat for most users i recon
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  • renz496
    So latest drivers only reachable via GFE? Honestly i don't like this because they were removing options to get the latest driver unless you willing to wait 3 months so you can download them manually. Plus nvidia should optimize GFE more. Let the unuse feature to be turn off completely instead of having it's service running at the background
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  • clonazepam
    Without a plugin system gf experience have gone from ok to bloat for most users i recon

    GeForce Experience is just like government. It keeps getting bigger and bigger and you can probably make some more comparisons on your own.

    OBS is still the best option for ensuring complete compatibility with your game library and the most options (for the recording / broadcasting side).
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  • Alec Mowat
    16792234 said:
    Without a plugin system gf experience have gone from ok to bloat for most users i recon

    GeForce Experience is just like government. It keeps getting bigger and bigger and you can probably make some more comparisons on your own.

    OBS is still the best option for ensuring complete compatibility with your game library and the most options (for the recording / broadcasting side).

    Yes, but Government gets bigger because populations grow, make more money and become more efficient.

    If you end up with a slow, small, old Government trying to run a modern nation, it becomes inefficient.

    The demands of Nvidia Experience increase if you are running legacy hardware, but it's unnoticeable on new hardware
    Just like how the Government has increased demand from it's services with the higher population, but not enough funding to provide them and gives the illusion of inefficiently from size.
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  • blazorthon
    So latest drivers only reachable via GFE? Honestly i don't like this because they were removing options to get the latest driver unless you willing to wait 3 months so you can download them manually. Plus nvidia should optimize GFE more. Let the unuse feature to be turn off completely instead of having it's service running at the background

    Can't you just disable the service?
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  • renz496
    Still i don't like the fact they kill other source where we can get the latest driver. And nvidia is about to add more unnecessary steps to something that should be easy to begin with. Imagine doing clean driver install. Then i don't need to redownload the latest driver if i already download the package before. But now? After clean install i have to install GFE and let GFE redownload the latest driver for me. And for me with slow internet connection (1Mbps) that is something that i want to avoid if possible.
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  • nomnom9608
    I hope they increase the broadcasting quality to 1440p 20Mbps 60fps, 9Mbps is a little low.
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  • RunLuke
    I installed it and connected it to YouTube Gaming - it works very well. I don't care much about the resolution and bit rate (though 1440p would be nice), but if that's a deal breaker I can see how it's not interesting to you.

    There's an easy overlay that unfortunately makes the in-game cursor invisible. It does in pCARS anyways. That's mildly frustrating,
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