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Nvidia's GeForce Experience: Cloud-based Settings Optimizer

Nvidia announced a huge game changer at GeForce LAN 2012 in Shanghai, China with the unveiling of the ultra-cool GTX GeForce 690. The company didn't stop there, as Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang also revealed the cloud-based project called the "GeForce Experience".

The service aims to simplify any hardship involved in configuring graphical settings for any of your favorite games; providing both the smoothest and visually-optimal experience possible. While some enthusiasts may not encounter many difficulties while configuring their games, Nvidia's research shows that “four out of five gamers play games at their default settings,” Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang pointed out. “Most gamers simply don't have the ability or the patience to configure each one of the games specifically for their PC.”

GeForce Experience can help average gamers get the most out of their games, and help enthusiasts tweak their settings to perfection. The service works by using the Cloud to connect your system to a GeForce supercomputer containing a wide-variety of hardware combinations, driver builds and video game releases.

“We literally use this data center, and this supercomputer, to methodically search the perfect setting for each GPU, CPU, Motherboard, operating system and driver configuration,” stated Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

In order to access this wealth of information, the end user installs a piece of software and simply clicks a button to optimize their PC. The optimization process is completely automatic; installing the latest drivers and configuring the best graphical settings for your system the next time you launch your game.

GeForce Experience is expected to begin beta on June 6th.

  • samuelspark
    Would rather have mid-ranged Keplar.
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  • Plasmid
    Awesome idea from Nvidia makes me glad I bought a nvidia product. Nvidia has been stepping up their game lately!
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  • samuelspark
    Also, FPS heavily depends on the gamer. Saw it in action on Saturday. Not that good. Overclocked settings are going to mess with it as well. Not to mention the fact that some gamers are fine with 24 fps and others need 60. I don't see a good future for this unless nVidia is willing to put in a LOT of work.
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  • knowom
    Sounds intriguing and interesting, but more then at little questionable at the same time. How exactly can it be possible for them to determine what's the optimal setting to the end user is the bottom line when some prefer image quality over performance and vice verse or some semblance of balance between the two?

    Manually tweaking settings is really the only way to do so for the true enthusiast tweaker, but I guess they can get it so roughly optimal with their approach using profiles centered around favoring performance or image quality or a balance in between that at the very least could significantly reduce the degree of manual tweaking even a critical person might need or want to perform.

    If it's virtually non obtrusive to the end user it should be a great thing is the bottom line I suppose. I'm hoping it can be setup to generally favor performance or image quality or some type of mixed balance between the two, but with the ability to easily override particular games if need be to something different that might be more favorable.
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  • __-_-_-__
    privacy alert:"The service works by using the Cloud to connect your system to a GeForce supercomputer "
    tkx but no tkx.
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  • DroKing
    whats up with corporations thinking its awesome to hold our hands 24/7?!?! I freakin hate this mindset *vomits* Im glad I dont buy nvidia. Cloud service is utter garbage for people who knows what they are doing.
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  • knowom
    samuelsparkAlso, FPS heavily depends on the gamer. Saw it in action on Saturday. Not that good. Overclocked settings are going to mess with it as well. Not to mention the fact that some gamers are fine with 24 fps and others need 60. I don't see a good future for this unless nVidia is willing to put in a LOT of work. Pretty much my concerns on the idea as well, but I'm guessing with profiles to favor end users general desires and the ability to manually override a general preference for peculiarity games it might be a pretty decent thing.

    Really if they have a performance, balanced, and quality setting catered to your hardware it might not be that bad a thing at all especially for the non tweaking casual gamer that isn't doing these things to begin with and if they have 1 or 2 more fine tuned setting notches in between performance and balanced or balanced and quality even better and hard to complain about really.

    If anything it should give people a good starting point that don't want to take the time to do it or don't know a whole lot about manually tweaking game and graphic settings to suit their needs and desires.
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  • knowom
    DroKingwhats up with corporations thinking its awesome to hold our hands 24/7?!?! I freakin hate this mindset *vomits* Im glad I dont buy nvidia. Cloud service is utter garbage for people who knows what they are doing. It's for lazy people and I'm sure it won't be enforced that your required to use it, but optional for those that wish to do so which in no way seems like a bad thing.

    It sounds similar to having Tweak Force style custom drivers coming straight from Nvidia catered specifically to individual people's computer specs.
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  • DroKing
    @knowom - Ok if its optional then that is acceptable but if they try to ram it down everybody's face. That would arouse those people into throwing a fit who doesn't want it.
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  • drwho1
    I rather download the driver directly from their website and do my own tweaks on my own.
    I'm not interested on cloud.
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