NVIDIA announces cloud-based GeForce Experience

NVIDIA wants to make it easy for PC gamers to have the best possible hardware settings and resolutions for their games. That's the goal of the company's newly revealed software tool, the GeForce Experience. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang first announced the project as part of the event on Saturday night that also revealed the company's plans to sell the GeForce GTX 690 graphics card.

Huang said that GeForce Experience has been a five year project at NVIDIA. He stated that the company has a data center with a supercomputer inside that has loaded up settings for tons of different processors, motherboards, memory, drivers and GPUs. It also has a massive number of games in its database.

Huang said that users will be able to download a software client for their PC and use it to run any game. Using a cloud-based connection, NVIDIA will scan their hardware and their game and then connect to their GeForce Experience database to find the optimal hardware settings and resolutions for their game. Presumably this will only work if you have an NVIDIA GPU inside your PC.

The GeForce Experience is expected to go into beta testing on June 6. There's no word if NVIDIA plans to charge for this cloud service.

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The aim of the system is actually the opposite to what you suggested - it's about optimising settings for people who don't have cutting edge graphics cards and can't simply set everything to 'max'. Still, if you're using a DX10 card and playing a game that has DX11 features is it not appropriate to warn the user that they would receive a better experience if they were to upgrade? I would suggest that would be helpful, especially as this is an opt-in system.

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I agree, and hope it end up that way, but companies don't make money on extending the life of a product. They make money selling you new products

When i first read the title i thought it was going to be a service similar to OnLive, I don't really see how this service is going to benefit that many people, most games nowadays have their own settings for 'auto' where it analysis your system and sets things appropriately for best quality at optimal performance. After that you can tweak it if you like (most games let you, the ones that don't are made by terrible people)

Is this service meant to have a huge database of every possible combination of hardware that could possibly exist? I really don't see the point tbh.

All I can say is "LOL" to yet another nvidia thing that probably will prove more trouble than good. Does anyone even install their updater thing? heh

IntelliMoo said,
All I can say is "LOL" to yet another nvidia thing that probably will prove more trouble than good. Does anyone even install their updater thing? heh

There updater thing is built in to the current drivers now.

Indeed, their 'updated thing' is in the driver software now. about 8 months ago i upgraded from an HIS ATI 5870 to the ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II, and i have to say, the nvidia software and hardware is much friendlier, and I love my card. I was always a little disappointed by the performance of the 5870

IntelliMoo said,
All I can say is "LOL" to yet another nvidia thing that probably will prove more trouble than good. Does anyone even install their updater thing? heh

I always deselect it. It's horribly implemented. Why does it need a separate user account at all, let alone create 5 or 6 accounts?

GreyWolf said,

I always deselect it. It's horribly implemented. Why does it need a separate user account at all, let alone create 5 or 6 accounts?

Eh?!? I've never had to create an account or sign in to anything to use nVidia update software. I actually think its pretty good, let's me know as soon as the new beta drivers are released.

IntelliMoo said,
All I can say is "LOL" to yet another nvidia thing that probably will prove more trouble than good. Does anyone even install their updater thing? heh

I use their updater. It's cool.

Not sure I see the point of this... So you run it with every game and it tells you what to set it at? Why not just set it where your hardware will support and scale it up or down when you see it running to easy or to slow.

Seems to be of dubious value to me while I need to feed everything about my system to NVidia. I'll pass.

Frazell Thomas said,
Not sure I see the point of this... So you run it with every game and it tells you what to set it at? Why not just set it where your hardware will support and scale it up or down when you see it running to easy or to slow.

Seems to be of dubious value to me while I need to feed everything about my system to NVidia. I'll pass.

I don't think it just tells you. I think it compares your game and pc setup to the database to find a match and then sets it up for you (very much like a console-based experience).

NeoNut said,
I don't see why they need a super computer for this. It's just a database.

super computer sounds better. Im sure it reads better then, an old pentium IV pc we had laying around running Vista will maintain this database.

NeoNut said,
I don't see why they need a super computer for this. It's just a database.

I thought it was a typo, and they meant they have a datacenter with many supercomputers - that I thought come in different configurations and run game simulations to populate the database that determines what is best for the user's configuration.

Ok so internet based 3D Profiles for the graphics driver based on game exe, which is currently built in locally to the driver package. Is that was everyone else deciphered out of this?

butilikethecookie said,
Will this work for any NVIDIA Card or just the 690?
"that has loaded up settings for tons of different processors, motherboards, memory, drivers and ******GPUs******."

butilikethecookie said,
Will this work for any NVIDIA Card or just the 690?

That would be the easiest database ever. Just set everything to max.

neat idea, though I assume if you can build your own pc you are savvy enough to know the limits. If the PC was built by someone else then maybe, but then again, if the game is not working you'd lower the res or ask your friend. I remember having a piece of soft (i forget the name, which would scan the PC and give you the starts and where it is on a scale and if game would run - forget the name of it

zeta_immersion said,
neat idea, though I assume if you can build your own pc you are savvy enough to know the limits. If the PC was built by someone else then maybe, but then again, if the game is not working you'd lower the res or ask your friend. I remember having a piece of soft (i forget the name, which would scan the PC and give you the starts and where it is on a scale and if game would run - forget the name of it

Sounds like Can You Run It @ http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/intro.aspx