NVIDIA Releases GeForce Experience 1.8Category: Video Cards
Posted: December 2, 2013 08:45PM
NVIDIA just keeps rolling right along, as earlier today it released version 1.8 of GeForce Experience. The new update features "game-changing Optimal Playable Setting functionality", as well as various improvements to ShadowPlay to help make it even better. Optimal Playable Settings can now go up to 3840x2160 resolutions; users can choose between Windowed, Borderless Windowed, and Fullscreen Mode; and there's a handy slider to adjust settings between Optimal, performance, quality, or anything in between. NVIDIA defaults to settings that should give you at least 40 frames per second, however you can move the slider to the left for 60FPS or move it to the right for lower FPS (yet better quality). Of course those FPS numbers can change depending on the game and your specific hardware, but it at least gives you a good baseline.
As for the ShadowPlay improvements, Windows 7 users can now record up to 20 minutes of Shadow Mode footage, just like Windows 8 users. Windows 7 Manual Mode also no longer restricts you to a single 3.8GB file, as now it can record across multiple files until you run out of space (if you so choose). NVIDIA's even added the ability to record game and VOIP audio at the same time, so now you can narrate your footage as it happens. All users have to do is just select the "In-game & microphone" option under Audio in GeForce Experience. Some of the other improvements include reduced stuttering while replaying footage, and the ability to capture footage at native resolutions and aspect ratios up to 1920x1080.
GeForce Experience 1.8 should automatically prompt you to download and install if you're using it already, otherwise you can grab it from GeForce.com.