NVIDIA 'The Way It's Meant to Be Played' 2013 Press EventClayMeow - October 24, 2013
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If you're into making gameplay videos for YouTube or streaming gameplay live via Twitch, NVIDIA is going to have you covered in a big way. NVIDIA ShadowPlay allows you to "capture your greatest moments" by recording gameplay at 1080p with very low overhead. As the Kepler GPU does the brunt of the work, it also won't tax your CPU, which means it's a solution you can always have running. ShadowPlay automatically saves your last twenty minutes, or you can manually adjust it to record whatever your hard drive can hold. The beta will be available on October 28, 2013.
Twitch Streaming thru GeForce Experience
By leveraging Kepler and ShadowPlay, you can easily broadcast at 480p, 720p, or 1080p directly to Twitch with a full 60fps upload. It works with every game with no effect on your gameplay and you can configure your webcam and position it on the screen for broadcasting right through the GeForce Experience client. NVIDIA showed a live demo of Splinter Cell Blacklist streaming on Twitch. I checked the stream via my laptop and it was indeed all in sync. Unfortunately, the Twitch streaming will not be available with the launch of ShadowPlay, but NVIDIA expects it to be available before the end of the year.
NVIDIA has a solution for all those people that aren't quite happy with the over 8 million pixels on a 4K display – 4K Surround! That's right, now you can enjoy over 24 million pixels! Well, that is if you have about $15K to spare. Not only will you need to buy three 4K displays (not cheap), you'll then need two or three high-end GPUs to be able to run them. NVIDIA had Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag demoed with 4K Surround with three TITANs, and it still only pulled roughly 35-40 FPS (though I should note that the game hasn't yet been optimized for 4K Surround). But if you want the best of the best, it's hard to match.
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
While not quite ready or willing to release the specs, Jen-Hsun did want to leave us with a sneak peek at the next video card coming out of the green camp. The GTX 780 Ti promises to be the best single-GPU available – cool, quiet, fast, and low power. Of course, Jen-Hsun said it works great in SLI to power 4K Surround. I certainly don't doubt that! I'm sure Frank will be reviewing it as soon as he can get his hands on it!