Saturday, December 08, 2012

Find: nvidia tries to make sure gaming experience good as possible across platorms

With desktop flexibility comes complexity, and complexity isn't good experience. 

How Nvidia's GeForce Experience harnesses meat and machine to make default game settings gorgeous

Gallery Photo: GeForce GTX 680 vs. Radeon HD 7970

In April, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang told us that the days of painstakingly tweaking PC game settings to get a decent gaming experience could soon be over. With GeForce Experience, he said, the company would use supercomputers to figure out the optimal settings for each game and each hardware configuration, by tailoring settings to your computer. Today, the tool enters closed beta, supporting around 30 games to start. We got to try it out for ourselves this week, and sat down with some Nvidia engineers to see how it works.

First of all, you should probably know that Nvidia isn't actually scanning your laptop or desktop with a cloud-based supercomputer and magically calculating the results. It's mostly human labor, actually, and it...

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