Sat. Feb 4th, 2023
More importantly coming soon...

More importantly coming soon…

The decades-old process of searching the web for graphics drivers will be somewhat limited for Nvidia cards in December. That’s when the company will push its regular “Game Ready Driver” updates exclusively through the existing GeForce Experience (GFE) app and require users to register an account to get them.

Nvidia will still release quarterly driver updates through its website and through the Windows Update feature at the operating system level. But the Game Ready drivers, which contain optimizations for every major game released in recent years, will soon be available only to people who have signed up for GFE with an account linked to their email address. The GFE app currently has no such login requirements.

Nvidia says a “medium to high 90 percent” of its users are already using GeForce experience to download drivers with a single click. Still, the new login requirements will likely be seen as an unnecessary burden for many users, especially those concerned about their privacy and providing their personal information.

“We kind of have two camps in terms of gamers,” Nvidia’s Sean Pelletier recently told reporters (as reported by PCWorld). “On the one hand, you have the gamer who is playing here and there, using his system for everyday use and gaming on the side. They don’t want to be overrun with this [Game Ready] drivers.”

“On the other side of the equation, you have avid gamers, who get excited about preloading a game, who want to play a game the day it comes out with all the bells and whistles,” he continued. “Obviously that’s the demographic we’re looking at for Game Ready drivers. We’re focusing on GFE as a single-source destination for those gamers.”

The move is part of an overhaul for GFE that has just entered beta, adding new features such as 1080p, 60fps Twitch/Youtube streaming, and in-home streaming to a 4K-resolution Nvidia Shield with 5.1 surround sound .

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