When opening a game for the first time, gamers are usually presented with a daunting array of graphics / video options and finding the right -sometimes elusive- combination of settings to ensure optimal performance on your system can be frustrating. Indeed, some are completely turned off by this approach to PC gaming and have gravitated towards the “plug and play” nature of consoles.
NVIDIA has other ideas.
In order to make the experience of PC gamers reflect the quick setup nature of the console market, NVIDIA will be introducing GeForce Experience. GeForce Experience essentially lverages the power of cloud computing to store an almost unlimited number of system specifications and combinations alongside game information and requirements. Through a simple console-type application, your system can communicate with NVIDIA’s cloud servers and the app can automatically optimize any game based upon your specific setup. No more lengthy setup process will be required. Naturally, you can still tweak to your heart’s content after that but at least the initial setup will be done for you.
For enthusiasts this may not be all that interesting but with notebooks and ultrabooks gaining in popularity, a technology like GeForce Experience could mean the difference between a PC and a console to many first time gamers.
The beta will be available in June for download and Hardware Canucks be covering it in detail over the coming months.