NVIDIA launched version 1.8.1 of its GeForce Experience tool. New in this release is support for ShadowPlay Twitch Streaming so you can broadcast your gaming sessions without sacrificing performance. Full details and download at NVIDIA.
Earlier in the month we brought you GeForce Experience 1.8, which introduced Adjustable Optimal Playable Settings, and major ShadowPlay updates that made the critically-acclaimed gameplay recording tool even better. Today, we’re updating GeForce Experience to version 1.8.1, and adding Twitch streaming to ShadowPlay, enabling you to broadcast your gameplay and commentary live to gamers worldwide, instantly, and without the need for additional capture equipment or software.
As with recordings saved to disk with ShadowPlay, Twitch ShadowPlay streaming has a minimal performance impact on framerates thanks to the H.264 hardware encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series desktop graphics cards. And unlike other capture solutions, your in-game framerate will not be capped, enabling you to enjoy every game at full speed even when broadcasting.
"Broadcasting to Twitch has become an integral part of the gaming experience,” said Brooke Van Dusen, Director of Business Development, Twitch. “We're extremely excited to work with NVIDIA to make Twitch live streaming available to GeForce Experience users. ShadowPlay is revolutionary, providing high quality streams with almost no noticeable performance impact for our users.”