Gaming – Nvidia
If you’re a PC gamer, chances are you’ll need NVIDIA products such as its graphics cards.
However, if you’re a beginner, it’s important to know what NVIDIA is and how it started. We will also discuss some of the best NVIDIA software.
In this post, we will go over:
- What is NVIDIA?
- What is GeForce Experience and should you get it?
- What is GeForce Now?
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
What is NVIDIA?
NVIDIA is a technology company known for manufacturing and designing graphics processing units. Over the years, it has also come up with different software to enhance your PC experience.
So, how did the company start?
Well, NVIDIA’s founders, Jen-Huang, Curtis Priem, and Chris Malachwsky, believed that computers needed a dedicated GPU to improve computer graphics.
This is because all computer games at the time were CPU-based. But, with the advancement of technology and the gaming industry, games were slowly moving towards Windows from MS-DOS. CPU was no longer enough to support the 3D graphics of the new games.
After establishing itself as the leading GPU provider for gaming, NVIDIA moved on to designing high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.
What is GeForce Experience and Should You Get It?
In short, GeForce Experience is a software suite for NVIDIA GPUs. So, if you’re using an NVIDIA graphics card, chances are you’ll need to get GeForce experience.
But, how can it help you improve your gaming experience?
Well, the software contains a variety of performance and configuration tweaks for games. It is easily one of the more versatile GPU management tools you can find.
- Automatic driver updates for your GPU
- NVIDIA Shadowplay for live streaming
- Integrated filters for your PC games
- Automatic game optimization
- Image scaling
On the other hand, if you’re confused about what GPU to get for your gaming laptop, you can read our post here.
What is GeForce Now?
Similar to Google Stadia, Xbox Game Pass, and Playstation Now, GeForce Now is also a well-known cloud gaming service that allows you to stream games over the internet.
If you’re unfamiliar with cloud gaming, you can read our post here.
So, how does it work?
GeForce now has more than 20 data centers around the world. Once you play a game, you access the one closest to you.
What we love about the service is that the specs of your hardware do not matter when you play a game on GeForce Now. This is because all games run on the best NVIDIA graphics cards so they look the best no matter what.
The only thing you’ll need to do is ensure you have a high-speed internet connection so you can stream games without any interruption.
Moreover, unlike other cloud services such as Playstation and Xbox, you can’t buy games from the GeForce library. Instead, it links you with Steam, Epic Games Store, or GOG to give you access to games that you already own.
So, what you play on GeForce Now, will depend on you. If you have a rich library of games on Steam, GOG, or other online libraries you can simply install them to your PC and play them anywhere you like.
For more information on gaming apps and games, you can read our post here.
NVIDIA offers excellent graphic cards and software to improve your experience with your PC and gaming.
Besides GeForce Experience and GeForce Now, it offers:
- NVIDIA Quadro/RTX
- DGX servers