GeForce Experience 2.0 Released

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GeForce Experience 2.0 is out now. Download today.

Since its release last year, GeForce Experience has been installed on over 35 million GeForce GTX PCs. On each of those systems GeForce Experience optimises game settings for peak performance, automatically downloads the latest drivers and game profiles, streams games to NVIDIA SHIELD, and enables players to capture in-game action with GeForce ShadowPlay, which has now recorded over 4 million clips for GeForce Experience users.

Today, we are releasing GeForce Experience 2.0, a major update that introduces ShadowPlay desktop capture, advanced Twitch streaming controls, ShadowPlay for notebooks, and SHIELD GameStream support for notebooks. This expansive update enables the capture of any game in Windows, gives streamers complete control over their feeds, enables fullscreen gameplay capture on notebooks, and enables GeForce GTX notebooks to stream gameplay to NVIDIA SHIELD, just like desktops.

For in-depth details on each of the new features introduced by GeForce Experience 2.0, read on.

ShadowPlay Desktop Capture

With the launch of GeForce Experience 2.0 we’re extending ShadowPlay’s capture capabilities to the desktop, enabling footage to be recorded or streamed from windowed games, borderless windowed games, and from the desktop itself. In addition to ensuring seamless capture from champion select to in-game action in League of Legends, desktop capture also enables the recording of OpenGL, Java, and web-based games in windowed mode, borderless windowed mode, and borderless fullscreen mode. In other words, you can now capture gameplay from Minecraft, OpenGL Unity games, older games, popular indie games, and anything else you can think of. You can even create video tutorials in Windows.

To enable desktop capture, simply tick the highlighted box once GeForce Experience 2.0 and the GeForce 337.50 beta drivers are installed.
To enable desktop capture, simply tick the highlighted box once GeForce Experience 2.0 and the GeForce 337.50 beta drivers are installed.

These capabilities also extend to Twitch streaming, enabling uninterrupted League of Legends broadcasts, and broadcasts of any game run in windowed mode. To enable desktop capture for local recordings and Twitch broadcasts, update to GeForce Experience 2.0, install the new GeForce 337.50 beta drivers, and ensure Windows Aero mode is enabled. Desktop capture is disabled by default; to enable the feature, go to Preferences -> ShadowPlay, and check "Allow desktop capture".

Minecraft, captured with GeForce Experience 2.0.
Minecraft, captured with GeForce Experience 2.0.

ShadowPlay For Notebooks (Beta)

Now notebook gamers can capture their greatest gaming moments everywhere they go, with GeForce Experience 2.0 and its new GeForce Shadowplay updates. All of the most popular features are available to Kepler and Maxwell based GTX notebooks, including Shadow mode capture and Twitch streaming. This year's thin, light, powerful GeForce GTX 800M gaming notebooks are fully supported, as are GTX 700M GPUs and select GeForce GTX 600M GPUs.

  Desktop GPUs Notebook GPUs*
ShadowPlay Capture Yes Yes
ShadowPlay 'Shadow' Mode Yes Yes
Twitch.tv Streaming Yes Yes
Desktop Capture Yes No

*All GeForce GTX 800M and 700M notebooks supported. Supported GeForce GTX 600M GPUs: GTX 680M, GTX 675MX, GTX 670MX and GTX 660M GPUs.

Twitch Streaming Advanced Options

In GeForce Experience 1.8.2, we added advanced capture options to ShadowPlay Beta, enabling users to customise capture resolution, capture frame rate, and capture bit rate. Today, GeForce Experience 2.0 extends those options to ShadowPlay’s Twitch streaming feature, giving streamers complete control over the quality of their broadcasts.

Advanced streaming options give you complete control over your Twitch.tv feed.

GeForce Experience 2.0 includes a few further changes for Twitch, too. A new Twitch streaming hotkey has been introduced, enabling the pausing and resuming of broadcasts; Twitch streams will now automatically be tagged with the game’s name; Twitch streams now retain capture aspect ratio; microphone capture audio quality has been further improved; and 16:10 1920x1200 native resolution capture is now supported.

New keyboard shortcuts give you greater control of ShadowPlay when in-game.

GameStream For Notebooks (Beta)

In addition to ShadowPlay for notebooks, GeForce Experience 2.0 also enables NVIDIA GameStream on notebooks, allowing notebook gamers to stream gameplay to SHIELD.

As with ShadowPlay for notebooks, GeForce GTX 800M and GTX 700M notebooks are supported, as are GeForce GTX 680M, GTX 675MX, GTX 670MX and GTX 660M notebooks.
As with ShadowPlay for notebooks, GeForce GTX 800M and GTX 700M notebooks are supported, as are GeForce GTX 680M, GTX 675MX, GTX 670MX and GTX 660M notebooks.

To enable this game-changing functionality, the SHIELD April 2014 software update is also required. For complete details about its many features, in addition to GeForce Experience-to-GameStream functionality, please check out our SHIELD April 2014 software update article.

Remote GameStream (Beta)

Last but not least, GeForce Experience 2.0 enables desktop and notebook gamers to stream gameplay to SHIELD at home, at the office, at a friend's, or on the road via the new Remote GameStream function. To learn more, head on over to our NVIDIA SHIELD April 2014 software update article.

Remote GameStream Beta enables you to enjoy PC games from anywhere in the Wi-Fi connected world.
Remote GameStream Beta enables you to enjoy PC games from anywhere in the Wi-Fi connected world.

GeForce Experience 2.0: Download Now

To get your hands on all of GeForce Experience’s new and exciting features, simply download GeForce Experience 2.0 through the in-app updater, or from GeForce.co.uk. Be sure to also download the new GeForce 337.50 Beta driver via the in-app updater, or from GeForce.co.uk to enable ShadowPlay desktop capture and new GameStream functionality. For the latest SHIELD updates, download the SHIELD April 2014 Update from your device’s ‘Software Update’ screen.

If you experience any issues with GeForce Experience 2.0 please let us know in the GeForce Feedback Forum where our customer care team can better assist you.