NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.0 Overview – How To Optimize, Record and Stream Your Games

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Final Thoughts and Conclusions

For many PC gamers starting off and wondering how they can record their gameplay or stream so others can watch now have a simple way to capture and display their best, worst, and funny moments as well as get the most out of their gameplay with their current rigs. The GeForce Experience provides users with the types of features many beginning gamers long for. Making YouTube videos is not saved exclusively for professional gamers.

GeForce Experience Logo

One thing to point out is that NVIDIA is also always working to make the NVIDIA GeForce Experience better since its closed beta introduction back in December 2012. Back then the closed beta was limited to about 10,000 people and GeForce Experience would optimize your game settings on just 32 game titles while also keeping your GeForce graphics cards drivers up to date. NVIDIA has continually rolled our improvements and GeForce Experience 3.0 has blossomed into an impressive utility that automatically optimizes settings in over 300 game titles and is approaching 80 million users.

Unfortunately for Radeon gamers, AMD’s Gaming Evolved App powered by Raptr was apparently abandoned on September 12th, 2016 and AMD is no longer distributing it or supporting it. This leaves NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.0 as the sole solution out there as AMD no longer has anything similar. This means that if you are a beginner PC gamer that the GeForce Experience 3.0 software can take the stress out of knowing what game optimizations to set for each title you are playing and allows you to quickly capture gameplay video, stream it to Twitch or YouTube, or share it with another player over the Internet using the easy-to-use in-game overlay tool.

We found that the NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.0 has brought us a simple way of recording and streaming our gameplay or even what we do on the desktop. For this reason I find that the program is a great way for beginning gamers to share their experiences on the battlefield.

The NVIDIA GeForce Experience 3.1.0 build can be downloaded here.

Legit Bottom Line: The GeForce Experience is a free program which delivers optimal gameplay and the ability to record and stream with a few clicks of the mouse.


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  • DSxTaels

    I want to stream to Twitch and to YouTube at the same time. Can’t seem to get the software to do it… suggestions aside from switching to OBS?

  • He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named

    You failed to tell how to disable annoying keyboard shortcuts! Because this UX flaw I don’t use this crappy bloatware.

    • Landy

      I just struck the same annoying issue with GeForce ‘stealing’ my keyboard shortcuts I use in other programs. The solution is to open GeForce experience and go to settings. There is a switch in there to turn off “Share”. Your keyboard shortcuts in other programs will then work as intended again.

  • John Moffett

    Did I miss something, or did you fail to mention the increased telemetry that NVidia collects with GE 3?

    • Nathan Kirsch

      From the GFE FAQ: ” The application collects data needed to recommend the correct driver update and optimal settings, including hardware configuration, operating system, language, installed games, game settings, game usage, game performance, and current driver version. If a user is signed into an NVIDIA account, the data is identifiable. All data collected is protected by NVIDIA’s privacy policy.”

      That said it can be disabled – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp850f5_rzk

      • Starrbuck68

        People on the Internet being concerned about their privacy is rather humorous. 😉

        • Exactly! i have been saying it for years. Privacy is gone and people need to make sure they don’t do or say anything they don’t want other people to see….so obey the laws and be nice 😉

        • YOUDIEMOFO

          And the fact that people feel like they are soooooo special that they are going to be targeted when they are online. I’m sure…. I guess if you are doing some shifty shite that could be deemed illegal/illicit then yeah you have something to worry about.