Nvidia to Release ShadowPlay Beta Oct. 29

The beta version of Nvidia ShadowPlay will be available Oct. 28 alongside version 1.7 of the GeForce Experience software, Nvidia announced today.

A newer Nvidia graphics card like the GeForce GTX 600 series or higher is required because it uses the GPUs on those cards that feature an on-board H.264 video encoder Nvidia says that the software is capable of recording footage (in the background) at up to 60 frames per second in 1080p, with a performance hit of between 5 and 10 percent.

A future update to the software will enable players to do what they really want to do with video captured from games – share it via services like Twitch – in real time.

Check out the video to your left for more info.

Source: Polygon

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    Sora-Chan says:

    The whole thing was that, while it is, in the end, doing the same thing that has been done for some time from programs like fraps, it is doing it in a brand new way that hasn't been done before. The other solutions out there from what I've seen in the past use the CPU, where as this is using the GPU. It takes out the need of a middle man to screen capture (The CPU), and instead take it straight from the source (the GPU).

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    GrimCW says:

    Sooo nothing truly relavent of interest here and hasn't been getting done for ages without this…

    Meh, at least the options here now. But its an obvious grab for people to upgrade after the flunk out of Shield..

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    Jordan C.D says:

    Quite frankly i use Bandicam. The GUI isn't as graphically pretty but it's more effective than Fraps and it give me other features that are quite handy like the ability to record any part of my screen not just a window using directX or openGL. 

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    BlindMaphisto says:

    I could see this going into the consideration pile when looking for my next video card. Havn't had the best luck with other free software and I don't want to buy fraps.

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    GrimCW says:

    If it truly does as advertised, than this could become something big for a lot of people. 
    and being packaged for free…. I can see Youtube being suddenly flooded with random game play vids from every kid with a comp and CoD :p

    should be interesting now that I think about it.. 

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    locopuyo says:

    This is really awesome.

    I've been using Open Broadcaster Software to record and stream and for about half the games I play there isn't much of a performance hit, but some of them drop from 100s of frames per second to low double digits which basically makes it impossible to record or stream with them.  

    Hopefully Shadowplay solves that issue.  

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