Streamers who use Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards can now upload their content to Twitch and YouTube at 1080p/60 frames per second―rather than 720 p/60 frames per second―if they are participants in the GeForce Experience Share early access beta.
Nvidia released GeForce Experience in May 2013 as a companion application to its graphics card. The software kept drivers up to date and optimized game settings.
Behind the scenes, Nvidia tests popular games in a variety of hardware configurations in order to produce the best possible image quality and performance. GeForce Experience retrieves those settings from the Nvidia Cloud (aka its data center) and applies those to your machine when you click the optimize setting.
Since the app’s release, Nvidia has continued to add features, including the ability to record and stream to Twitch and YouTube using a convenient on-screen overlay and to stream to Nvidia’s SHIELD devices. Yesterday, it announced it would bump up the resolution across the board. Gamers who want to stream from their PCs to their SHIELDS to their TVs can now do so at 4K/ 60 frames per second and with 5.1 Surround Sound. One caveat: you will need a bunch of high-end gear that, let’s be honest, only a small percentage of streamers can afford. Nvidia recommends a 4K capable PC with a GeForce GTX 980 Ti and a Haswell Intel i7 CPU, a home network connection of 100Mbps, a CAT 5E or better cable for your network, and an HDMI 2.0 cable between your TV and SHIELD Android TV.
Finally, the update also delivers automatic access to Game Ready Drivers.