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Nvidia Supports Steam In-Home Streaming on Latest GeForce GPUs

Nvidia Supports Steam In-Home Streaming

Nvidia Supports Steam In-Home Streaming on Latest GeForce GPUs

Nvidia Supports Steam In-Home Streaming on Latest GeForce GPUs

 

A few days ago Valve and Nvidia announced that Steam's In-Home Streaming software now supports GPU hardware encoding on the Latest Nvidia hardware. 

At present this gives Nvidia a great advantage over the AMD competition when Streaming on Valve's Steam Client as now Nvidia users can utilize their GPUs in-built H.264 encoder instead of relying on the CPU or other hardware. Since AMD have an H.264 encoder on their GCN GPUs, it is assumed that AMD will gain similar support in the future. For now however, for Steam Streaming Nvidia is the way to go.

  

Nvidia Supports Steam In-Home Streaming on Latest GeForce GPUs  

This is what Nvidia had to say on their online blog.

 

"Valve and NVIDIA have just made game streaming better than ever.

Last week, Valve officially released support for hardware encoding on NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in the Steam client. Pair this support with one of our latest GeForce GTX GPUs and you can play remotely from your PC connected to any Steam-enabled system in your home at resolutions up to 1080p at 60 fps.

“We’ve worked closely with NVIDIA to support hardware encoding on GeForce cards with our Steam In-Home Streaming technology, and the result is nothing short of amazing,” said Sam Lantinga, at Valve.

At NVIDIA, we’re all about great gaming experiences. Our goal for game streaming is no different: customers should be able to enjoy the same high-resolution graphics and split-second responsiveness on a remote system as they would directly on a PC.

Our dedicated hardware encoder rapidly encodes each frame with the best required image quality, while keeping lag to a bare minimum. It does all this while providing amazing graphics performance and leaving the CPU available for even the most demanding games.

The result: a great game streaming experience in any room of your house."

 

Join the discussion of Nvidia's support for Steam In-Home Streaming on the OC3D Forums.

 

 

 

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31-08-2014, 10:27:13

RamboOC
Works for me, I streamed asseto corsa from my main rig to a dell laptop from 2004 yesturday.

edit: I dont think i was using the encoder, i have fermi 570 which i dont think has the chip for H.264 encoderQuote

02-09-2014, 10:32:33

rzthrun
I hope AMD gets support soon too, which a few articles indicate they presumably will.Quote

02-09-2014, 12:56:47

RamboOC
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Originally Posted by rzthrun View Post
I hope AMD gets support soon too, which a few articles indicate they presumably will.
From my understanding, this will be exclusive to nvidia only, as nvidia has the physical H.264 encoder chip on the pcb. Unless AMD start to do the same, a software encoding is the most they can do

Edit: from what i remember, one of msi's X99 will have an h.264 encoder on boardQuote

02-09-2014, 16:26:18

rzthrun
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Originally Posted by RamboOC View Post
Edit: from what i remember, one of msi's X99 will have an h.264 encoder on board
yes, there are multiple sources pointing to there being a hardware encoder onboard the msi x99. I imagine there is an advantage to having the chip on the gc pcb vs the mobo?

edit: specifically, X99S GAMING 9 AC motherboard. http://game.msi.com/news?List=75&N=3241Quote
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