Boston, MA 10/28/2013 (wallstreetpr) – Graphic chips manufacturer NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has announced breakthrough gaming experience technologies G-SYNC and ShadowPlay. G-SYNC is a technology that allows synchronization between the display and the GPU. On the other hand, ShadowPlay is software that allows gamers to capture game footage. These technologies will be available October 28 together with GeForce Experience software version 1.7.
ShadowPlay has a performance hit in the range of 5 – 10% and can capture game at 60 frames per second in 1080p. The technology requires adobe and GeForce GTX 600 series. The great thing about this game-capture technology that would certainly give it the much deserved market edge is that it generates footage in the standard MP4 file which makes it easy for sharing or uploading of the files on YouTube and other video sharing platforms. The GeForce GTX 600 series GPU are necessary for the ShadowPlay functionality since they feature on-board H.264 video encoder. ShadowPlay captures footage of the previous 10-20 minutes of the gameplay.
The G-SYNC technology enables synchronized GPU render rate to the monitor refresh rate. This enables the display of images the moment they are rendered. As a result, G-SYNC helps in solving the challenges of display lag and stuttering. So gamers can now enjoy smoother and sharper gameplay. By solving the problem of on-screen lag, G-SYNC technology is likely to wow gamers.
Due to gaming requirements, GPUs render frames at different rates. Typically displays have 60 times per second fixed refresh rates. While turning on V-SYNC eliminates tearing, there is always the problem of increased stuttering and lag as the monitor and GPU refresh rates differ. However, now with G-SYNC, gamers can eliminates this challenge and enable smooth syncs of the monitor to the GPU at any frame rate. G-SYNC technology basically offers high-end user experience as it eliminates the long standing artifacts between gamers and the game. Generally, these gaming technologies are expected to open fresh gaming experience for the enthusiasts.
At the close of Friday’s trading, NVDA shed 0.94% of its share value to close the week south at $15.24.