What NVIDIA optimization does Splashtop support?

We at Splashtop have optimized our products for users who have a NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro graphics card in their computer and/or a Tegra 2 CPU in their tablet.  What this translates to is higher frame rates and lower lag time that will lead to a better experience for all remote desktop usages, especially multimedia.  Users will notice that their videos, movies, games, and other graphic-intensive content will be even more lag-free and smoother.

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Hardware requirements:

  • GeForce 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 series notebook or desktop GPUs with at least 512MB FB.
  • Currently does not support Optimus configurations.
  • NVIDIA GeForce graphics started to support SLI since driver v310.70.

Driver / OS requirements:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8 32-bit, or 64-bit.
  • NVIDIA driver 275.33 and later.

Benefits:

  • Higher frame rate.
  • Lower lag time.
  • Play games or use applications in full screen.

How to enable it:

  1. Download the attached registry file.
  2. Right click on it to execute it as an administrator.
  3. Restart the streamer or reboot the computer.
  4. Then the feature will be activated.

Current Limitations:

  • Only supports single display configurations (one monitor).
  • 'Blank screen' option should be disabled.
  • Will not re-direct protected content playback on the PC.
  • If you get a black screen by enabling this feature, please disable it to work around the issue. Here are the steps to disable it:

a.  Execute regedit.exe on the computer with the streamer installed.
b.  Double-click on it to execute it.  (This step may trigger a confirm dialog box by the system; click Yes to execute if it pops up.)
c.  Search registry key "EnableNvFBC". Then change the value of the key to "0".
d.  Exit Splashtop Streamer by right-clicking on the icon in the System tray.  Then launch the Streamer again from the Start menu.  (Re-booting the computer can produce the same effect.)
e.  Try to connect again and see if the "black screen" issue is gone.

 

 

note.gif  Notes:

  • If SLI is enabled, this will conflict with GeForce optimization.  Please remember to disable SLI when GeForce optimization is enabled.  (Updating the driver to 314.07 or above may help.)
  • If SLI is enabled, this will prevent Splashtop THD from being able to play games/movies in full-screen mode.  Please disable SLI if you want to play games/movies in full-screen.  (Updating the driver to 314.07 or above may help.)
  • During our usage cases, we found that enabling or disabling SLI did not require a computer re-start.  However, if a re-start is requested in your case, please share the details about this with us regarding your system info (for example Win7/Vista, 32/64 bits, etc.).
  • If your system is equipped with dual displays like Intel+NVIDIA, NVIDIA is usually not the primary display. Please disable Intel display from BIOS or its utility program, and connect NVIDIA with a proper cable (usually HDMI).  In this way, you may get the optimization working on your Streamer.
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    Harrison.Gould16

    @Nimh, sorry for the incredibly late response, but AFAIK 334 drivers are the latest that work. I also haven't had any success with 335 or 337 drivers.

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    Marcosmejia01

    @Jaff.Kuo,

    Do you know if Nvidia will stop support on newer drivers because of the Shields similar capabilities? I'm kinda forced to upgrade my driver because of the newer 700 series cards and I would love to have this working again. 

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    Ryantrip

    @Jaff.Kuo,

     

    Those steps worked for me. Only thing, like @Dolceck said, is that most games crash on close.

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    Ngathany

    @Vans.Huang,

    The "Optimized for GeForce" image is not displayed on the lower left corner of Splashtop Streamer. I also am unable to open full screen games. I receive the popup that says splashtop doesn't support fullscreen. This was working when I had windows 7 installed.

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    Mevel.Is
    The 320.18 drivers no longer appear to work with the current streamer relase, eta on fix ?
    (Im sure it was working a few weeks back...)

    it would also be useful if there was a list somewere of supported/tested nvidia driver versions known to work with current releases of splashtop!!
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    Jrw252
    Legend! Thanks for that will try it out
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    Gregt
    Is there any plan to fix this problem? One of the primary buying points for Splashtop 2 and its monthly payment is that its compatible with nvidia cards and drivers beyond 275 but that doesn't appear to be the case for anyone any more... Is a fix in the works? @Jaff.Kuo what's the word? This isn't really acceptable if that's one of the marketing points of the streamer.
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    Chortya

    I'm running the latest beta driver for NVIDIA Shield streaming and Streamer version 2.4.0.3 and Splashtop on my Windows 8 laptop. I use the recommended USB Network Gate (thanks btw) for gamepad connection and everything including full screen gaming works very good with very small lag and 1080p resolution. I still get inconsistent error messages or crashes depending on host resolution I can't really reproduce but in overall this setup is what I've been looking for ages. Private gaming cloud in my closet which can be accessed from multiple devices. I only wish this setup would be more stable and user friendly and actually include USB over IP functionality in the Splashtop.

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    Darkpatch

    This has worked for me as well. However, it seems like I'm getting higher latency rather than lower, even with the logo.  Using Geforce 260 GTX with 314.07. Removed 2.3.5.2 rebooted, installed 2.3.0.2 and logo showed up immediately.  

    Is there a specific version of Cuda that is needed for the performance gains?  When comparing this functionality to other similar software, they need at least a Cuda 2.0 or newer card.

     

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    Xliedx

    Hello and thanks for the great app :)

     

    It's working pretty well with my compy ( gtx 670, nvidia drivers 320.18) : the "optimized for GeForce" appears, fullscreen is perfect. (Splashtop 2.4.5.2)

    But that's not the case on my laptop with gtx 765 and nvidia drivers 327.23, I'm using splashtop 2.4.5.2 or 2.5.0.1 I don't have any geforce logo appearing, so yeah no fullscreen.

    Anyway I really appreciate your work, this is great to directly control the compy through any network, loving it so much! Thanks again~

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Maurice.Danaher1,

    Sorry, this needs nvidia's help to support it.

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    Davconts

    Ok got it working!

    1) Used a mini hdmi to hdmi adapter and connected monitor via HDMI

    2) I installed nvidia 314.07 drivers

    3) Uninstalled splashtop streamer

    4) Re-installed splashop streamer v2.3.0.2

    5) Rebooted PC

    @Jaff Thanks Jaff for the heads up on HDMI.  Not telling you how to do things around here but you may want to edit the original article above? Without reading through all the comments it would be impossible to work out... was a bit of a wild goose chase (spent hours) until I came across the latest ones and pieced all the info together. You probably also want to mention the HDMI requirement and disabling intel graphics via BIOS if you do update it...

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    Doctharock

    Just to help everyone out. I was able to get it optimized on windows 8.1 running sli and 3 monitors. Here is the screen shot for proof. 

    http://i.imgur.com/sNXYBX2.png?1

    I will say, however, that it did not work on this same exact setup with Windows 7, or when I upgraded from 7 to 8.1. I did a clean install of 8 then upgraded to 8.1 and it worked without any other help on my part. 

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Jamiewrigley22,

    Please try again with last driver version 314.07, the other newer versions may not work with Splashtop Streamer.

     

    @Gregt,Jamiewrigley22,

    If your NV display is not a unique display(hybrid display case), and have another display like Intel or ATI on the same system, it may not work if it isn't properly configured.

    Disable the non-NV display in BIOS or switch primary display to NV from utility program may be necessary, please contact system venfors for more info about settings configurations.

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    Aaron.82

    I can also confirm that 2.4.0.3 works with nVidia 326.19 beta. I did have to uninstall 2.4.0.1 first though as it wouldn't perform an upgrade. I confirmed the version in Ssplashtop's about tab.

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    Ngathany

    @Vans.Huang,

    I followed steps 1 and 3 without the last reboot and everything works now. My drivers were already up-to-date. Thanks for all of your help! I'm excited to continue gaming :)

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    Hauknu

    Can't seem to make this work. I've tried with both 320.18 drivers and 314.07. Card is a GTX 690. Tried with SLI on and off. Streamer version is 2.3.5.2.  Would be really great to get this working!

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    Eyeramid

    Put it on discrete, that's you nvidia

    Igfx is Intel on board card

    Then disable Intel HD in device manager

    Then follow the rest of my earlier steps

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    Urunio

    1.Set in bios "Auto select" for video card.

    2.Removed driver.

    3.Removed streamer

    3.Changed output port

    4.Installed driver 310.70

    5. Installed streamer.

    6. ???

    7. Fullscreen works!

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    Chortya

    It seems full screen games work only if the host resolution is set to best fit my laptops resolution in the Splashtop client.

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    Urunio

    Fullscreen Works with 2.3.5.2 streamer and with 310.70 driver. 

    Liv2surf, I'm work on bold PC, not on on notebook. For you in 1 post (because streamer don't support "Optiomus"):

    Here are the steps to disable it:

    1.  Save the attachment file to your local computer.
    2.  Rename the file name to be EnableNvFBC.reg (original is EnableNvFBC.reg_) .
    3.  Double-click on it to execute (this step may trigger a confirm dialog box by system; click Yes to execute if it pops up) .
    4.  Exit Splashtop Remote Streamer by right-clicking on the icon in the System tray, then launch the Streamer again from the Start menu (re-booting the computer can get the same effect).
    5.  Try to connect again if the "black screen" issue is gone.

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    Xliedx

    Thanks Vans and Harrison for your answers!

    Unfortunatly I don't have any better results with the latest nvidia drivers (331.82) on my laptop + Streamer 2.5.0.1. By any luck I was selecting the "nvidia preferred graphics processor"  in the nvidia control panel, but it did not change anything.

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Arkana ,

    314.22 doesn't work in our internal test, please use the formal release 314.07 instead.

    Once the GeForce optimization enabled, there will be a Vnidia logo on the lower left corner on Streamer.

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Ngoodman02,

    Sorry, win streamer v2.4.0.1 still doesn't fix the issue with NV new driver 320.x.

    But you can use this new streamer v2.4.0.1+NV driver 314.07 for NV optimization.

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    Doctharock

    Sorry, I forgot to add that it is indeed on driver 335.23 as you can see in the screen shot.

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    Gregt

    I switched off all Intel graphics in the bios. Any graphics processes are going straight through the PCI... And, I only have one display.

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Ryantrip,Dolceck,

    The issue game crash on close is a new issue we didn't know, we'll look into this issue.

    Thanks for feedback.

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    vans.huang

    @Ngathany,

    Please follow the instructions below to see if the NV optimization feature works:

    1. Please remove the streamer from your computer. Then reboot.
    2. Update the NV driver on your computer. Then reboot.
    3. Re-install 2.6.5.12 streamer on your computer. Then reboot.

    Then see if the NV image displays at streamer.

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    Shuja1515

    Hey hey guys, for those who have Nvidia cards in their PCs and cannot see any "Optimized For Nvidia" logo on their splashtop streamer, I think I have discovered a way to figure it out :
    1)Uninstall your streamer.(From PC)
    2)Download latest streamer and install it.
    3)After installing,again run the setup and select repair.

    Now when you'll run the streamer again,you will see the logo and will be able to play games in Fullscreen.
    Tell me if it works, it worked for me.

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    Leopardpwnsvista

    Thanks for the response. I was able to successfully get it working with the clean installation. In my case, installing it after splashtop was not necessary. My steps:

    Uninstall all nvidia things in control panel, reboot. Install nvidia 326.41 clean installation, reboot.  Install splashtop 2.4.0.3 beta, log in, reboot. Then, logo shows up and fullscreen works. I am using a 670. Thanks, everyone.

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