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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156 Comments

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    Pjotrdassen

    Using a gtx780 with driver 340.52. I try to stream to my laptop. Everything is wired and wireless in the house.

    No full screen gaming, only at 800x600 resolution, which is horrible.

    Dubbelchecked everything twice mentioned in this topic, reinstall streamer, optimized geforce, no blank screen enabled.

    This really sucks, i want to move the gaming pc away from the tv and use a laptop or android to connect to the tv.

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    Gregt

    Meant to say I have a 650 Ti Boost... have to install the latest drivers as the 314.7 ones that you recommend don't recognize the card as it's too new. Splashtop Streamer isn't being recognized as optimized for Nvidia... any advice? Are you planning an update soon?

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    Eyeramid

    Got it working

    Thanks Gregt

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    vans.huang

    @Jack.Scarle,

    I am not sure what the build 10586 is, could I have more details or a link? Thank you!

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    Urunio

    Reinstall/repair/changing drivers from 310 till 320 editions don't help for me too.

    Video card has 2 DVI's and 1 s-video connector, and monitor connected via dvi-to-vga connector.

     

    Adam.Lesiuk may be it's help, but it's not USERS problem, it's should be Splashtop developers trouble that not repaired since versions.

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    Harrison.Gould16

    I saw that someone said something about the 326 drivers... Any updates on that? I'm getting some crazy sh!t going on with my mouse, but everything runs incredibly smooth. Using Nvidia 326.41 drivers and using splashtop version 2.4.0.5. I was wondering if the Nvidia optimized should be popping up or anything. I read through a bunch of the previous comments and nobody really mentioned if the drivers were optimized or if they were just working. Also should I bet getting full screen? I'm just about to try the splashtop 2.4.0.3 beta drivers that someone posted earlier, but those or older... Anyone have any ideas? I'm a premium splashtop user and everything. My subscription lasts till sometime in 2014 I know that's for sure. Thanks!!

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    Jamiewrigley22
    Why has it taken so long to inform your customers of such a dramatic flaw? Nvidia and Splashtop must communicate any changes that will have adverse affects when it comes to how each others software operates, and make it clear to your joint client base if we're to be affected.
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    Parabolee

    Do you have an onboard graphics card too? If you do then make sure the Nvidia card is set as default or disable the onboard in your BIOS.

    That is what I had to do.

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    Adam.Lesiuk

    The precise combination of nvidia 314.07 and Splashtop v2.3.0.2 has worked for me

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    Dianov_alex

    Okay I got the Nvidia logo but still no fullscreen for any game, even simple quests

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @12by12on12,

    Please try this order:

    1. uninstall win streamer

    2. reinstall again

    3.restart your computer, then try again

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    Raycpringle

    After about 3 hours of messing around I got nvidia optimization to run on my system. After messing with the regedit, loading different drivers what i finally did was this:

    Uninstall current Nvidia drivers and restart

    Install 314.07 and restart

    uninstall splashtop 2.4.0.1, reinstall it, then again restart

    Upon logging into window and praying to the tech gods I open splashtop and magically nvidia optimization is active.

    I then open my game and I can now use full screen 720p! I'm a little irratated that it took this much trial and error/searching to figure this out. A suggestion, perhaps in the next build you could add a "Splashtop needs to restart now"?

    I did this a few other ways and it didn't work so this is the sequence that happened to get it working for me.

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    Langgin19
    On the newest version you have what are the graphics cards that I could buy that would work for optimization also how will I no if the graphics card is optimized will it say like nvidia cuda or something thank you.
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    Jaff.Kuo

    Hi,

    The latest NV driver working with Splashtop streamer is 314.07, the other newer versions use another way for optimization that's different from the way splashtop used. We are still working on it.

    If your computer equips dual displays(hybrid display, ex. Intel+NV, or AMD+NV), usually the primary is not NV, please :

    1. switch primary display to NV, switch OFF the other display.

    2. only use one monitor, unplug the other monitors

    3. once display settings modified, please uninstall Streamer->restart computer->re-install streamer.

    4. disable "Blank screen" if it's enabled on streamer/Security tab.

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Ryantrip,Dolceck,

    We need your help providing us some info and log files to get a further investigation. Please do us this favor.

    1.What NV display and driver version? Dolceck already gave this(GTX 780, 320.49).

    2.What games will crash in your case?

    3.SPLog.txt on streamer side : find it under C:\Program Files(x86)\Splashtop\Splashtop Remote\Server

    4..1 another log on client side: for ipad, use "Contact us" in Settings to send the log to yourself, and then attach it here.

    4.2 Windows client: find it under C:\Users\<you name>\AppData\Roaming\Splashtop Remote Client\win_client.txt

    4.3 for android, so far no log available.

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    jack.scarle
    It's the November 2015 update for Windows 10, when I updated to it, I lost the optimisation
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    Urunio

    Jaff.Kuo 

    I have 1 monitor with 1 nvidia card and 314.07 driver (many others driver version I completly uninstalled via driver fusion).

    How many times I should reinstall streamer to make it works good? (see my post from 9 june)

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    Harrison.Gould16

    Which version of the streamer are you using? The one that is a page or 2 above works fine for me and I am now happy to say that I am getting fullscreen video games. This is using the 326.41 drivers with splashtop streamer (beta) edition 2.4.0.3. The only problem is still the mouse going crazy and the fact that holding down keys makes you glitch forwards at a very slow rate. @Charles, to get this to work with the 2.4.0.3 and 326.41, you must do a clean install after you install splashtop streamer. This worked in my case and I'm getting flawless LAN performance at 30 FPS and at 1440x900 resolution. This is also with Windows 8.1 though, not sure if the 326.41 drivers have full compatibility with Windows 8. Anyone find out a fix for the mouse? 

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    Jamiewrigley22
    haha...

    it's just hard to understand, what seems to be a lack of integration between the two companies after i have invested a fair bit of my hard earned cash on devices and software specifically for the purpose of full screen mobile gaming.

    Please work with Nvidia to take advantage of the new optimisation techniques, i do love the app and would like it to keep improving.
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    Jamesgecko

    I don't even the the "Optimized for GeForce" logo.

     

    Windows 8

    Streamer 2.4.5.2

    Nvidia driver 320.49

    GeForce Ti560

    I have three displays attached, with two disabled via the Windows Screen Resolution window (Primary enabled via VGA on NVidia card, Disabled HDMI on Nvidia card, Disabled VGA on Intel Integrated card). (Some people were talking about uninstalling Intel drivers earlier in the thread. Hahaha, no. Seriously, I'm willing to temporarily disable them for remote access, but I need three screens.)

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    Craig

    This too has worked for me, thanks Jaff.

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    Dianov_alex

    Hello everyone!

    I've just bought Splashtop yesterday to play Civilization 5 and XCOM on my iPad Air - so far I've only been able to run both games in super low res (1027x800 or so). No Nvidia logo in the Splashscreen program so no fullscreen - Error message pops up

    My laptop is Sony Vaio (not sure about exact model, about 2-3 years old) and it has Nvidia GT540M. The drivers were just recently updated via GeForce experience app (updated mid Jan 2014). 

    Can someone advise if I should mess around with BIOS setup or there are no chances at all to have my laptop/video card to support fullscreen?

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    Marcosmejia01

    Thanks Jeff! I'd like to confirm that the streamer beta v2.4.0.3 worked for me. My GPU is a gtx780 on nvidia beta driver v320.49 on Win8 64bit. Thank you so much for this update I can happily game in full screen again with very unnoticeable lag! 

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    Erosion139

     URGENT!!! I need desperate help! i have been using splash top on my windows 7 pc and using a mac as a remote. I have deleted splash top off my pc due to the fact that i cannot see anything on the screen for my pc yet, the problem still consists. I am still able to access my pc if i enable safe mode and access it that way but if i start it normally it will show the windows loading symbol and instead of showing the accounts etc, it shows a blank screen and the cursor. PLEASE THIS IS URGENT!!!!!!

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    Dolceck

    Please add support for new gtx 780! Please! :(

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    Eyeramid

    Jrw252, I have a x51 too and I got it working

    You need to uninstall the Intel HD graphics

    Then disable the onboard Intel graphics card in the BIOS, and in the device manager

    And finally clean install the nvidia drivers

    You might need to use a driver cleaning software to get rid of all the left over Intel stuff

     

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    jack.scarle
    Also, are you going to support Maxwell based GPUs, e.g. GTX 980, GTX 970 etc. And possibly TITAN
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    Urunio

    http://i.imgur.com/t377ePX.png That?

    I can't "disable" onboard video. I just don't have any options in bios to disable it, because in i7 video handled in process.

    Repeat - I have 1 display and never use onboard video card.

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    Kim.Amland

    Running Windows 8 and Splashtop Streamer 2.4.0.5 (Windows). The nvidia logo does not show up, and the frame rate is horrible on my S4. Anyway to fix this ?

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    Davconts

    I tried with nvidia 314.07 and Splashtop v2.3.0.2 (and also 310.90 / 310.70) .. not working for me.

    Windows 8 x64, GeForce 560 Ti (one monitor hooked up via DVI), Intel graphics disabled via bios.

    Reinstalled Splashtop.. no go when trying to load a game in fullscreen mode via iPad.

    I don't seem to have NvFBC indicated in the log at all now with the older Splashtop version above - with latest Splashtop it had the typical driver doesn't support NvFBC error..  log attached

    Checked registry, and EnableNvFBC is 1.

    Out of ideas??? Or I have misread above and this is not supported via iPad at all?

    (it was working for me at one stage a long time ago on iPad...)




    SPLog.txt
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