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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    Jamiewrigley22
    OK, not commented since my first post, been OC'ing :))
    Surely one of the biggest selling points of the Tegra range of devices and the Splashtop App is the collaboration between Splashtop and Nvidia and the fullscreen gaming feature.

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    Jrw252
    Also not sure how to disable intel in bios. All I have done here is select primary display as "discrete"
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    vans.huang

    @Jack.Scarle,

    We don't have GTX970 and 980 here, did you see the NV icon at left bottom side of the streamer window?

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    Urunio

    *because in i7 video handled in processor. sorry for double posting, can't edit=(

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    Harrison.Gould16

    Sorry about not clarifying, what I meant was when you go to the install the drivers you have 2 options. You have the express install option and the custom installation. If you click the custom installation button, there is a check box that says "Clear Install" or something like that. If you click that and make sure that everything is highlighted, you can reinstall your drivers and for me this made Splashtop work. I know for sure that I was not getting Nvidia optimization with 2.4.0.5 maybe because the other one I was talking about is a beta specifically for Nvidia machines. If this doesn't help I will do my best to test/troubleshoot this problem.

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    Liv2surf

    @Uranio

    How did you accomplish step 1 above?

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    Harrison.Gould16

    Parabolee, try using the 326 nvidia drivers. For me, the 320 drivers would not work after a little while, but I had full success instantly with the 326 drivers. However, I have not tested the latest Splashtop (September 4th). The one before that (on the page before 2.4 something) works incredibly well. Finally, what device are you using Splashtop on? I had issues when using from phone over 3G, but iPad and Computer work fine over LAN and WAN.

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    Nickolas Camerino

    I'm not able to play games in full screen, how can I fix this error? My card is NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT.

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    Dolceck

    Same here, GTX 780 (driver 320.49), Win 8 64-bit and Streamer v2.4.0.3 beta work perfectly! The only thing that I have noticed is that often this crashes games in the closing phase. What should we do now with the updates? it is better to keep the same version of streamers and Nvidia drivers to prevent this incredible stuff keeps working?

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    Harrison.Gould16

    TO ANYONE WHO IS USING SPLASHTOP WITH WINDOWS TO WINDOWS (This might work with similar software on Mac) There is software called "Input Director." You can very easily setup lag free mouse over LAN, WAN, and combination networks. This eliminates the wacky, super-sensitive mouse! I can post instructions on how to get and use it if anyone is interested.

    @Dianov_alex, Can you specify on how you got the Nvidia logo? You might want to try the driver: 331.93 BETA. The reason for that is (4 of my friends and I have this issue) 332 WHQL broke Nvidia Control Panel and some of the H.264 encoding for videos and recording (on laptops with 500m, 600m, and 700m optimus GPUs). 

    @Ph, You might want to try uninstalling Splashtop, restarting, reinstalling Nvidia drivers, restarting, and then install Splashtop, and restarting. That process has always gotten the Nvidia logo to appear for my friends and I. The only driver that hasn't worked is the one I mentioned above which is 332 WHQL. Also make sure windows update has not overriden Nvidia Drivers. This generally only happens though with a clean install, or when updating after that clean install.

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    Jamiewrigley22
    Please help,

    Just went out and bought a new Nvidia card just for Splashtop and fullscreen isn't working. Its a GTX 660 on 320.18, latest drivers.

    I've checed the registry settings and EnableNVFBC is set to 1 and blank screen set to 0, am i missing something?

    I get the direct screen access message like i did when i had an ATI card.

    thanks
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    Eli708

    Holy crap hurry up and work with NVIDIA to fix this already!  I depend on the fullscreen functionality and going this long without a fix is unacceptable.  

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    Mitchellsingleton

    I was successful in getting the NVidia Optimized logo to display.  I have a GeForce 210 video card.  my computer is running headless and I am using SplashTop to remote in from my SurfaceRT tablet.

    I am running Windows 8.1 pro 64bit.

    I found that I had to have something (vga -> hdmi) plugged in to the video card.  I am going to switch to a dummy VGA/DVI plug. (http://blog.zorinaq.com/?e=11)

    I have splashtop streamer 2.6.5.10 running and NVidia 295.73.

    My SurfaceRT client is 2.3.0.3 and I think that it is running well.

    I am able to run "World of Goo" from Steam in full screen where I wasn't able to before getting the logo.

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    Jamiewrigley22
    Id do appreciate the fact that there is a forum which is updated, and i appreciate that no one system or setup is the same but a lot of people have wasted time with suggested workarounds when the issue was with the software.
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    Jrw252
    Hi I've been trying to get this working for ages now. I have an alienware x51 with gtx 555 graphics. I uninstalled latest drivers and installed 314.07 . Then restarted, then uninstalled and reinstalled splashtop 2.4.0.3. Then restarted. I have the mini hdmi connection plugged into tv. Still no logo showing :( Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !
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    jack.scarle
    I have a GTS 450 the the Nvidia logo was also gone when I installed the November Update
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    Jamiewrigley22
    I haven't tried the 314.07 driver yet as i haven't had the need to use the feature yet, but i did check and they were released on the 18th of February, that's a long time ago as far as driver updates are concerned.

    Apologies for the rant, it
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    Leopardpwnsvista

    @Harrison, can you elaborate on "clean install after installing splashtop streamer"?

    I have tried doing this many times on both beta 2.4.0.3 and 2.4.0.5, and no success with fullscreen. The logo shows up though. Thanks.

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    Joshua.Klose

    Not working here with 2.3.5.2 with any version of the Nvidia drivers I've tested (including 314.07). It worked with earlier versions of Splashtop Streamer. Is this going to be fixed?

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    Jrw252
    Can't find any info anywhere on how to disable integrated graphics card. I have an alienware x51 desktop. I've looked everywhere in bios but can't find an option to disable it. Any help would be massively appreciated!
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    Jaff.Kuo

    Hi all,

    If your Win streamer is equipped with nVidia display and is GeForce optimization enabled, Blank screen(Security tab) should not be enabled, otherwise it'll disable your GeForce optimization automatically or even crashed the Game which plays in full screen.

    Please also try:

    1.uninstall Streamer (v2.2.5.1)

    2.update display driver (314.07?)

    3.reinstall Streamer to see if there's any difference.

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    Janekxd1234

    thanks it works!! :D

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    Harrison.Gould16

    Also if anyone is interested in updating to the 334.67 drivers, we (some of my colleagues and I) can confirm that Splashtop optimization works for the: GTX 570, GTX 670, GTX 680, GTX 770, and GTX 780. So if you have one of those cards, you should get the Geforce logo and better hardware accelerated streaming. I however cannot confirm Optimus configurations to work at this point. 

     

    @Splashtop Employees, it would be incredibly helpful if someone could mention how the Nvidia card detection works whether it is reading the current GPU, default, or GPU at time of installation. 




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    Bastian278

    Hey,

     

    i can see the optimized for geforce but cant launch in fullscreen anyways.

     

    why is that?

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    Gregt

    hey Jeff... have the latest drivers and the new streamer. The logo now shows for the first time, but still won't do full screen on my 650 ti boost.

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    Xliedx

    Hello again,

    I recently installed the latest version of Splashtop Streamer (2.5.6.10) and Remote (2.4.9.11) for Android.
    What I'm noticing are regular micro lags and a high latency, compared to how it was working 1 year ago.
    I did one thing, I removed the Remote from the phone and reinstalled my old .apk file (Splashtop 2 v2.4.5.6) 
    As result the lag and latency are now reduced to what it was before, while my main computer is using the latest version of the Streamer.


    Some infos:
    NVIDIA GTX 670, drivers 353.30 (353.30-desktop-win8-win7-winvista-64bit-international-whql.exe)
    core i7 3770 (RAM 8GB)

    Windows (7) :

    • Splashtop Streamer version 2.6.5.10 (A) with "optimized for GeForce" logo

    Android (4.2.1) :

    • Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop v2.4.9.11 (lags in games for example)
    • Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop v2.4.5.6 r52704 (runs better)

    Thanks for your attention,
    the application is excellent anyway I really enjoy it, keep up the good work!

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Urunio,

    From your SPLog.txt, the primary display seemed still Intel. Please re-check your settings again.

    Follow the steps to confirm what's your first display.

    Right mouse on desktop->screen resolution-->focus on the first screen->click "Advanced settings" to know what the first display is.

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    Charlesflynn

    Im running driver 326.41 and the latest splashtop software, and no matter what i cant get full screen mode on games to work.

    Ive tried different drivers, older drivers, gone through all the fixes, tested on my other machines, tried different games, different resolutions.

    And no matter what i do, i cant get full screen working, nice app, but frustrating, Specs are below. Also tried with sli on and off, no different.

     

    I7 2600k

    Gtx 670 sli

    Windows 8 x64

    System 2

    i7 950

    gtx 560ti

    windows 7 x64

     

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    vans.huang

    @Jack.Scarle,

    Please help to execute regedit.exe on the computer with the streamer installed, find registry key "enablenvfbc", then let me know the value. Thank you.

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    Craig

    Has anyone actually gotten this working in 2.3.5.2? It worked for me in previous versions but it's not loading no matter what I do now.

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