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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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Davconts

    We had an experience on hybrid display with Intel+NV, in addition to disabling Intel in BIOS, we also have to connect the monitor with HDMI(for NV) to get NV optimization enabled. For your reference.

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    Craig

    One thing I've noticed is that with my headless setup I have to re-establish the connection to splashtop (ie.. connect twice) in order for it to work properly.

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    Davconts

    @Jaff,

    Appreciate the quick reply!  Hmm I think I may be out of luck then - my 560 ti has 2 x dvi and 1 x mini display port out so no hdmi :(

    No workaround on the hdmi requirement?

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    Davconts

    Hmm actually I think it's a mini hdmi (not display port) - site I checked it on had it wrong ... might see if I can get it working through that...

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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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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Davconts,

    Thanks for your feedback and suggestion. It would be helpful to those users who got the same issue.

    I've updated our article above with your experience. (see the last point of Notes)

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    Ngoodman02

    I noticed that version 2.4.0.1 of the Streamer app has been released. I installed this version along with GeForce driver 320.49. After installing I noticed that the Optimized for NVIDIA logo was present, but I was not able to play games in full screen mode through Splashtop 2, instead I was being kicked out of my game by the Streamer app and told to run in windowed mode.

    Can we get a confirmation that version 2.4.0.1 and driver 320.49 are still not compatible? Are version 2.3.0.2 and driver 314.07 still the recommended solution (I had no problems with this combination).

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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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    Ngoodman02

    I can confirm that streamer 2.4.0.1 and driver 314.07 work. Thanks!

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    Janekxd1234

    thanks it works!! :D

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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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    Jaff.Kuo

    Hi all,

    If your display needs nvidia's latest driver v320.x, please try this win streamer v2.4.0.3(in beta), and share us your experience. Thanks!

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38993533/Splashtop_Streamer_WIN_v2.4.0.3.exe

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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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    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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    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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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Gregt,

    Could you tried Raycpringle's steps to see if there's any difference?

    1.Uninstall current Nvidia drivers and restart

    2.Install NV latest driver and restart

    3.uninstall splashtop 2.4.0.3, reinstall it, then again restart

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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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    Ryantrip

    @Jaff.Kuo,

     

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

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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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    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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    Dolceck

    GTX 780, 320.49 - Windows 8 x64

    I mostly use the streamer for Mac.
    I noticed retrying the games that gave me problems that apparently crash only the first time they are launched after installing the beta version streamer.

    I have had problems in the closing phase of the game:
    - Bioshock Infinite
    - Dirt 2
    - Dirt 3
    - The Wicher 2

    Trying to reappear the bug was not able to reproduce it except for Just Cause 2 that does not crash when closing but it was ended unexpectedly 2 times during a session of play.
    Playing at a resolution of 1920x1200 and 1680x1050 at times. Most of the time I connect through the Internet and not on the local LAN as my PC is in a server farm.

    I was able to work without any problem following games:

    - Age of Empires III
    - Age of Empires II
    - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
    - Awersomenauts
    - Bastion
    - Braid
    - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    - Civilization V
    - FEZ

    All the games I have tried are downloaded from Steam.

    Even Mass Effect 2 demo downloaded from Origin crash once when you first start, then they are no longer been able to notice any problems.

    The log file of my streamer side is here.

    If you tell me where to find the log for the client side for the Mac version of Splashtop downloaded from the Mac App Store will attach that as well.

    Forgive my English.




    SPLog.txt
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    Eyeramid

    I get the optimized for geforce logo, but I still can't play games in full screen

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    Gregt

    Followed all of your advice Jeff... uninstalled the Nvidia drivers completely (Which required using driver fusion)... uninstall splashtop. Rebooted. Reinstalled latest nvidia drivers. Rebooted. Installed Splashtop... rebooted. Loaded splashtop up, GeForce logo is there and.... Full screen works! Thanks for the hard work guys!

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    Eyeramid

    Got it working

    Thanks Gregt

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    Willhitebobby

    Streamer 2.4.0.3 + nvidia 320.49  working now on my tf201

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    Dolceck

    Here is a screenshot of a crash on Dirt 3 using Splashtop from Mac.




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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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    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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    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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    Jrw252
    Eyeramid this all sounds good! I had a look in bios and can't find intel graphics anywhere. In the menu it gives me "discrete" or "igfx". Which isn't what I am after. How did you disable intel in Bios?
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