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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    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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    Jrw252
    Legend! Thanks for that will try it out
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    Jrw252
    Ok so still not got it working yet this is what I ha be tried: - disabled nvidia and uninstalled device in device manager - uninstall splashtop - Dowloaded fusion free version and got rid of nvidia drivers (restart) - got rid of nvidia drivers ( restart) - re-installed "clean installation" of nvidia driver 314.07( restart) - install splashtop 2.4.0.3(restart) No logo showing .. :( Do I need the premium version of fusion or something?
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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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    Jrw252
    Sorry the above should say - disabled and uninstalled intel, not nvidia.
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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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    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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    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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    Harrison.Gould16

    Also Charles, I'm using a GTX 780 (With and without SLI this works fine). I can show you screenshots if you need.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Kim.Amland

    Forgot to mention specs. intel 4770k cpu, geforce 780 gtx gpu and 16 gig ram.

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    Jrw252

    hi,

    been battling with this for weeks now and still can't get it to work. i attached my splog if this helps. i have alienware desktop x51 i7, integrated graphics (disabled intel in device manager). have cleaninstalled 314.07 . have tried all methods above. any help would be massively appreciated




    SPLog.txt
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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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    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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    Alwinwyfung

    Hi, I am on window 8 x64 and using the latest streamer 2.4.0.7 but had to disable the Geforce optimization to get it working again...  please find SPLog and my specs for your perusal. Great product and hope this gets resolved in the future.

     

    Display card and driver: GTX770M with 9.18.13.1183 driver (from MSI - probably equivalent to 311.83)

    system: i7-4700MQ

     

    What is the implication of using the enableNvFBC.reg, as I am not too tech savvy?




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    Parabolee

    No matter what I try I am unable to get this to work. I was able to get the "Optimized for Geforce" logo to appear by setting PCI-E as my main graphics driver in the BIOS and Splashtop does seem even smoother than ever.

    BUT full screen games NEVER work. Always get the error window.

    I do not have SLI enabled or black screen turned on. I have checked the correct settings in the registry and I have my Splashtop to set resolution to "Best fit for local device". And I have all the latest drivers. My card is a EVGA GTX 670 FTW SIG2.

     

    Also the oddest thing is that I can sometimes get the game to work (albeit with the damn error window on top of it) by Alt-tabbing a few times and it works great. But as soon as I click OK on the error window it minimizes again!

    Very frustrating! Any help?

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    Parabolee

    Oh and I am Windows 8 x64.

     

    Thanks

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    vans.huang

    @all,

    Streamer v2.4.5.2 which supports NV driver 320.xx is just released, please feel free to give it a try and leave us feedbacks, thank you! (http://www.splashtop.com/personal)

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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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    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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    Jamesgecko

    I clearly stated that I have an Intel integrated card. I also noted that disabling cards by uninstalling the drivers is ridiculous. I'm sure you can figure out how I feel about disabling things in BIOS. ;-)

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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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    Parabolee

    @Harrison.Gould16 - Thanks, but I have this working perfectly with the latest streamer now!

    @Jamesgecko - And how do you feel about setting the Nvidia as the primary display card in the BIOS? Because I suggested that also.

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    Jamesgecko

    @Parabolee That's reasonable. Completely ineffective for me, but reasonable.

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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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    Jrw252
    Also nvidia card is the gtx 555
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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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