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ShadowPlay, planned for Summer 2013, constantly works in the background utilizing the H.264 encoder built into every Kepler GPU from NVIDIA to auto-record your last 20 minutes of gameplay. “But wait,” I hear you saying. “FRAPS has recorded my game footage for years.” While that’s true, the recording process comes with a noticeable hit to performance, something NVIDIA tells me isn’t a concern with ShadowPlay.

Moreover, FRAPS creates impossibly large video files. Set to comparative quality settings (30fps at 1080p), a 1 minute and 9 second clip of Borderlands 2 results in a 3.6GB file with FRAPS. Using ShadowPlay to record the same length of gameplay yields a file size of 238MB.

I'm excited for this.

Whoops forgot the link.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/05/23/nvidias-shadowplay-brings-effortless-gameplay-recording-to-the-pc-masses/
Edited by mutantmagnet - 5/24/13 at 6:52am
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EDIT: My concerns were addressed. Thanks OP.
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It says the encoder is built into every kepler GPU, may be a silly question, but does this still apply to 600 series aswell and not just gk110?
 
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Nvidia's site says Kepler in general.

I love all of these cool features and software I get to use since I bought an Nvidia card, feeling better about my decision now. biggrin.gif
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/05/23/nvidias-shadowplay-brings-effortless-gameplay-recording-to-the-pc-masses/

would you assume the video quality is the same though? o_O

Video quality won't be the same, but after you compress that FRAPS file they should be similar I would think (honestly who uses full quality FRAPS files!)
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Video quality won't be the same, but after you compress that FRAPS file they should be similar I would think (honestly who uses full quality FRAPS files!)

teehee biggrin.gif

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It says the encoder is built into every kepler GPU, may be a silly question, but does this still apply to 600 series aswell and not just gk110?
You just answered your own question..
It will be in every Kepler not just a type of Kepler.
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You just answered your own question..
It will be in every Kepler not just a type of Kepler.

Yeah I thought so, but I was more getting at that they may just be talking about the gk110 keplers as they are the latest release GPUs.. Anyway don't mind me I'm really exhausted.. haha
 
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