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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

Why would they limit it to two cards? tongue.gif
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Why would they limit it to two cards? tongue.gif

haha like I said don't mind me. tongue.gif been a long week and I need a good sleep. thumb.gif
 
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Oh that was freaking awesome! I am so glad they finally came up with a Hardware level solution to record video.

Dxtory is great, but the fact that I have to take my RAWcap and then render it on 2-passes in H264 is very time consuming. My only hopes is that this 20-minute limit is adjustable.
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Could be very interesting depending on what bloat I need to install to use the feature, as well as encode quality and performance hit.

20 minute time limit is not going to cut it though.
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(honestly who uses full quality FRAPS files!)

They are handy for archival purposes, but I most definitely transcode them before sending them anywhere.
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Oh that was freaking awesome! I am so glad they finally came up with a Hardware level solution to record video.

Dxtory is great, but the fact that I have to take my RAWcap and then render it on 2-passes in H264 is very time consuming. My only hopes is that this 20-minute limit is adjustable.

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Could be very interesting depending on what bloat I need to install to use the feature, as well as encode quality and performance hit.

20 minute time limit is not going to cut it though.
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(honestly who uses full quality FRAPS files!)

They are handy for archival purposes, but I most definitely transcode them before sending them anywhere.



http://techreport.com/review/24832/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-graphics-card-reviewed/2

Should be configurable, there is even an option to trigger manual recording, so no worries there.

Seems like a great feature that many people who don't use FRAPS will start taking advantage of, I was wondering if Valve would ever implement such a feature into Steam, but now that Nvidia is doing it, there's no need. AMD should follow suit, the HD 7000 series also has an H.264 video encoder if I'm not mistaken.

As to bloat, since ShadowPlay will be part of the GeForce Experience software package, I presume, unless they change something in between, that you'll need to have Net. Framework 4 installed. I just installed the latest WHQL driver and if you unselect Net. Framework, GeForce Experience will automatically be unselected too.
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This will come in real handy!

I want to know when we can get our hands on it and try it out.
    
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So are they purposefully only supporting Kepler and locking Fermi out or is this an actual hardware core logic missing from fermi which makes this not possible.
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I've been doing all my recording with afterburner, but this is looking very promising. Assuming there's no massive degradation in quality, I'm absolutely looking forward to trying it out!
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So are they purposefully only supporting Kepler and locking Fermi out or is this an actual hardware core logic missing from fermi which makes this not possible.

Only Kepler has the hardware encoder to support it, so they are not locking Fermi out on purpose. It's in the article and in this very thread rolleyes.gif
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This will come in real handy!

I want to know when we can get our hands on it and try it out.


http://techreport.com/review/24832/nvidia-geforce-gtx-780-graphics-card-reviewed/2
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Nvidia tells us ShadowPlay is "coming this summer," so it's still in development right now.




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So are they purposefully only supporting Kepler and locking Fermi out or is this an actual hardware core logic missing from fermi which makes this not possible.

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ShadowPlay will use the H.264 video encoding block built into any Kepler GPU to enable in-game recording with minimal performance impact.

Same source as above.

Also, from the GTX 680 review on Tom's Hardware:
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Back when Intel introduced Quick Sync as Sandy Bridge’s secret weapon, I estimated that it’d take both AMD and Nvidia about a year to go from CUDA- and APP-based video transcoding to a more purpose-built fixed-function pipeline capable of better performance at substantially lower power use.

Well, AMD introduced its solution almost exactly one year after I wrote Intel’s Second-Gen Core CPUs: The Sandy Bridge Review. Unfortunately, drivers enabling the hardware-based feature weren’t ready when its Radeon HD 7970 launched. They didn’t make it into the Radeon HD 7950 review, either. We missed Video Codec Engine functionality a couple of weeks later when Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 hit our lab. And we were told to keep waiting more recently before the Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 introduction.

Now it’s Nvidia’s turn. GeForce GTX 680 includes a feature called NVEnc theoretically able to take a number of input codecs and decode, preprocess, and encode H.264-based content.

Intel’s year-old Quick Sync feature accepts MPEG-2, VC-1, and H.264 and outputs MPEG-2 or H.264. Conversely, Nvidia is not specific about compatible input formats. However, we know it’s limited to H.264 output. But while Intel’s engine maxes out at 1080p in and out, NVEnc purportedly supports up to 4096x4096 encodes.

Like Quick Sync, NVEnc is currently exposed through a proprietary API, though Nvidia does have plans to provide access to NVEnc through CUDA.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-680-review-benchmark,3161-16.html


tl;dr; Nvidia GPUs previous to Kepler don't have an H.264 encoder, and neither do AMD's previous to the HD 7000 series.
 
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