Originally Posted by Masta Squidge
It means they are not using 2 screen surround. I thought you knew that?
It is recognizing it as a single screen, which uses MST. It should be all nicely automatic, once you get into windows at least.
That spyware helps NVidia build drivers which are more able to function on a wide variety of configurations.
It helps them recognize the hardware their customers are using, and build drivers accordingly. It helps the community out, however slightly, for you to simply man up and stop thinking your hardware specs are classified, personal information.
They aren't collecting anything but hardware specs with it, so if your only reason is because you think its spying on you... then you shouldn't be concerned.
Data collection and remote Admin rights aside (those speak for themselves)
The primary issue is that the GeForce Experience attempts to automate video graphics settings.
If such things were simple, it might do a good job. But of course its -not- simple and is one of the most complex configuration tasks on a users system, as personal taste and hardware config status are so completely variable.
Users would do almost as well to MAX all settings and hope for 25fps
Gameplay, image quality, performance and of course stability are -all- secondary when using the GeForce Experience
You left out the the selling information part Q: Does NVIDIA share data collected by GeForce Experience outside the company?
A: NVIDIA may share aggregate-level data with select partners, but does not share user level data. Again, GeForce Experience does not collect any personally identifiable information. You also failed to mention that "UpdatusUser" (used by GeForce Experience) has had a serious security exploit identified that required a patch. Given the installed base and nature of the remote Admin rights, we can expect more exploits and patches due to its design.Q: What is UpdatusUser and why does GeForce Experience create this account?
Beginning with Release 270 drivers for desktops, when NVIDIA Update or GeForce Experience is installed, the software creates the UpdatusUser account. This account runs the NVIDIA Update service for updating drivers and application profiles through the NVIDIA server. The service cannot be run without this account.
NVIDIA has taken every precaution to make the driver implementation of UpdatusUser as secure as possible. This implementation has been audited by Veracode (www.veracode.com
), a third party security auditor, and has been given a rating of "Best". NVIDIA Update and GeForce Experience, with the UpdatusUser account, is considered a low security risk implementation.
*of course the above was posted before a outside party identified the security exploit and Nvidia had to issue a patchSource: EVGA Forums