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Nvidia has bumped up its GeForce Experience to version 1.8 which finally lets users adjust the Optimal Playable Settings that were initially a one-click configuration. The update also includes quite a few ShadowPlay tweaks including multi-source audio recording and native resolution capture for aspect ratios up to 1920x1080.
By default, the Optimal Playable Settings aim to give you an average of 40 frames per second. Now users are able to tweak the settings with an FPS slider. Drag it to the left and you can set 60 FPS as the target. Drag it to the right and GeForce Experience will adjust your settings for 30 FPS gameplay. The slider also allows users to account for overclocks which Nvidia says would otherwise “require an invasive system scan that we do not perform.”
Version 1.8 also includes manual resolution selection. If you’re running a 1920x1080 monitor, but you want to play at 1280x720, you can manually select the resolution and display mode along with the performance and quality optimizations.
GeForce Experience’s built-in gameplay recorder: ShadowPlay has also been updated. Both Windows 7 and Windows 8 users can now save up to 20 minutes of Shadow Mode footage. Use ShadowPlay in Windows 7 Manual Mode and the app will record footage across multiple files until you’re out of disk space.
Also new to ShadowPlay is multi-source audio recording—simultaneous game audio and VOIP recording—and the “ability to capture footage at native resolution and aspect ratios up to 1920x1080.” There’s still no Twitch.tv integration, but it’s in the works.