GeForce Experience 3.0 reduces footprint and improves performance

Nvidia's GeForce Experience 3.0, which is  billed as a “faster and more efficient premium gaming service” that now features a brand-new interface, is now live. The company said the updated software suite is three times faster than it was previously, while using just half the memory. 

GeForce Experience is intended to simplify the installation of Nvidia's Game Ready drivers, and will also analyze your PC in order to automatically determine the best video settings for your games. It offers an in-game overlay for capturing screenshots and video, as well as livestreaming through the GeForce Share function. More intriguingly, Share also enables actual shared gameplay through PS Now-style streamed gaming. 

But the big hook is clearly the new version's smaller footprint. I don't know about you, but I tend to resent programs sitting in the background, sucking up precious resources—and if Nvidia can squeeze better performance out of GFE in the bargain, then so much the better.   

More information about GeForce Experience, and a link to download the latest version of the software, is available at

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.