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Default Forget The GTX 690: The Cloud-Based "GeForce Experience" Could Mean More For PC Gaming

The Nvidia GTX 690 is real, and it's amazing -- both in specs and in price. But while the tech world swooned at the announcement of the dual-GPU behemoth, another new product outlined at the GTX 690's unveiling holds even more intriguing potential for the gaming world at large: the cloud-based "GeForce Experience," which promises to automatically optimize the graphics settings in games based on the components in your individual PC.

It's all based around an Internet connection and (presumably Nvidia-powered) GeForce Experience supercomputers, which scan your system configuration when you boot up a game. Hardware components, operating system, driver status -- it'll all make a difference. After launching a game, you'll be presented with a listing of default game settings alongside a listing of settings recommended by Nvidia for achieving the maximum eye candy possible with your PC. One simple click activates the optimal settings.

The GeForce Experience is remarkably ambitious, but it could also be remarkably handy for the everyday gamer; Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang claims that a whopping 80 percent of players never adjust game settings away from default configurations. He (perhaps unwisely) likened the GeForce Experience to console gaming -- just pop on a game and it looks as good as it possibly can. Usually, PC gamers turn their noses at any console-inspired ideas, but this one could actually end up being a major boon for hardcore fraggers who hate fiddling with resolution and graphics quality settings. (Assuming that Nvidia can actually pull it off, of course.)

Expect to see a beta on June 6th, and expect to hear data-mining privacy concerns soon thereafter.

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