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Optimize 'Far Cry 3,' 'Hawken,' and other PC games with Nvidia's cloud-based settings tweaker

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Gallery Photo: Nvidia GeForce Experience pictures
Gallery Photo: Nvidia GeForce Experience pictures

GeForce Experience, an Nvidia tool that automatically detects the best graphics settings for PC games, is entering open beta and adding support for a few new titles. As we saw when we tried it out in December, GeForce Experience is meant to automatically detect the best settings for supported games on a given computer's specs, based on the opinions of a barrage of play-testers and graphics experts. It's hardly magic, and there were definitely some problems when we tried it, but it can take the headache out of tweaking settings to figure out the right balance between performance and quality.

In a blog post, Nvidia said the previous closed beta had about 40,000 users; now, anyone can download the software here. There are a few changes to the software as well: along with general bug fixes and improvements, GeForce Experience has added support for Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad CPUs and 2560 x 1440 displays. It also now supports ten new titles, including Far Cry 3, Hitman Absolution, and Hawken, bringing the total number of games up to 41.