GeForce Experience 3.0 requires login

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cube, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. cube macrumors G5

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    - Bad call buying an NVIDIA card and laptop
    - Good call buying an AMD card for eGPU

    End of the road
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It was super irritating. Even video card software needs logins now.
     
  3. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    yeah it is pretty stupid but if you don't need the features of geforce experience you can always use the website for drivers
     
  4. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    But you don't get alerts for the drivers and you have to go through a cumbersome process.

    This is unacceptable.
     
  5. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    whats wrong with logging in. just log in with your google account its what i did.
     
  6. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Everything is wrong about having to login for the drivers to be kept up to date.
     
  7. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    It's yet another hoop to jump through. It's just that much harder and more cumbersome. Why should I have to make yet another account at all in order to use video card features? Its worked for years without an account.

    And what benefit do I get out of having to login, personally identify myself, and allow data collection by Nvidia? Nothing.

    Why is Nvidia even doing it? When directly asked about this by the media, here is their "answer":

    “Users with an account can take advantage of the latest GeForce Experience release features including GameStream pairing, Share technology, and more, as well as random prizes and giveaways. They can also leave feedback directly within the application as well.”

    Talk about avoiding the question with corporate marketing-speak!

    What we do know is right there in the new GeForce Experience terms and conditions. They indicate that GFE will send data about you to Nvidia, and they will share it with select partners.
     
  8. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    I installed the latest drivers from the site and it came with GeForce Experience 2.11.4.0 :)
     
  9. pcmacgamer macrumors regular

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    Takes no time at all to login. If privacy is a SERIOUS concern I doubt you would be using windows PC connected to internet. Just make a random account login and forget it.
     
  10. cube thread starter macrumors G5

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    Having to make another account for this is also unacceptable.
     
  11. jblagden macrumors 65816

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    I didn’t even now Geforce Experience was available for Mac. I thought it was just for Windows.
     
  12. belvdr macrumors 603

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    It's only for Windows.

    I just used my Google account. While I feel it is a bit much, it's not difficult.
     
  13. jblagden, Mar 20, 2017
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    jblagden macrumors 65816

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    That’s what I thought. Though, it makes sense. You’re not going to see a lot of Macs with Nvidia GPUs anymore. Also, I’m pretty sure that with Linux, you can just add the Nvidia PPA to the list of repositories, and then you can upgrade from Terminal - either the Nvidia driver specifically, or all the software, with the apt-get upgrade command. Though, I’m sure you can do that graphically as well. I just think Terminal is cool.
     

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