GeForce Experience 3.0 requires login

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

End of the road
 

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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.
 

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Everything is wrong about having to login for the drivers to be kept up to date.
 

ActionableMango

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whats wrong with logging in. just log in with your google account its what i did.
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.
 

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I installed the latest drivers from the site and it came with GeForce Experience 2.11.4.0 :)
 

pcmacgamer

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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.
 

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Having to make another account for this is also unacceptable.
 

jblagden

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

jblagden

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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.
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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I was forgetting not to look at NVIDIA anymore because of this.
 

mmomega

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I just went to the actual page that checks for drivers and bookmarked it.

Occasionally I'll just open that page, it checks for an updated version, if so, download and install. If not, close the page.
It isn't really a chore for me.

I try to not install extra software like GFE to begin with just because I don't care for forced notification pop-ups unless I specifically wanted that.