GeForce (Bad) Experience

My friends, it’s time for a good old fashioned rant.

I admit, I’m one who is frustrated by modern apps like an old man frustrated with kids on his lawn, so take my point of a view with a grain of salt.

GeForce Experience was something that I was reluctant to use but, until recently, surprised me in a positive sense. It was easy to update the drivers without having to look for them on NVIDIA’s website, and there were several interesting features tacked on. I never utilized any of them, but I saw the potential benefits. I gave NVIDIA the proverbial pat on the back for designing something that wasn’t complete garbage just for the sake of having their proprietary software to get in your face.

Unfortunately, all of that came crashing down with the latest update to Experience.

The first thing I noticed was that Experience started asking me for a login to use it. Why in the name of all that is holy and good would I need to log in to my app that controls my driver locally? Call it a personal pet peeve, but this modern trend of having to log in to apps just for the sake of it is nonsensical and just plain annoying. It even gives the option of logging in with Facebook, which right away tells me how unnecessary this is.

The next thing I noticed was when I tried to play any game, I was capped at 18-19 FPS for no immediately discernable reason whatsoever. My GPU and CPU usage hovered around the 20-30% mark at all times. Not only had GeForce Experience decided to annoy me, it had decided to break my driver in the process. Fortunately, a quick manual reinstall of the latest driver for my 980 Ti fixed the problem.

Suffice it to say, GeForce Experience is no longer a part of my life.

To be fair, they never did say whether it would be a good or bad Experience, did they?

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