Nvidia ShadowPlay continually records your last 20 minutes of gameplay

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 12:25 GMT By Dave Owen

Let’s Play videos are rather popular these days, and Nvidia is introducing ShadowPlay to make it easier for PC gamers to capture their finest moments. It’s a new feature of their Experience software suite, and it continually records the last twenty minutes of your gameplay.

Although it’s free, you’ll need a fairly recent card to use it; it utilises the on-board H.264 encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series. Apparently you can get 1920×1080, running at 60 frames per second, if you’re willing to put up with an enormous file size.

ShadowPlay can also be used for live recording too, for if you know in advance that something incredible is going to happen. It’ll be available from October 28.

Thanks, Rock Paper Shotgun.



  1. Xbone

    Sounds cool, but I only got a 550ti. I need a new vga.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    Pretty awesome actually.

    Also in before Erthazus’ inevitable comments about this vs the DVR on next-gen.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. CyberMarco

    Double post :P

    #3 1 year ago
  4. AmiralPatate

    I’m guessing my HD7950 will not work.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Panthro

    Probably not unless the nvidia geforce experience software supports your amd card…

    Which I doubt, but who knows until you try.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. MrWaffles

    Nvidia cards with SSDs, coming soon.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Pitts

    Shucks. Time to upgrade.

    #7 1 year ago

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