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NVIDIA Gaming PC - Ubuntu 18.04

NVIDIA | 470.57

Linux/Unix, Ubuntu 18.04 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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Missing Documentation

  • April 12, 2021
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I've spent several hours attempting to find a way that the machine can be connected to remotely and have NVIDIA-accelerated GLX extension available. XRDP is out, since you don't get NVIDIA support with the xorgxrdp display device. I've also had no luck configuring VNC to both configure a working authentication and provide NVIDIA acceleration. I seem to be able to only able to get one or the other.

I'd echo the sentiments of others that more documentation is needed to make this usable.

    Hopeful Linux Gamer

Is this working?

  • July 06, 2020
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This AMI does produce an instance that can be connected to via SSH, but that is about it. It's a bit of a stretch to have a GPU backed instance to play a text based MUD! LOL.

In all seriousness, I've spent at least 3 hours trying to get this instance to operate as billed. i.e. a "Gaming PC".

I used two separate instances for testing; one using GNOME 3 and the other using MATE (LightDM).

With both instances (g4dn.xlarge) I was able to install, configure and connect remotely to a GUI but even though the Nvidia drivers are installed (checked using lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' as well as nvidia-smi -q | head) they are not being used by GUI.

Tried GLX-Gears from the mesa-utils, GL mark as well as Unigine 3D's Heaven.

I'm sure this is solvable as I've seen Ubuntu Instances, backed by a GPU running remotely with NICE DCV. I think the issue may be related to making sure the GUI is using the correct display ID. I'll be working on that next.

So, Please Nvidia.. Help make this a fully-functional instance!! Better docs would be great also!

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    Jose M.

one of the most comfortable ways to record video that exist for nvidia cards

  • July 06, 2020
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
What I like the most is the ease of being able to use it, you only need to have an nvidia card and adjust certain settings and be able to record, and best of all, without installing additional programs and without consuming equipment.
What do you dislike?
What I find is that it does not have the device controls that it records, let's say that I use virtual cables, there is no way to be able to select and neither does the microphone input, which it should allow.
There is no indicator on the recording that you are recording, they could have answered a green sneaky bar that you realize is recording.
Sometimes the updates spoil the program and do not record correctly with green backgrounds or the audio is lost if you use virtual cable programs.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
When a program for example action does not want to record certain programs, I use this free alternative, this has solved in many cases programs that there is no way to capture them or that are in conflict with other recording programs.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
my recommendation is that they have a backup of the stable version of nvidia, sometimes the latest drivers spoil the recording system.
Also use it only in case you can't use another one. It is easy to use but you have to be careful, how to make a test recording, if you listen to everything, from the application, to the microphone

    sam p.

merges the ease of use of console with the power of pc

  • November 25, 2019
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What do you like best?
Using shadow play is always there ready waiting for you when you need it
What do you dislike?
seems to use high system resources but that could just be me
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
if i was making a youtube video i dont have to use a capture card. however high system resource uage has led me to remove it from my pc
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Check your system specs

    Manuel Ángel R.

The better game stream/capture software

  • November 24, 2019
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What do you like best?
The easy way to capture games without a lot of frequency cost. You can stream directly to the main platforms and save on disk all the moments.
What do you dislike?
In some games, Shadowplay record some events like in Battlefield V. When you died, shadowplay save this moment, losing capacity of disk. Obviosly you can deactivate this feature
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I can play without notice a software reducing my game experience with freeze or low frequency. You only need a shorcut on your keyboard to start or stop your record/stream.

    Jepoy S.

The best game recording software for people who own Nvidia graphics cards.

  • August 13, 2019
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What do you like best?
packed with features,the quality of the video is awesome you can increase your bitrate and resolution which means you can increase the quality of the video upto 4k resolution.Shadowplay uses your graphics card to record footage width which only affects a significant amount of your performance which is very impressive.because with other game recording software or screen recording software it uses the cpu unlike the shadowplay that utilizes the gpu.
What do you dislike?
the only downside is with such an awesome program its only available or compatible with nvidia graphics cards. kinda hectic when streaming to twitch.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
with nvidia shadowplay framerates dont drop anyomore when recording my games on my pc its also free so if anyone has a nvidia graphics card shadowplay is one of the best options out there
Recommendations to others considering the product:
just try it if you have a nvidia graphics card

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