Nvidia's GeForce Experience auto-optimizes gameplay

Nvidia double down on PC gaming with a brand-new tool for detecting your best settings.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at CES 2013.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang addresses the press at CES 2013. James Martin/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Nvidia tonight launched GeForce Experience, a tool that detects your PC settings and automatically adjusts gaming settings to offer the best graphical video game play experience without you having to manually adjust settings.

GeForce Experience, which comes bundled with the drivers, is an opt-in client.

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang described GeForce Experience, or GFE, as a game console experience on a high-performance PC.

The new tool underscores the importance of gaming for Nvidia. The company has been pushing into mobile, supercomputing, and other areas, but selling high-end graphics chips to gaming enthusiasts remains a key money maker for Nvidia.

Gaming-related news announced at CES will likely help spur demand for the company's products even as worries spread about slowing demand for graphics chips and about the heightened competition from processors that combine graphics with traditional processing on the same piece of silicon.

Updated at 1:45 a.m. PT with background.

--Shara Tibken contributed to this report.

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