Testing the Features Within NVIDIA Broadcast, Including Noise Removal, Background Removal, and More

NVIDIA made its first major strides into the streaming world with their new NVENC encoder. Incorporated as part of every graphics card above the 1660, their new NVENC provides streamers with a video encoder that is on par with x264 while freeing up the CPU to handle other tasks.

More recently, they’ve rolled out NVIDIA Broadcast. This free suite of tools aim to improve the presentation of your stream. Let’s try them out!

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Unboxing the Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060Ti OC Edition Graphics Card

“Damn it!”

It’s 9:11am and I missed the online launch of the RTX 3060Ti graphics cards. In the midst of my dismay, I clicked on a few listings and saw that some cards were available for in-store pickup starting at 10am. Presumably first come, first serve.

Guess who stood in line for about 40 minutes in the freezing cold? And guess who got an Asus TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3060Ti OC Edition graphics card? This guy.

Let’s crack this thing open!

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Why I Chose the PlayStation 5 Over the Xbox Series X (For Now)

For the past year, I’ve been saving up for one of the two next generation consoles. With each passing reveal, I made notes and weighed my options. Recently, I made up my mind and locked in a pre-order for a PlayStation 5.

Really excited to get new hardware in November! While there are a lot of great reasons to pick up an Xbox Series X, from superior hardware, to Xbox Game Pass, better backwards compatibility, and their recent acquisition of Bethesda, here’s why I chose one over the other for the time being.

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Should I get a next generation console (PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X) or an Nvidia 30-series graphics card?

For the past year, I’ve been saving up for one of the two next generation consoles. The plan was to purchase one of the two at launch later this year. Though I’ve seen some exciting things from both, neither have made the definitive case for why I should take one over the other.

In recent days, a new challenger has emerged to complicate matters further.

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I want to start streaming. What equipment and software do I need to start? (And what can I get later)

You don’t need a high-end PC, top-of-the-line microphone, or DSLR camera to start streaming. If anything, avoiding those big ticket items if you don’t already have them for now is a wise decision.

Instead of focusing on having the best gear, now is the time to determine if this is a medium you want to pursue. Run a couple of test streams and determine whether you enjoy everything that streaming entails, from managing all of the equipment, to engaging in the chat, to handling all of the stress that comes with going live. If things don’t work out, at least you’re not sitting on thousands of dollars worth of equipment that will simply collect dust.

If you’re looking to get into streaming, here’s a quick guide on the stuff you’ll need right now – and the stuff you can get later!

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The Experience of Building a Gaming and Streaming PC From Scratch

Do you like to…do-it-yourself?

With a host of new parts and my old rig sitting on the dining table, I was about to embark on a PC project larger than anything I’d taken on before: build my own PC from the ground up.

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Streaming and My Lip Sync Battle Part 2

Remember that time when I told you that I finally figured out what the problem was on my stream? And that I knew how to fix it? Yeah, I was wrong about that last part.

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