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Pascal Whitepaper

The GeForce GTX 1080 Whitepaper is now available.

The Pascal launch blog with additional links can be found here.

Maxwell Whitepaper

Maxwell Whitepaper.


Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is the next frontier of gaming and 3D intensive applications, and NVIDIA is helping to pave the way with VRWorks. VRWorks is NVIDIA’s set of APIs, libraries, and features that enable both VR headset and game developers to deliver amazing VR experiences.


High Dynamic Range (HDR)

High-Dynamic Range (HDR) refers to the range of luminance in an image. While HDR rendering has been around for over a decade, displays capable of directly reproducing HDR are just now becoming commonly available. We have a detailed guide for developers.

HDR Development


Ansel makes it easy for PC gamers to capture, enhance and share enhanced images from their games. Integrating Ansel into your game is quick and easy. Enabling your super fans to share their adventures is priceless

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Optimus is NVIDIA's solution for running high performance GPU's in laptops, providing outstanding graphics performance while extending battery life.

Optimus Programming Guide
Consumer Guide


SLI (Scalable Link Interface) is NVIDIA's solution for supporting multiple GPUs. Upto 4 GPUs can work together to create insanely detailed graphics at high framerates.

SLI Best Practice Guide
Consumer Guide

3D Vision and Surround

3D Vision is NVIDIA's solution for stereoscopic 3D rendering. Surround is a solution for multi-monitor support.

3D Vision and Surround Guides
3D Vision Consumer Guide
Surround Consumer Guide


G-SYNC display technology delivers a smooth and fastest gaming experience by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag.

G-SYNC Consumer Guide


NVIDIA's core SDK allows direct access to NVIDIA GPUs and drivers on windows platforms. NVAPI provides support for operations including access to multiple GPUs and displays.


4K Resolution

Developing for ultra high resolution displays creates its own set of challenges, this guide is about making games look and perform their best at high resolutions.

4K Developer Guide

Graphics Debugging, Profiling and Optimization Tools

NVIDIA provids developers with the best tools for developing rich graphics applications:

Device IDs

Current NVIDIA device IDs

Programming APIs

OpenGL, DirectX & Vulkan

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GeForce Experience

  • Keep Drivers up to date
  • Optimize game settings
  • ShadowPlay - video capture
  • Game Streaming - play anywhere

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