Unblock the New Nvidia App to Remove Annoying Background Noise
Gaming is great and all, especially during the pandemic, and especially now that you can play an improved version of Minecraft with real-time ray tracing, but now you can use your Nvidia graphics card to create real magic. Just take a look at this noise reduction demo, everything works on your Nvidia GPU:
Nvidia recently released a beta of its new RTX Voice app and it’s worth checking if you have an Nvidia GeForce or Quadro graphics card – sorry Mac users. First, it’s free; Second, and more importantly, it does a great job of eliminating background noise when you try to talk to other people.
One nuance? Since the app is powered by your GPU, you can lose a few frames per second if you use the app to clear your voice chat while playing. This shouldn’t be a problem for most people, but if you’re on the verge of between “silky smooth gameplay” and “butt-like”, be aware that enabling RTX Voice may not be worth the trade-off.
If you don’t have an Nvidia RTX graphics card, fear not
As many have noticed, the installer will crash if you try to install this beta on a system that doesn’t have a new RTX-branded Nvidia card. However, there is a quick fix for this. Either use this workaround from David Lake or use a separate third party installer . So far, people seem to have no problem using this on Nvidia 10-series (or newer) cards, but 9-series cards may have problems.
Getting Started with RTX Voice
When you’re ready to get started, download the app and the latest GeForce drivers . Install the last one first and then the first one. The RTX Voice installation process is straightforward in that you don’t even have any options to choose from. Agree to the license, let the installer run, and you’re done in about a minute:
When you click Close, you will receive a small message from Windows that your default speakers have changed. You will also see this popup from RTX Voice:
You can specify which input device you want to use, but I find it easiest to use the “default,” which uses whatever you choose through the normal Windows interface. In addition, Nvidia suggests using noise cancellation only for your input device so as not to overload your graphics card:
“We recommend turning RTX Voice on for your microphone and turning it on for your speakers only when needed. Although the quality remains much the same, in some cases you can see a slight difference, and the solution requires system resources that can be avoided if you do not need them. “