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  • This page is about developing software for GeForce products.

    Pascal Whitepaper

    The GeForce GTX 1080 Whitepaper is now available.

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


    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

    Learn about Ansel


    Make it easy for gamers to create viral videos and gifs for your game.

    Learn about Highlights


    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

    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 provides developers with the best tools for developing PC software

    • Nsight? Visual Studio Edition Build, Debug, Profile and Trace graphics and compute applications
    • PerfKit Suite of performance tools to help debug and profile OpenGL and Direct3D applications
    • Aftermath Post GPU crash analysis tool for Geforce GPUS.
    • Microsoft PIX Pix is now available for Windows developers.

    Device IDs

    Current NVIDIA device IDs

    Programming APIs

    OpenGL, DirectX & Vulkan

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    Got Game?

    Do you have a PC game we should know about? Looking to engage directly with NVIDIA?

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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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