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Nvidia Noise Removal, formerly known as RTX Voice, now available for GTX cards

A helpful tool for eliminating background noise from voice communications is now available to a wider variety of GeForce owners.


Among the various features that were introduced when Nvidia launched their Turing-based RTX 2000 series GPUs in 2018, RTX Voice was one of the most intriguing. It was advertised as an application that could leverage the power of RTX hardware to mitigate background noise from voice communication apps on PC. Now several years following its debut, Nvidia has rebranded the app Noise Removal and it can be used by owners of GTX-class GPUs as well.

Noise Removal can be found inside of Nvidia’s RTX Broadcast app. This software suite allows users to realize the power of AI-assisted upscaling and noise reduction to get the most out of their webcams and microphones. It is also capable of background removal and camera focus shifting to offer professional-quality results for aspiring streamers.

While the audio cleanup performed by the Noise Removal tool will work on older Nvidia hardware, it requires more hardware resources than newer-generation cards that have RTX hardware intended for such auxiliary workloads. All the tools in the RTX Broadcast App will work with any other application or game that makes use of your communication hardware.

To try out the Noise Removal tool for yourself, simply install and open the RTX Broadcast app, navigate to the Microphone tab, and ensure the noise removal filter is enabled. You can record samples from your mic within the RTX Broadcast App to hear how the effect works.

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      April 6, 2021 2:25 PM

      Last time I tried this, it was pretty brutal on CPU usage with a GTX card. I wonder if they've improved that.

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        April 6, 2021 2:27 PM

        I kept having to fight it to pick the right audio-in source and it kept reverting settings so it was too much a hassle.

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          April 6, 2021 2:35 PM

          I only ran into that problem when I replugged my mic. I did run into some oddities where the software itself wouldn't start on boot, but I think that got fixed in an update.

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        April 6, 2021 3:31 PM

        I find Krisp works fantastically for the same purpose, with the drawback being that it's paid and web-based. It's super easy to get free months, though.

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      April 6, 2021 2:34 PM

      Hmm, it doesn't appear to be working for me. It won't let me install on a laptop with a GTX 1070.

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      April 6, 2021 2:35 PM

      Won't even let me install, says RTX enabled card is required
      on a 980ti

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      April 6, 2021 2:47 PM

      They apparently took the RTX check out of the standalone RTX Voice installer. NVIDIA Broadcast requires RTX.

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        April 6, 2021 2:54 PM

        ^^^ This works, and does not murder my CPU!

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        April 6, 2021 3:11 PM

        Nice, this works.

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        April 6, 2021 3:41 PM

        Is there any feature difference between Voice and Broadcast regarding this magic noise reduction stuff?

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          April 6, 2021 3:59 PM

          Broadcast seems to have some improvements in quality but it's pretty similar. Broadcast just adds other stuff like camera background removal

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