People like streaming, don't they? We do, and you might have caught us streaming all manner of things over at our Twitch channel. If you haven't, you should, because we're lovely and fun to listen to. With that plug out of the way, I should mention that you can now download and stream to Twitch via Nvidia's GeForce Experience, making use of Nvidia's video encoder. It's called ShadowPlay, which is exactly what the NSA's MMO spies should call their branch.
Apparently, there are a number of benefits if you stream this way. The video quality will see improvement, and there won't be a CPU performance hit thanks to the H.264 hardware encoder built into Kepler-based GeForce GTX cards. So that's nice.
You can start streaming right now, but it is still in beta at the moment, with additional functionality being added as Nvidia gets your feedback. The first addition on the list is adding desktop capture and improved microphone control.
I might have to take this for a spin myself. And if you do the same, please let us know how you find it in the comments.