NVIDIA Broadcast could be your secret weapon for perfect video calls

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Image credit: Harish Jonnalagadda / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • NVIDIA Broadcast lets you use the power of your RTX GPU to improve your video calls and streams.
  • You can use NVIDIA Broadcast to remove background noise, blur your video background, or insert custom video backgrounds.
  • A similar feature called RTX Voice can work with GTX cards as well.

When people think about PCs with the best graphics cards inside, they probably think about gaming or demanding creative work. While high-end graphics cards are great for gaming, they can also help you look great on video calls and streams. NVIDIA Broadcast is an incredible tool that utilizes the power of your GPU to make perfect video calls.

NVIDIA Broadcast allows you to utilize the power of your graphics card to improve the video feed on your PC. You can use it to blur your background or set custom backgrounds without having to set up a green screen. You can also use it to reduce or eliminate background noise like clicking keyboards. Because it's powered by a powerful GPU, it works much better than software-based solutions seen on apps like Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

If you're a fan of the Windows Central Podcast, there's a good chance that you've seen similar features in action. Our executive editor Daniel Rubino uses RTX Voice frequently on the podcast, and also uses NVIDIA Broadcast for some video streams. Most recently, Rubino jumped on a broadcast with TD Ameritrade to discuss Micron. During that stream, shown below, Rubino is using NVIDIA Broadcast for his audio and video.

NVIDIA Broadcast can also auto-reframe your video feed to make it appear as if your camera was following you around.

To use NVIDIA Broadcast, you need an NVIDIA RTX GPU. It doesn't have to be one of the latest GPUs from the 3000 series, though. According to NVIDIA's website, you can use the "NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, Quadro RTX 3000, TITAN RTX or higher."

If you want to use your GPU to improve your voice but don't have an RTX GPU, you might be able to use a more affordable or older card with RTX Voice. NVIDIA recently updated RTX Voice to work with GTX GPUs.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.