NVIDIA RTX Voice Doesn’t Actually Require an RTX GPU: Simple Edit Lets It Run on Other Cards

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NVIDIA’s new RTX Voice plugin is so good at removing background noise that some users are contemplating the purchase of a new graphics card to take advantage of it, but that may not be necessary. A modification that allows RTX Voice to run on older NVIDIA GPUs (i.e., 10, 16, and 900 series) has been discovered.

“David Lake from our forums started messing about a bit with the software and discovered it’ll work without RTX and even on Windows 7 as well,” reported Guru 3D. “With a pretty easy mod applied to the installer, Lake was able to remove the RTX / Windows 7 system restrictions. Multiple users have reported on our Guru3D forums, but also Reddit, and Twitter that the mod gets RTX Voice to work even on Pascal, Maxwell, and Fermi hardware. But not for everybody, that also needs to be said.”

As explained by Lake, users simply have to install RTX Voice, find the RTXVoice.nv file (C:\temp\NVRTXVoice\NvAFX\RTXVoice.nv), remove the “constraints” section using a text editor, and then save the file. The section looks like this:

<property name=”Feature.RTXVoice” level=”silent” text=”${{InstallBlockedMessage}}”/>

The tweak reportedly works without a hitch on GeForce 10- and 16- series cards, but results are mixed on the 900 series. There’s also a strange start-up quirk, which may be inherent to the RTX Voice plugin itself (it’s still in beta, after all).

“It seems that upon starting windows the RTX Voice application fails to start because the driver it uses may be taking a long time to initialize, I found that if I wait a minute or so then start the application manually it starts normally,” Lake wrote. “You can disable the RTXVoice task in task scheduler or even add a delay to the task to it to get rid of the error message assuming it actually works on your GPU.”

Tsing Mui
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