PC Nvidia RTX Voice (Background Noise Cancelling) - for RTX 20xx GPU Owners, GTX 10xx & 16xx Series GPUs Compatible w/Workaround

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First, the good news: Nvidia's RTX Voice technology actually works really well. As you can hear in the test sample below, turning on the feature filters out almost all of the mechanical keyboard clicking picked up by a standard webcam microphone. That's likely to be an especially useful feature for anyone who has tried typing notes during a Zoom video call or dealt with kids screaming in other rooms during the same.
Ars Technica Full Article (arstechnica.com)

This noise-cancelling app is pretty incredible in action. I conducted a few tests last night before going to bed in which I ran random YouTube videos of conventions and other noise-filled areas through the filter. Sure enough, conversations were plucked out and put on center stage, with only the tiniest noise warbles indicating that background noise may have originally been there.
Reminder that the app works this way for your purposes, as well. Do you have a Zoom meeting with someone whose window is open or whose family members chatter in the background? Nvidia RTX Voice can be toggled to process the audio you receive, so you don't have to hear Jake in Accounting's 8-year-old muttering in the background ever again (even if Jake doesn't use this app).
- Sam Machkovech, another Ars Reporter

Officially, RTX Voice is only supported by Nvidia RTX 2xxx cards like the RTX 2060, but a workaround for GTX 10xx and 16xx series Nvidia GPUs exists (forums.guru3d.com).

Requirements:
  • Windows 10 (Reported to work on Windows 7 as well, but I'm having issues myself)
  • Driver 410.18 or newer
  • Compatible Nvidia GPU (even 900 or older GPUs apparently work, kinda…)
Supported Apps:
  • OBS Studio
  • XSplit Broadcaster
  • XSplit Gamecaster
  • Twitch Studio
  • Discord
  • Google Chrome
  • Battle.net Chat
  • WebEx*
  • Skype*
  • Zoom*
  • Slack*
  • Steam Chat**
Note:
* RTX Voice speaker output may exhibit issues in these apps.
**Turn off ‘Noise Cancellation’ for better quality.
 

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I've actually tried it today and it's INSANE.

Everyone with an NVIDIA card should go for it. Seriously.