How to Install RTX Voice on GTX or Non-RTX Cards in Windows

Love to try out the new RTX Voice on your GTX or any non-RTX cards? Here are the steps you should follow.

Recently, Nvidia released a new software called RTX voice. According to Nvidia, the RTX Voice uses the RTX cores and AI to filter out any unwanted noise. For example, if you are talking over a mic while using a mechanical keyboard, the RTX Voice can easily filter out that keyboard clicking noise. So far, tests have confirmed that the new software works quite well. If you are interested, take a look at this test performed by LTT.

Due to obvious reasons like marketing, Nvidia chose to restrict the feature to just the Nvidia RTX graphics card. So, if you are using a GTX card, you cannot install the RTX voice software to leverage the AI-enabled noise filter. The thing is, this restriction seems to be purely artificial.

That good thing is, David Lake in Guru3D forums found a way to bypass the artificial restriction placed by Nvidia. So, if you are interested in trying out the new feature, follow the below steps to install and enable Nvidia RTX Voice on GTX or non-RTX cards.

A Few Things You Should Know

  1. This is not an official method and there is no guarantee that it will work on all GTX graphics cards. 
  2. As of now, GTX 10XX, 16XX, 9XX, and 7XX series are known to be working well.
  3. You should have 410.18 or newer version drive installed.
  4. Compared to RTX cards, there is a slight performance penalty under heavy load. Of course, it purely depends on your GTX card.
  5. You need to have administrative privileges to follow the below steps.
  6. Finally, Nvidia can fix the loophole anytime with updates. This means that the below steps might stop working anytime.

Steps to Install and Enable RTX Voice on GTX Cards

Enabling RTX Voice on GTX is pretty simple. Just follow the steps as is and you will be done in no time.

1. First, download RTX Voice from here. (Alternative link)

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2. After downloading the software, double-click on the installer file. Nvidia will now check for compatibility. Since the GTX cards are not officially supported, you will be greeted with this glorious message letting you know the same. Click on the “Close” button to close the installer.

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3. When you executed the installer file, it extracted the installer files to a temp folder. We need to edit a file in that temp folder. So, open the Start menu, search for “Notepad“, right-click on the result and select “Run as administrator“.

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4. After opening the Notepad, select the “File → Option” option.

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5. In the Browse window, copy and paste the below path in the address bar and press Enter. Now, select “All Files” from the drop-down menu, select the “RTXVoice.nvi” file and click on the “Open” button.

C:\temp\NVRTXVoice\NvAFX
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6. Once the file is opened in the Notepad, find the following lines of code and delete them.

<constraints>
<property name="Feature.RTXVoice" level="silent" text="${{InstallBlockedMessage}}"/>
</constraints>
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After deleting, this is how it looks like in the Notepad.

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7. Save the file by selecting “File → Save” or by pressing the Ctrl + S keyboard shortcut. You can close the Notepad after saving.

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8. We removed the restriction and can now install the application. Open the File Explorer and go to the following location. You can simply, copy and paste the folder path in the File Explorer’s address bar and press Enter.

C:\temp\NVRTXVoice\

9. Here, double-click on the “setup.exe” file. In case you are wondering, this file is extracted by the Nvidia Installer in step 2.

10. If everything goes well, your system will pass the compatibility test. Just follow the installation wizard to install Nvidia RTX Voice software.

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11. After installing the application, open it from the taskbar and configure the Output and Input devices to enjoy the noise filtering.

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Wrapping Up

As you can see, though a bit complicated and roundabout way, you can easily enable RTX voice on GTX cards. As I said before, Nvidia can easily block the above method with future updates and make it impossible to install RTX Voice for GTX users. If that happens, there isn’t much you can do. Let’s hope Nvidia either keeps this loophole or provides proper support for GTX cards.

I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, maybe participate in the Guru 3D forums. There are a lot of good guys over there to help you.

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