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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,229
United States Rank #3,975
Reach 0.1262%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.12 days
387.07 days >
Average installed length: 203.38 days


6.5 85.77%
1.00.0000 14.23%

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NVIDIA Performance

What is NVIDIA Performance?  (from NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA 3ds Max Performance Driver provides optimal Direct3D performance for Autodesk 3ds Max┬« 2011, 2010, and 2009 software with NVIDIA Quadro┬« and Quadro FX professional graphics solutions. Developed in close collaboration with Autodesk, the 3ds Max Performance Driver is a complimentary software driver for 3ds Max...  Read more


NVIDIA Performance is a software program developed by NVIDIA. The most common release is 6.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The programs's main executable is nTuneService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 7.09 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 17.74 MB (18,597,479 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 50% of users of NVIDIA Performance come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvidia.com/object/maxtreme_workstation.html
Help link: www.nvidia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7C7F30F4-94E7-4AA8-8941-90C4A80C68BF}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NVIDIA Performance

Program executable:nTuneService.exe
Name:NVIDIA nTune
NVIDIA Performance Service
Path:C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exe
NVIDIA Performance Service is part of NVIDIA System Tools (nTune), a collection of utilities for accessing, monitoring, and adjusting system components, including temperature and voltages with user-friendly control panels within Windows,...
Additional files:
  • nTuneCmd.exe - NVIDIA nTune (NVIDIA nTune Command)
  • nTuneCmdDA.dll - NVIDIA nTune Library
  • nTuneCmdDE.dll
  • nTuneCmdENG.dll
  • nTuneCmdENU.dll
  • nTuneCmdES.dll
  • nTuneCmdESM.dll
  • nTuneCmdFI.dll
  • nTuneCmdFR.dll
  • nTuneCmdIT.dll
  • nTuneCmdJA.dll
  • nTuneCmdKO.dll
  • nTuneCmdNL.dll
  • nTuneCmdNO.dll
  • nTuneCmdPTB.dll
  • nTuneCmdRU.dll
  • nTuneCmdSV.dll
  • nTuneCmdZHC.dll
  • nTuneCmdZHT.dll
  • ntuneoem.dll
  • nTuneServer.dll
  • nTuneServerDA.dll
  • nTuneServerDE.dll
  • nTuneServerENG.dll
  • nTuneServerENU.dll
  • nTuneServerES.dll
  • nTuneServerESM.dll
  • nTuneServerFI.dll
  • nTuneServerFR.dll
  • nTuneServerIT.dll
  • nTuneServerJA.dll
  • nTuneServerKO.dll
  • nTuneServerNL.dll
  • nTuneServerNO.dll
  • nTuneServerPTB.dll
  • msvcp80.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • nTuneCmd.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NVIDIA nTune' and executes as "C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe" clear.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003844454%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026186%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012259%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:20,222
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:391 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:3.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0003579993%
Kernel CPU:0.00027541%
User CPU:0.00008259%
CPU cycles/sec:178,298

How do I remove NVIDIA Performance?

You can uninstall NVIDIA Performance from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NVIDIA Performance, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove NVIDIA Performance.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.22%
Windows 10 24.94%
Windows Vista 5.78%
Windows XP 4.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.61%
Windows 7 Professional 12.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.04%
Windows 10 Home 4.84%
Windows 10 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.58%
  Germany 7.31%
  France 4.92%
  United Kingdom 4.22%
  Italy 2.73%
  Canada 2.43%
  Australia 1.99%
  Brazil 1.79%
  Spain 1.43%
  Poland 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Japan 1.30%
  Russia 1.10%
  Sweden 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.34%
Acer 16.26%
ASUS 14.64%
Hewlett-Packard 12.26%
Alienware 5.11%
Samsung 3.57%
Intel 3.06%
Lenovo 2.38%
MSI 2.38%
Toshiba 1.87%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Common models
Dell XPS 630i 6.57%
ASUS All Series 6.40%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 5.05%
Samsung RF511/RF411/RF711 3.03%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.53%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.19%


Nvidia is known for its graphics processing units and dominates the high performance GPU market.
Publisher URL: www.nvidia.com


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