Nvidia brings cloud gaming with GeForce Now

GeForce Now

You know the name and chances are you probably have one of their products nestled inside your computer. Now Nvidia wants to take your gaming to the next level with GeForce Now. During E3 we had the chance to try out its cloud gaming, which takes your favorite games and allows you to play on laptops or underpowered desktops via the cloud.

Geforce Now utilizes the latest of Nvidia’s high-powered GTX GPUs, which helps deliver outstanding performance for some of today’s most demanding games. This gives GeForce Now the capability to stream games with high frame rates and settings that you commonly can’t get on laptops or desktops that don’t have powerful hardware.

Geforce Now has a long list of supported games, which lets you play your favorite ones instantly. All you need to do is select the games in your personal library or purchase new ones from your preferred digital store (steam, uplay, etc….) and that’s it. Games that are installed on your cloud gaming rig will automatically apply the latest patches and Nvidia Game Ready drivers, that way you’re games are always up-to-date without you having to lift a finger.

While testing out the GeForce Now, I was very surprised at how well it was performing. I was playing PUBG at 60fps on a $600 laptop and had no issues with latency. Next to me they had the same laptop with PUBG installed directly on the system and it was only able to play the game at 4fps. One thing that really caught my eye with Nvidia’s cloud gaming was that I was able to play Fortnite on a Macbook. So for all the Mac users out there, you don’t need to feel ousted anymore. Soon you’ll be able to play today’s top games on your system. GeForce Now will also be available on the Nvidia Shield, both older and newer model.

GeForce Now requires you to have an internet connection of at least 15 Mbps for 720p at 60fps and 25 Mbps for 1080 at 60fps. You’ll also need a hardwired ethernet connection or 5GHz wireless router.

At the moment, Nvidia has no price point for the GeForce Now, but they do have a free beta that is currently running. You can request beta access at GeForce Now Beta Access

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