Concept Nyx is Alienware's way to home game server
It is not uncommon for several players to live under one roof. But what happens when all these players want to play at the same time? Wi-Fi bullies, discussions about who can use the best hardware, and often break up when family members go to their gaming caves. Alienware seeks to solve this problem with a powerful and mysterious computer. p>
A research and development project announced today, Concept Nyx is essentially a home server with enough computing power to allow multiple people to stream PC games simultaneously. I reviewed a personal prototype and found that it supported two gaming sessions simultaneously - one on a non-gaming laptop and one on a larger screen suitable for a living room. p> Zoom in / The idea of this is that family members can play games simultaneously from the computer. Alienware
Alienware has shown me two players playing at the same time, but its lab is currently testing Concept Nyx with four players playing at the same time. A spokesperson told me there was "basically no performance loss" when adding a person, but the demo wasn't long enough (less than 10 minutes) to confirm that. p>
Concept Nyx is similar to cloud gaming services. Like Nvidia GeForce Now and Google Stadia, but instead of playing games from the server in some remote datacenter, you're playing games right at home. With everything happening more locally, Alienware expects “less latency, more bandwidth and more responsiveness,” said Glenn Robson, chief technology officer of Dell Technologies' Client Solutions Group, in today's blog post. On regular, non-gaming hardware. For example, you could theoretically play on a Dell XPS without a discrete graphics card.Zoom / The Concept Nyx looks like a big desktop. Scharon Harding
All of this obviously requires quite a bit of computing power. I'd say the Concept Nyx is stacked based on its size, but Alienware doesn't confirm how many or more processors, graphics cards, or other components it contains.It is also not clear what kind of cooling techniques are used to keep the device cool. things for a long time.
One of the things I appreciate about Concept Nyx is that it encourages family members to play more often. proximity. , which you don't usually associate with computer games. Screen sharing that Alienware is testing allows gamers to play on the same screen at the same time. This means that you can play Halo Infinite while your child plays Cyberpunk 2077, both enjoying the best screen in the house while sitting together and daring to talk. /p>
Alienware also showed off the Concept Nyx. Keep track of where you are in the game, so you can move from the computer in your bedroom to the living room and continue playing with ease. p> What is Zoom In / Out? It simplifies the application, no matter where you were initially. “The purpose of running the Concept Nyx is to get access to your favorite music, TV shows, and movies,” Robson said.
As a concept, Alienware may never do that. Don't turn it into something you really want to buy. However, Alienware will continue project development, so one day we may see something similar to it or even some of its features in a shipping product.