Why it matters: For folks who want to play with the virtual RTX 3080 in the cloud, there's a new GeForce Now line. Assuming the service works as advertised, it will outperform the Xbox Series X, and Nvidia says it's comparing the lower latency to games on local hardware.
Between brokers and the constant shortage of chips, GPUs don't seem to be getting any more cost-effective, although availability seems to be improving over time. No matter which way you go, it's not the best time to upgrade your hardware unless it's money.
However, if you have a good broadband connection, there is an all-in-one solution that you can use - cloud gaming This game is not like local hardware, but it comes close enough that it can serve as an alternative as long as you can upgrade your system without breaking the bank . Even better, it allows you to use almost any device at your fingertips for a quick game.
Today, Nvidia announced a new lineup of GeForce Now that gives you less access — delayed SuperPODs with multiple AMD Threadripper Pro CPUs with 1,000 GPUs, the performance equivalent of a GPU RTX 3080, paired. The new premium line is available to founders and priority members in North America and Western Europe, giving you a six-month membership for $99.99. The company says that membership will be limited at launch, but that the service will be available to most users in the US and Europe in December next month.
To find out what you're working on, the new level GeForce Now delivers every bit of SuperPOD with an eight-core AMD Threadripper CPU with 28GB DDR4-3200 memory, a PCIe 4.0 SSD and a GA102 35 teraflop chip that delivers GPU functionality, bringing together. That's nearly three times the performance of the Xbox Series X console, which is significant because Nvidia says the SuperPOD piece offers a similar latency of around 60ms. If these claims are true, it will now make GeForce 3 times faster than xCloud.
In other words, you'll be able to stream games to your PC at up to 1440p at 120fps, and up to 4K HDR at 60fps on your Nvidia Shield TV. Some Android devices with a 120Hz screen can also run games at up to 120fps. Most MacBooks will be able to run games at 1600p, and the latest MacBook Pro will be able to play at 120 frames per second.
Of course, these numbers depend a lot on your internet connection and the distance between you and the nearest SuperPOD servers. Nvidia says it uses Adaptive Sync technology to reduce system latency for a smoother experience, and RTX 3080 members will see the lowest latency possible on all levels of GeForce Now.
About the games you play. I'll be able to play, the choice is getting better. There are currently over 1,000 games to choose from, including Amazon New World, Disciples: Liberation, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and more. Notably, today Nvidia is releasing the new GeForce Now client, which brings experimental support for Microsoft Edge on PC and includes the company's new Adaptive Sync technology, even for people who don't use a new RTX 3080, adding to the lag. Row.
The new GeForce Now suite lets you harness the power of the RTX 3080 in the cloud