Thursday, June 20, 2024

NVIDIA GeForce NOW: 1440p, 120Hz, Cloud Games Announced


NVIDIA is apparently not resting on the laurels of the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service. The manufacturer has now announced an expansion of the service to include significantly higher resolutions and frame rates.

Well hello forest fairy, NVIDIA has created a marvel. The GeForce NOW cloud gaming service, which allows you to stream games on almost any device, has been around for a while. However, until now, the service has been limited to Full HD resolution at a maximum of 60 frames per second.

That should change soon. NVIDIA is expanding the server hub with the so-called GeForce NOW SuperPods, which claims to be currently the world’s fastest gaming supercomputers, equipped with RTX 3080 server graphics cards and AMD Threadripper processors. These new servers bring completely new possibilities for cloud gaming.

According to NVIDIA, it is possible to stream games with a resolution of up to 1440p and a refresh rate of 120 Hz (PC, iMac) or a resolution of 1600p and 120 Hz (MacBooks). Up to 120 fps should also be possible on Android devices. NVIDIA Shield TV set-top box owners don’t have to be jealous. These devices even support up to 4K HDR at 60fps along with 7.1 surround sound.

Additionally, there is a new update for GeForce NOW customers, which is now available and provides not only beta support for Edge browsers, but also Adaptive Sync technology for GeForce NOW. When synchronizing the server and local display, stuttering should be avoided and latency should be reduced to 60 ms.

However, there is a catch. New features are not available with previous Founder and Priority memberships; they will remain as before. New to this is the GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership, which packs in all the features around 1440p / 120Hz and virtually gives you your own RTX 3080 gaming PC. It does go a bit more for the money, though. For half a year / six months a payment of 99.99 euros must be made, which is equivalent to 16.67 euros per month and places are limited for the moment. And of course you must have a solid and stable internet connection.

Pre-orders are now possible, Founders and Priority members can upgrade their membership. Registration should also be possible for all players from next week. December 2021 is currently scheduled for Western Europe as the start-up period for the new 1440p / 120Hz service.

Other than that, like every week, there are of course a few new additions to GeForce NOW:

  • Disciples: Liberation (Steam Store and Epic Games)
  • ELYON (steam)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft Connect “Trial Week”)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Years Celebration (Epic Games Store)
  • Sword and Fairy 7 (Steam)
  • The Forgotten City (Steam und Epic Games Store)
  • Legend of Keepers (Steam Store and Epic Games)
  • New World (Steam)
  • Townscaper (Steam)
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