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Games at 1,440p at 120 FPS straight from the cloud: NVIDIA GeForce Now raises (and a lot) of level

GeForce Now, NVIDIA’s video game streaming service, has just announced a juicy and interesting update: GeForce Now RTX 3080. In short, it is a new (and more expensive) pricing plan that allows users to play on “the most powerful gaming supercomputer in the world”, the GeForce NOW SuperPOD.

That, in other words, means that users will be able to play streaming on 1,440p resolution at 120 frames per second on PCs and Macs, also in 4K HDR at 60 FPS on NVIDIA Shield TV devices. All of this, says NVIDIA, with reduced latency.

NVIDIA streaming gaming is even more powerful

Geforce Now Superpod
Geforce Now Superpod

NVIDIA GeForce Now Superpod.

This service is possible thanks to the GeForce Now SuperPOD, some new gaming supercomputers that seek to offer the experience of playing with an RTX 3080. Each of these computers has a 39,200 TFLOPS power, 11,477,760 CUDA cores and 8,690 CPU cores. All this for gaming. The processors, by the way, are AMD Threadripper Pro.

There will be servers in North America and in Europe they intend to have them in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Paris

According to NVIDIA itself, these cloud servers offer performance 70 times higher than the average laptop used to play Steam (with Intel UHD 620 graphics), 13 times better than the integrated GPU of the MacBook Air with an Apple M1 processor and seven times the average Steam desktop computer, which mounts a GTX 1060.

Geforce Now Rtx 3080
Geforce Now Rtx 3080

From NVIDIA they ensure that the performance is similar to playing with an RTX 3080.

Regarding latency, the data offered by NVIDIA is that playing in GeForce Now at 120 FPS we have a 56 ms delay. To put it in context, NVIDIA claims that xCloud has a latency of 175 milliseconds and that the Xbox Series X at 60 FPS stays at 93 milliseconds.

This is possible, in part, thanks to the adaptive timing technology, which is also coming to GeForce Now. This technology synchronizes the rendering of frames with the screen, reducing stuttering, clipping and repetition of frames.

Adaptive sync is coming to GeForce Now too

Speaking of resolutions and frames per second, this new subscription allows you to access the following. It goes without saying that in order to enjoy 120 FPS, you will have to have a compatible screen.

  • And PC: up to 1,440p at 120 FPS.
  • And Mac: 1.440p a 120 FPS.
  • And MacBook: 1.600p a 120 FPS.
  • On NVIDIA Shield TV: hasta 4K HDR a 60 FPS:
  • On Android mobiles: up to 120 FPS on “selected 120 Hz screen Android mobiles”. NVIDIA expressly mentions the Samsung Galaxy S21.

On the other hand, it is convenient to talk about the connection requirements. According to NVIDIA, to access 1,440p at 120 FPS it will be necessary to have a 35 Mbps connection. Currently, playing at 60 FPS requires between 20 and 25 Mbps. In the case of the NVIDIA Shield, gaming in 4K HDR at 60 FPS requires 40 Mbps. From NVIDIA they recommend playing with Ethernet or, as far as possible , with WiFi 6. On mobile phones you can play with 5G.

Finally, a minor but equally interesting novelty is that, finally, NVIDIA will save the graphics settings of the games. Until now, NVIDIA GeForce Now defaulted to graphics settings and allowed the user to modify them. However, logging out and relaunching the game would reset the settings. With the new subscription the settings will be saved.

The price to pay to play hard on NVIDIA GeForce Now

To access this power, you will have to pay the new subscription, NVIDIA GeForce Now RTX 3080. Its price is 99.99 euros every six months, that is, 200 euros per year, and at the moment there is no option to pay for a single month. Access to these new supercomputers is exclusive to these users.

That does not mean that previous subscriptions are going to disappear.. GeForce Now will continue to have the free mode limited to one hour of gameplay, as well as the “Priority” mode with up to six hours of gameplay in FullHD at 60 FPS and with Ray-Tracing. So, the thing will be as follows:

FOR FREE

PRIORITY

RTX 3080

EQUIPMENT

Basic

Premium

Equivalent to RTX 2080

RTX 3080

ACCESS

Standard

Priority

Exclusive to RTX 3080 servers

SESSION

An hour

Up to 6 hours

Up to 8 hours

RESOLUTION

FullHD a 60 FPS

1,440p at 60 FPS (PC and Mac)

4K HDR a 60 FPS (NVIDIA Shield TV)

RTX

No

Yes

Yes

PRICE

For free

49.99 euros every 6 months

99.99 every 6 months

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 pre-orders are now open to “Founders” and “Priority” users.. For the rest of the players they will open next week, depending on availability. Units are limited. Membership will be activated in November in North America and in December in Western Europe.

‘New World’ and Microsoft Edge support come to GeForce Now

New World
New World

With the arrival of this new membership, new games also arrive and the support for playing in Microsoft Edge on PC. This will be possible with GeForce Now beta version 2.0.34. Today the new version of the client for PC is also deployed, which, among other things, includes adaptive synchronization technology.

As for games, and like every Thursday, there is news in this regard. From today users will be able to play, among others, ‘New World’. The complete list is as follows:

  • Disciples: Liberation (new release on Steam and Epic Games Store)
  • ELYON (launch on Steam)
  • Riders Republic – (“Trial Week” en Ubisoft Connect)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration (new release on Epic Games Store)
  • Sword and Fairy 7 (new release on Steam)
  • The Forgotten City (Steam y Epic Games Store)
  • Legend of Keepers (Steam y Epic Games Store)
  • New World (Steam)
  • Townscaper (Steam)