Nvidia today introduced a new subscription for GeForce Now, its streaming gaming service. This offer is marketed at 99 euros for six months. Its main asset: making you play on servers equipped with the overpowering GeForce RTX 3080, thus unlocking a new visual quality: Quad HD + at 120 images per second. Another exclusivity of this subscription: play in 4K in HDR on the Shield TV.
A year and a half ago, Nvidia presented GeForce Now, a streaming game service unlike any other. It provides the ability to remotely play games that you own. If you bought on Steam, GOG or theEpic Game Store one of the compatible titles, you can launch it in a virtual machine and play it remotely. So you can play an AAA game on a tablet, smartphone, Chromebook, or any device with a web browser.
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Over a thousand games are officially compatible. And new titles are added to this list every week. Recent Far Cry 6, Crysis Remastered or New World from Amazon are already supported. Moreover, Nvidia announces thatEA Play becomes compatible with GeForce Now, in addition to Ubisoft Connect. But this is not the only novelty of the service. Indeed, the American firm unveils a new subscription to its service: GeForce Now RTX 3080. This will please gamers.
RTX 3080s in GeForce Now Superpods
Indeed, Nividia announces that it has installed RTX 3080 in some of its dedicated GeForce Now servers. These are not GeForces identical to those you find on the market, but versions customized to work in supercomputers. Servers called ” SuperPod “. Several centers will be installed around the world (there will be one in Paris, of course) in order to guarantee reduced latency. According to Nvidia, the average latency is 56 ms for games played in streaming on an RTX 3080, against 81 ms currently. Remember that current servers are equipped with GeForce RTX 2080.
There are several advantages to integrating these cards into GeForce Now servers. First, upgrading to the RTX 3080 opens the door to a new definition. No more Full HD at 60 frames per second. If your connection and your equipment allow it, the maximum definition of GeForce Now increases to Quad HD (1440p) to 120 frames per second. Whether on PC or Mac, since Safari is now compatible, in addition to some Windows browsers. And that’s not all, since the RTX 3080 are compatible Adaptative Sync in order to adapt the video stream to the refresh rate of the player’s equipment, in order to improve fluidity and reduce flickering.
A new subscription at 99 euros for 6 months
Of course, all of this comes at a cost. To enjoy GeForce Now with the RTX 3080, you need to access a new formula marketed at 99 euros, versus 49 euros for the current subscription (price which had been revised upwards at the beginning of the year). This means that you will have to pay double to be able to enjoy the good performance promised by Nvidia. It will obviously not be the only one. First, RTX 3080 subscribers will be the only ones to access servers equipped with these cards. Then the maximum duration of the game changes to 8 hours instead of 6 hours. Without forgetting the improvement of the definition.
Note also that the owners of a Shield TV who are also subscribed to the RTX 3080 offer will be able to play on their box in 4K HDR… Of course, all of this depends on the quality of your connection. Fiber recommended. ADSL prohibited. Corn 5G compatibility announced. Note also that smartphones compatible with a refresh rate of 120 Hz will be able to run GeForce Now at full speed! Yeah!
Pre-orders open on October 21, 2021
The launch is slated for the United States in November, while Europeans will have to wait until December to be able to connect to it. Note that access to this new subscription is subject to a pre-registration campaign, as places are limited. And the Founder and Priority members are the first to be able to register today, October 21, 2021. The others will have to wait a few days… if places are still available.
You don’t have to pay anything to take advantage of it. First, the service is compatible with a hundred or so very popular free games, including Fortnite, Apex Legends, Destiny 2, etc. Then, users can play the titles offered by the Epic Game Store (about thirty games). Finally, some publishers offer access to a few games on weekends. This is particularly the case with Ubisoft. Let us not forget either that GeForce Now has a free offer … even if it is very limited.