Overclock Media’s Austin Evans takes another look at NVIDIA’s streaming technology that allows slower, older desktops and laptops to play games otherwise only possible on high-end machines.
Austin demonstrates the difference by playing several modern video games on budget laptops using their internal graphics chips then by using the GeForce cloud service – the results are amazing.
Evans had previously demonstrated the service on an old Apple iMac, but now that NVIDIA has released a PC version, game on! See what I did there?
NVIDIA has a complete list of about 100 supported games HERE, but a small selection of the most popular includes:
- Elite: Dangerous
- Total War: Warhammer II
- COD: WWII
- Arma 3
- Resident Evil 7
The price is hard to beat during the beta period – the service is completely free for both Mac and PC. Consumers just need to request beta access HERE.
System requirements are fairly low. According to the company’s website:
- Windows 7 or higher
- Intel i3 3.1GHz or faster CPU
- 4GB system memory
- DX9 capable graphics chip/card
- NVIDIA GeForce 600 or newer
- AMD Radeon HD 3000 or newer
- Intel HD Graphics 2000 or newer
- 25 Mbps download speed minimum, 50 Mbps recommended
- 5GHz wireless router or a hardwired ethernet connection
Of course, it’s not entirely about old laptops, because even the cheapest budget gaming PC you can grab today can handle the task fairly well. If you’re in need of a cheap prebuilt gaming PC to enjoy this, check out PCGuide’s roundup of prebuilt gaming PCs.