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