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Nvidia Opens up Geforce Now's Beta to PC gamers

You can now game on almost any PC

Nvidia Opens up Geforce Now's Beta to PC gamers

Nvidia Opens up Geforce Now's Beta to PC gamers

PC gaming can be something that is difficult to get into, especially if you don't have the money to buy or build even an entry-level gaming system. Hardware can be expensive, forcing many to look at the cloud as a potential game-changer, giving users access to powerful machines with a more manageable monthly cost.

This is what Nvidia is testing with Geforce Now, giving PC and Mac users the ability to utilise the company's cloud gaming systems to see exactly how viable cloud gaming is, at least in Europe and North America. During this Beta period, the service will be free to use, though users will need to own the games they play on Steam, Battle.net or Uplay.    

A list of supported games is available here, with all titles being available to play immediately with no downloads or lengthy patches to install. Nvidia manages everything on their cloud systems, which makes then zero maintenance from a user's perspective. All games with Nvidia defined optimal settings are designed to play at 60FPS on the service, with "Ultra Streaming mode" upping the framerate to 120FPS in select titles to reduce gameplay latency. 

Windows users will require an internet connection of 25Mmps or higher to utilise Geforce Now, though Nvidia recommends a connection of 50Mbps using an ethernet or 5GHz WiFi connection for an optimal experience. PCs will require an Intel i3 or higher CPU, 4GB of system memory and a GPU that supports DirectX 9, making this service accessible to almost anyone. 

  
Nvidia Opens up Geforce Now's Beta to PC gamers

 

Geforce Now for Mac is a very different service to its Nvidia Shield counterpart, acting as a "PC on-Demand" service rather than a Netflix Style game streaming library. This service allows users to play games that they already own, with Geforce Now merely allowing users to sign into services like Steam and Battle.net through the service and from there play their desired game (provided it is supported). 

Right now PC gamers in North America and Europe can sign up for beta access to Geforce Now here

You can join the discussion on Nvidia Geforce Now on the OC3D Forums

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10-01-2018, 03:51:21

Korreborg
I had the 30 day trail (or 90 can't remember) on my Nvidia Shield TV last year.
It actually worked quite well. So 18+ months of ekstra development, and it should work quite nicely.
Of course not the same as gaming directly on the PC, but 10€ pr month. Pretty nice.
Last year i believe they talked of a new payment system, where you bought an amount of available hours of gaming.Quote
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