Previously reserved for the Nvidia Shield, 4K streaming on GeForce Now is now also available on PC and Mac. 120 Hz streaming is also coming to more smartphones.
Nvidia is best known for its PC graphics cards, but the firm is also the publisher of one of the best cloud gaming services on the market. Not only is GeForce Now available on most devices on the market, but above all players can access games in high display quality directly from their Steam, Epic or Ubisoft catalogs, without going back to checkout.
The most impressive thing about the service is undoubtedly the low latency offered and the very high quality of the image, when the connection follows, which even allows it to compete with a local gaming PC. This quality will get even better with the May 5, 2022 update.
4K on PC and 120Hz on mobile
4K streaming on GeForce Now was already offered by the service, but only on the excellent Nvidia Shield. Now, Nvidia announces that 4K at 60 frames per second is also offered on PC and Mac. This requires a subscription to the GeForce Now RTX 3080 level, the more expensive subscription launched at the end of 2021. Nvidia indicates that to achieve this, its service uses the famous DLSS directly in the cloud. This is all the more interesting on macOS since Macs are known not to be excellent gaming machines natively. On April 28, Nvidia also updated its GeForce Now service to be better optimized for MacBooks, iMacs and Mac Minis based on the Apple M1 chip.
That’s not all, this level of package is also able to go up to 120 images per second, especially on mobile. With the update, Nvidia now offers a 120Hz mode for GeForce Now on the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, and the OnePlus 9 Pro.
It is hoped that competing services can learn from these efforts. We particularly think of the Xbox Game Pass whose cloud gaming service still leaves something to be desired both in terms of latency and image quality. Too bad, because Microsoft’s offer is also very interesting.
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