NVIDIA 'GeForce Now' Offers Gaming Laptop At $200, System Requirements Specified
The gamers will be delighted with NVIDIA’s newest offering for them. Dubbed as GeForce Now, this cloud application can deliver a gaming laptop at a very cheap price of $200.
NVIDIA GeForce Now Launch
According to CNET, NVIDIA released its much-owned GeForce Now game streaming service in beta. This can be used for Windows PCs in North America and Europe after a beta was released for Macs last year.
NVIDIA GeForce Now Features
The American multi-national company claims that the cloud gaming service can stream games with a resolution of 1920×1080 at up to 120 Hz. Nevertheless, this depends on the level of service demanded and the limitations of the end user’s PC and internet connection. As of this moment, the beta service is free and it includes games from a number of digital storefronts, which included the freshly-added Ubisoft Uplay.
NVIDIA GeForce Now Games
Tech Report has learned that GeForce Now doesn’t contain any games itself. As an alternative, it offers a virtualized system that gamers can utilize to install their current libraries. There were over 150 popular titles included in the game compatibility list, but then the Rockstar Games catalog seems to be omitted. The users can also install the Steam games that are not on the list, but such game titles can’t utilize the service’s express installation feature. Apart from that, it must be installed before each session, a procedure that NVIDIA claims to take up to 30 minutes.
NVIDIA GeForce Now System Requirements
As for the system requirements, subscribers will need a modest Windows PC or Mac computer running on NVIDIA’s GeForce Now application. They will also need an internet connection with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps.
Additionally, the list of supported Mac devices consists a number of Core 2 Duo machines capable of running at least macOS 10.10. Meanwhile, the PC requirements list a Windows 7 machine with 4 GB of memory and a 3.1 GHz Core i3 processor or higher.
The PCs will also necessitate a graphics card with DirectX 9 support, plus any GeForce card going back to the GTX 600-series, AMD Radeon HD 3000-series, or Intel HD Graphics 2000-series. When it comes to the network connection, wired Ethernet is suggested, but NVIDIA claims that a 5 GHz wireless networking could also work.
NVIDIA GeForce Now Price
For the price, NVIDIA didn’t reveal any information about how much GeForce Now will cost after the free beta ended. Moreover, it is worth mentioning that the gaming sessions on the beta are just limited to four hours. This is to ensure access to all gamers, even though an individual doesn’t have to wait to request their next session.
In addition, the company didn’t offer details about the hardware specifications for the virtualized system. But then, it can be recalled that previous rumors suggested that the service will be available with two different hardware tiers: one with GeForce GTX 1060-level power and the other one is a premium level promising a GeForce GTX 1080-esque.
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