NVIDIA Announces GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Cloud Gaming Tier, Claiming Lower Latency Than Xbox Series X

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NVIDIA has announced a new tier of its GeForce NOW cloud gaming service that grants its members the power of a virtual GeForce RTX 3080 gaming PC. Costing $99.99 for every six months, the service leverages green team’s new powerful gaming supercomputers, the GeForce NOW SuperPODs, enabling subscribers to enjoy streaming games at up to 1440p resolution and 120 frames per second on both PCs and Macs. A slide shared by NVIDIA claims that the service has lower latency than an Xbox Series X console running locally at 60 FPS.



The new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership delivers an instant upgrade in performance for common hardware — a 70x increase for the average laptop on Steam, 13x for an M1-based Macbook Air and 7x for the most popular desktop configuration on Steam. […]

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 members will have exclusive access to the new servers, streaming at up to 1440p at 120 FPS on PC, 1600p at 120 FPS on most MacBooks, 1440p at 120 FPS on most iMacs, 4K HDR at 60 FPS on NVIDIA SHIELD TV and up to 120 FPS on select Android devices.

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Virtual Rig

  • GPU: Nvidia Ampere – 35 TFLOPS (3x Xbox Series X)
  • CPU: AMD Threadripper – 8-core, 16-thread
  • RAM: 28 GB DDR4-3200
  • SSD: PCIe 4.0 drive
  • Bandwidth requirements: 1440p/120Hz – 35 Mbps | 4K HDR – 40 Mbps

Preorders for the GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership are already open for Founders and Priority members. All other gamers will be able to subscribe beginning next week, pending availability.

Source: NVIDIA (via PC Gamer)

Tsing Mui
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