NVIDIA’s GeForce Now Service Officially Launched

And You Can Stream Games for Free!

GeForce Now is HERE … literally. And if it’s free, then why not! You get 1 hour free session … No GeForce graphics required, so why not give it a go! System requirements for NVIDIA’s GeForce Now:

  • 15 Mbps internet connection (25 Mbps recommended). A 5GHz network is preferred if using wireless.
  • Any Windows PC running Windows 7 (64-bit) or higher, 4GB of system memory, a 2.0GHz dual-core X86 CPU or higher and a GPU that supports DirectX 11.
  • Any Mac with macOS 10.10 or higher.
  • Any Nvidia Shield TV (2015, 2017, 2019; Base and Pro models).
  • Any Android phone running Android 5.0 (L) or higher and 2GB of system memory.
  • A Bluetooth gamepad is strongly recommended, including the Shield controller, Razer Raiju and Junglecat Mobile, or Steelseries Stratus Duo.

 

Taken from PCGAMER … As of this morning, Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, GeForce Now, has officially moved out of beta testing. If you want to put Nvidia’s remote rendering to the test with the games you own, you can give it a try for free.

There are two membership tiers: free and Founders. The free membership doesn’t come with special perks and is limited to 60-minute play sessions. Once your session ends you can jump right back on, but you may have to wait in a queue.

Founders members (paying members) will have access to RTX ray tracing in the cloud, so if you’re still rocking a GTX 1050 Ti but want to see what all the ray tracing fuss is about, you can for $5 a month. (However, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Metro Exodus, and Deliver Us the Moon are the only four RTX enabled games on GeForce Now currently.) A paying membership also expands play sessions to 6 hours, lets you skip ahead of free players in the session queue, and comes with a free 90-day introductory period (for a limited of time). The $5 a month rate is locked in for an entire year, as well.

How well GeForce Now works will ultimately determine how we feel about it (we tested it nearly a year ago, and things could have changed since then), but on its face it’s a much better offer than Google Stadia. Stadia costs $10 a month and doesn’t have a free membership option yet, though Google said one would be coming this year. Also, Stadia’s servers utilize AMD graphics cards, which don’t currently support ray tracing.

Update: Nvidia reached out clarify that beta accounts will be automatically rolled over to free accounts, not Founders accounts. However, beta members, like all users, can also upgrade to the Founders memberships which come with a 90-day free trial.

Source: PCGAMER

 

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