Nvidia Reveals Revolutionary Upgrade to Cloud-Gaming Services
"Will make game streaming as common as renting a movie online."
Nvidia has revealed that it's working on a brand new processor known as GeForce Grid, a processor it believes can revolutionize cloud-gaming services such as OnLive and Gaikai.
"First-generation cloud gaming platforms suffer from long latency or lag, low-quality graphics and high costs because of a 1:1 ratio of game streams to data server centers," a spokesperson said.
"Gaming PC GPUs get faster every year, while consoles only get updated every 5-10 years. So features and performance available to PC gamers outstrip even the best consoles. This includes support for features such as physics, tessellation, advanced anti-aliasing, and Nvidia 3D vision."
"Nvidia GeForce GRID offers the promise of easy access to the power of an Nvidia GeForce Grid Supercomputer from the comfort of the living room. Gamers will be able to experience PC titles on their TV with full features and effects turned on that will deliver incredibly rich graphics not possible before on a console. And because it's streamed from the cloud, this incredible gaming experience isn't confined to the living room TV, gamers can stream it to any device including tablets, PCs, and smart-phones."
All sounds very exciting, particularly that last sentence. If implemented within these services, the manufacturer is claiming that a 30ms reduction in latency can be achieved, making cloud-gaming not just a viable experience in itself, but a route to bringing cutting-edge graphics to even the humblest smart-phone.