Nvidia reveals RTX 3080 Class GeForce Now premium tier

Nvidia has announced a number of enhancements to its GeForce NOW cloud streaming service, including a new premium tier that delivers the performance of an RTX 3080 with 1440p120 gaming on various platforms and 4K60 HDR on Shield Android TV devices. The American company also promises improvements in latency reduction, with an input lag that, they say, is much lower than that of any competitive solution. Also, Read – 5G mobiles with Android will be 65% cheaper than those of iOS in 2025

Nvidia calls SuperPods

All of this is possible thanks to new servers that Nvidia calls SuperPods. The system does not exactly work with an RTX 3080, however, resorting to specialized hardware based on the same GA-102 chip, which is mounted alongside an eight-core, sixteen-thread AMD Threadripper processor, ultrafast PCIe Gen 4.0 storage of solid-state, and 28GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory. This gives each SuperPod a high-end graphics performance that, in the current Nvidia range, is only surpassed by the RTX 3080Ti and RTX 3090. The CPU, meanwhile, would be almost on par with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000. Also, Read – 5G mobiles with Android will be 65% cheaper than those of iOS in 2025

4K60 streaming with HDR

The cost of this new premium tier is € 99.99 every six months. It may sound expensive, but it is actually quite interesting because the cost of the equivalent hardware is almost two thousand dollars, and that without taking into account the current inflation caused by the current shortage of components in the market. But the quality of the experience, as it is not a local game, will depend mainly on two factors: image quality and latency. When it comes to the connection you’ll need to get the most out of this service, Nvidia says that 35mbps fiber is recommended for playing at 1440p and 120FPS, while for 4K60 streaming with HDR the speed should go up to 40mbps. Also, Read – How to get back deleted photos and videos from the Google Photos app

Adaptative Sync

But more interesting about Nvidia’s announcement are its promises regarding latency. A new technology called Adaptative Sync aims to reduce lag by synchronizing the server in the cloud with your screen refresh, discarding unnecessary and duplicate frames. This works especially well with 120Hz panels, where latency is ensured to drop below 60ms, a similar figure to 60FPS console games. Nvidia claims that if you play Destiny 2 on GeForce NOW even at 60FPS (on a 120Hz screen? That’s not clear) you get 12ms lower latency than if you play natively on an Xbox Series X (81ms vs 93ms). Compared to xCloud, the advantage is much greater, with a 94ms reduction in the stream at 60FPS compared to Microsoft’s streaming platform. Also, Read – WhatsApp privacy changes will finally be optional

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Subscription Prices

Adaptive Sync is not limited to just the new premium tier, and it will be available to all GeForce NOW users. The basic and free tier allows sessions of one hour in duration in what is described as a “basic system”, while members with Priority Subscription will maintain the price of € 9.99 per month, and will have access to servers with RTX, sessions of extended duration and priority access to games. The new RTX 3080 service with SuperPods will cost, as we said a little above, € 99.99 every six months, offering eight-hour sessions. Remember, yes, that GeForce NOW is a system to stream PC games that you already have in stores like Steam or the Epic Games Store, but that its availability depends on the Nvidia service itself. Also, Read – Compare Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G vs Poco X3 Pro

GeForce NOW RTX 3080 launch date

The new tier, of course, is attractive. Offering cloud-based access to cutting-edge PC hardware is fantastic, even though the current 4K60 streaming limitation only on Shield Android TV is a downside that we hope will be solved soon. In any case, if Nvidia keeps its promises, we may be facing a streaming system that offers not only more power than next-generation consoles but also very low latency. Reservations can now be made and the GeForce NOW RTX 3080 will arrive in Europe in December, but as soon as we can test it thoroughly we will bring you our impressions. Also, Read – HONOR MagicBook V14 announced: the first laptop with Windows 11 on board

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