Nvidia's GeForce Now is a cloud gaming alternative to Xbox Cloud Gaming. However, it has also felt like Nvidia has not invested in the platform the same way Microsoft does. That seems to be changing as the company has announced that the service is coming to more countries. Furthermore, it will not be powered by Nvidia's market-leading RTX GPUs.
Specifically, at CES 2023, the company says GeForce Now is getting support to run on the Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU. That will mean users who subscribe to the highest “Ultimate” tier will have PC gaming quality behind them. GeForce Now got off to a shaky start, including Microsoft Game Studios joining other giants in removing their games from the platform.
Thanks to the RTX 4080, GeForce Now will get benefits such as reduced latency and frame-pacing when running at 240 FPS. As well as offering 240 FPS, the platform will do it while still providing full ray-tracing and DLSS 3.
In other words, your games are going to look great. GeForce Now is comfortably more powerful than Microsoft's Cloud Gaming. Redmond's offering delivers power from the Xbox Series X technology. Nvidia's RTX 4080 is simply more powerful. The company is really making GeForce Now an interesting platform, especially with over 1,000 games now available to stream.
Customers can pick up the Ultimate tier for $19.99 a month ($99.99 per six months), which is admittedly more than Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. That is the Game Pass level you need to run Xbox Cloud Gaming. It is worth noting Microsoft's package includes Xbox Live Gold, EA Play, and other benefits.
Nvidia says the new RTX 4080 servers will go online later this month in North America and Europe.
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