Every time I think to myself, “maybe, just maybe AMD may be catching up to Nvidia” they just raise the bar, and it’s back to square one for the red team. This time they’re showing off their new streaming feature in GeForce Experience, and a cloud gaming service called GeForce Now at CES 2017.
The GeForce NOW service gives you instant access to a virtual GeForce® GTX 1080 gaming PC in the cloud. It turns your Mac or PC into a high-performance GeForce gaming machine. The new GeForce NOW for Mac or PC includes:
- Access to GeForce NOW from a Mac or PC by downloading the client app
- A GeForce GTX 1080 PC gaming experience streamed from our NVIDIA Pascal™ GPU-powered data centers in the cloud
- The freedom to install your own games from game store platforms like Steam, Origin, Uplay, GOG, and Battle.net onto a virtual gaming PC in the cloud and play them on your Mac or PC
- Plus, the option to install and play free-to-play titles like League of Legends via the GeForce NOW app
Early access to a Free Membership begins in Q1-17 with members selected from the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit the GFN homepage to join the waiting list.
As for the new streaming feature added to GeForce Experience, it adds support for Facebook, giving you the ability to broadcast live to Facebook and upload screenshots and recordings directly to your Timeline.
Facebook Live makes it easy to share your gaming moments with friends. Want to show them the latest game you’re playing? Simply hit “Alt+Z” to bring up the GeForce Experience overlay and go live. Your friends can see your gameplay, as well as react and comment while you’re broadcasting. You can also add in your webcam and microphone for more interactivity with your audience. After broadcasting, your video will also be available for friends to watch on your Timeline.
Nvidia also unveiled of the world’s first G-SYNC High Dynamic Range (HDR) PC gaming monitors featuring 4K panels running at 144Hz, which of course also included G-SYNC’s variable refresh rate technology.
These new G-SYNC HDR monitors have higher peak brightness for stunning, vivid visuals with bold saturated colors; very high contrast for richer, more natural dark scenes; and a wide gamut of colors close to the DCI-P3 cinema standard.
In short, they create more-realistic scenes that better match reality. And by combining those enhancements with HDR programming in games such as Mass Effect Andromeda and Shadow Warrior 2, G-SYNC HDR delivers the next revolution of image quality, leaving you slack-jawed and speechless, just as G-SYNC did the first time you experienced its silky-smooth performance.
For those at CES 2017. They’ll be on display at the Nvidia gaming suite and booth:
- World’s first 4K (3840 x 2160), 144Hz, G-SYNC HDR gaming monitors
- 2 models: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator XB272-HDR available in Q2.
- Monitors certified by NVIDIA and fully integrated into GeForce Platform for the best end-to-end gaming experience
- Hallmark G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology for tear-free, smooth and responsive gameplay
- Unrivaled HDR image quality with vivid intensity, color and contrast
- 1000 nits peak brightness
- 384 zone full-array dynamically controlled direct LED backlight
- DCI-P3 cinema grade color gamut with Quantum Dot technology
- DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 inputs
- HDR10 support
- Virtually zero input latency from pixel arrival at monitor to photon emission from LCD (HDR TVs introduce 22-41ms latency).
For more information on G-SYNC HDR, please check out: http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/nvidia-g-sync-hdr-announced-at-ces-2017