During CES 2023, taking place in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada from January 5 to 8, the Santa Clara based NVIDIA, has made a series of announcements that give a small hint of what cloud-based video games will be like in the coming future.
Play in your car
One of the first announcements is that the cloud gaming service GeForce Now will is coming to vehicles of the following brands:
These services include a suite of products and services that enhance the in-cabin experience. GeForce NOW will stream the entire PC gaming experience in real time to cars of these brands as long as they are parked or charging the vehicle, when it is the case of the driver, for rear seat passengers, this concept includes screens that can be used while the car is running.
170 laptops for gamers and content creators
Within the booth that we had the opportunity to attend at the Cosmopolitan hotel, the brand let us see some of the models that came equipped with graphics cards from the GeForce RTX 40 series. One of the things we liked most about seeing these new models, is that you can find equipment with monitors from 14 inches ultra-thin and above all light.
These laptops will be available starting February 8 from brands like Acer, Alienware, ASUS, Dell, GIGABYTE, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Razer, and Samsung. They will also be available through local manufacturers and system builders such as CyberPower PC, Eluktronics, Hasee, PC Specialist 3XS by Scan, and Schenker, among others.
GeForce RTX 4080 in GeForce NOW
In one of the rooms we were lucky enough to test the improvements made to the cloud-based service, that are now powered by GeForce RTX 40 series graphics cards. This update will be available exclusively for subscribers of the ultimate tier membership. This new architecture is powered by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace as the updated GeForce NOW RTX 4080 SuperPODs will deliver over 64 teraflops of graphics power at a distance, more than 5x more than an Xbox Series X and nearly 1.75x more than the Xbox SuperPODs of the previous generation.
In fact, we had the opportunity to play Apex Legends with this new technology and the response time was fast enough to be able to play competitively. Above all, considering that the network in Las Vegas was extremely saturated by the event, we even did a blind test with a system that had the GPU integrated right there and the result was amazing.
The interesting thing about this new membership is that it will allow you to play at 240 frames per second from the cloud with ray tracing, DLSS 3 and a click-to-pixel latency of less than 40 milliseconds, something unique in cloud gaming.
The GeForce NOW Ultimate membership is now available for new registrations starting this week at the current rate of $19.99 USD per month or $99.99 USD for six months. GeForce RTX 3080 user accounts have already been upgraded to the new membership. The improved GeForce RTX 4080 performance drivetrain of the new SuperPODs will be available in North America and Europe starting later this month.
More games with DLSS 3.0
Taking advantage of the launch of the new GeForce RTX 4070 Ti, which we had the opportunity to test with more than 48 titles, the brand did not hesitate to announce other games.