Nvidia says its newly-announced GeForce Grid processor will make game streaming a commodity in the industry.
The process will make the feature as common as movie streaming, claims Nvidia, by improving current cloud gaming services via massive servers powered by GPU acceleration based on Nvidia's Kepler technology.
The GeForce Grid is the first GPU designed specifically for cloud game servers.
"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 center servers," Nvidia said. "Nvidia GeForce Grid technology resolves these obstacles and will make game streaming as common as renting a movie online."
Nvidia said that, while consoles update every 5-10 years, PC GPUs get faster every year.
"So features and performance available to PC gamers outstrip even the best consoles. This includes support for features such as physics, tessellation, advanced antialiasing, and Nvidia 3D Vision."
Most importantly, Grid aims to address lag issues with 30ms reduction in latency, which "feels like playing on a local console".
By Gaetano Prestia - Bio