PC and Mac users will finally be able to enjoy 4K gaming on the Nvidia GeForce Now cloud gaming service.
A few years after its official launch, GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud gaming service will finally step up a gear in terms of quality. From today, the platform will finally support 4K streaming on Windows, but also macOS, whereas it was imperative to go through an Nvidia Shield TV until now.
To benefit from it, you will simply have to start by updating your GeForce Now application. You should be able to opt for the display in 4K, all at 60 frames per second. Note that this 4K gaming option will not be available to users who go through their web browser; the dedicated application will be the only gateway to play with the best image quality.
And as you might expect, this option does not apply to all subscribers either. Only those who have subscribed to the RTX 3080 formula, the most expensive at €19.99 per month (or €99.99 for 6 months) will be able to take advantage of it, which seems logical.
The DLSS as reinforcement
Nvidia clarifies that this is not native 4K, however; to achieve this quality without pulling too hard on the rope, the firm naturally relied on its famous DLSS oversampling technology.
“4K streaming gets a boost from DLSS, a breakthrough AI rendering technology that boosts graphics performance using the dedicated AI Tensor Cores of RTX GPUs. DLSS harnesses the power of a deep learning neural network to increase framerate and generate beautiful in-game visuals.” On the other hand, the firm does not say more about a possible support for HDR.
It remains to be seen whether this change will be likely to attract more people to this 3080 offer; because by going from 1440p to 4K for the same price on PC and Mac, it has suddenly become much more interesting.