GeForce Now cloud gaming now enables 4K on Windows and Mac

GeForce Now cloud gaming now enables 4K on Windows and Mac

The console war has a new scenario, and it is none other than the cloud . After decades in which gamers have debated between SEGA or Nintendo and PlayStation or Xbox, everything points to Microsoft, Google and Nvidia wanting to do away with dedicated hardware once and for all and for us to run our video games on their servers via streaming. The new novelty in this market is the arrival of streaming in 4K to all GeForce Now subscribers , thus equaling Stadia‘s bet and placing itself above Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming.

GeForce Now adds Ultra HD on Windows and macOS

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The battle between streaming video game services is served. Google Stadia doesn’t seem to be taking off yet, but Nvidia and Microsoft are taking this market very seriously. This week, Microsoft has brought Fortnite back to life by bringing the title to Xbox Cloud Gaming for free on iPhone and iPad. Nvidia for its part has countered by increasing the quality of its GeForce Now service up to 4K resolution.

Until now, if you wanted to play GeForce Now in 4K resolution, you had to use an Nvidia Shield TV device. With that dongle, the company assured us that we would have a cloud gaming experience similar to playing with an Nvidia RTX 3080 at home. The rest of the subscribers to this service had to settle for Full HD resolution until now. Nvidia has updated its native applications for Windows and Mac and now they allow you to play at 4K and 60 FPS on any Windows computer and also with the new Apple laptops with M1 family chips.

Of course, this quality will only be available in native apps, that is, if we use the official Nvidia launcher . The browser version of GeForce Now will continue to be limited to 1080p as before. Obviously, to be able to enjoy this, you will need a 4K monitor, just as you will have to pay for the GeForce Now RTX 3080 level subscription, which is worth about 19.99 euros per month or 99.99 euros if we get a membership of 6 months, which is equivalent to paying about 16.67 euros each month. Also, with this level, you can play for a maximum of 8 hours a day with a maximum framerate of 120 FPS as long as our device supports this feature.

Increase the family of mobiles compatible with the game at 120 FPS

Nvidia has also announced a list of phones that will support gaming at 1080 and 120 Hz . The most benefited are those of Samsung , including the Samsung Galaxy S22, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3. These models are added to those that were already compatible with this function: the Galaxy S21, the Galaxy S20 FE and the Galaxy Note 20.

On the other hand, this is also good news for OnePlus 9 Pro owners, who will also be able to enjoy cloud gaming at 120 FPS. This model joins the non-Samsung phones that were already supported: the Asus ROG 5 and the Google Pixel 6 Pro.