Nvidia launched its next-generation cloud gaming platform with a GeForce RTX 3080 powered GeForce Now and what equates to a supercomputer membership tier dedicated to gamers.
While cloud gaming doesn't impact business directly, Nvidia's work highlights how far game streaming has come. GeForce Now's advances also apply to virtual desktop infrastructure and streaming high performance applications to remote workers.
Nvidia also launched a new premium tier for gamers who want the horsepower. Nvidia's upgrade to GeForce Now is powered by what the company calls a SuperPOD, which has more than 1,000 GPUs delivering more than 39 petaflops of graphics horsepower. Each instance of GeForce Now SuperPOD has 35 teraflops of performance for a six-month membership going for 99.99 EUR.
Andrew Fear, senior product manager for Nvidia GeForce NOW, said the cloud gaming service has more than 12 million members supported with more than 30 data centers around the world. Fear outlined how Nvidia sped up the service with Mellanox technology as well as its Ampere processors. "Gamers deserve a supercomputer too," said Fear.
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