nVidia’s cloud GPU

Posted May 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm in Threads > Apps & Games

Is nVidia’s new cloud GPU the answer to quality mobile games? Onlive is great, but the few times I’ve used it on a mobile (cell and tablet), there is lag and inconsistent graphics due to bitrate changes.

Will this technology, coupled with Tegra mobile processors, allow the best mobile gaming experience? Maybe beyond gaming to full-blown CAD and 3D rendering?

Will Steam jump on the cloud-gaming bandwagon!!?

Please comment with your thoughts.

EDIT: With powerful mobile GPUs and even more powerful cloud GPUs, would they be able to create a hybrid (a la HybridPower from a few years ago) to balance battery and visual integrity?

  • mikeymop

    I nVidia can pull this move off. I’d love to play Crytek engine games on my tablet just like I do on my Gaming PC. Maybe I can sell my gaming pc and enjoy the experience on a shiny new Ultrabook that I’ve been clamoring for.

    LTE will certainly help this, however tiered data would probably tie me to wifi

  • ralphwiggum1

    One of the benefits nVidia showed about their technology (GeForce Grid) was the lag was similar to a console + TV, which is much better than OnLive’s current tech.

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/cloud-gaming-benefits.html

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Have you tried out Gaikai on Facebook yet? I found the lag was not that bad over WiFi. Playing over a 3G network might be bad, but LTE has pretty good latency depending on your location.

      • ralphwiggum1

        I had tried Gaikai out a few months ago; their Facebook page seems very similar (maybe new tech in the background?). Both Gaikai and OnLive perform well for me, but I’m sitting on a desktop using a fast university connection.

        I did have problems with OnLive on a Droid X2 with my home Wi-Fi, but that thing keeps going down due to bad signal so I think my ping is pretty bad.

  • Yonas

    i introduced Gaikai to my friends in college,and they are all playing those games on their work computers,it feels good kicking admin rights in the face,hope they develop it more !