Bring 120FPS Features, Here's Everything You Need to Know from GeForce NOW

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GeForce NOW

About 2 years ago, NVIDIA launched a very interesting cloud gaming platform called GeForce NOW. Well, here UP Station will share some things you need to know about the GeForce NOW in 2022. What makes it special compared to other platforms?



What is NVIDIA GeForce NOW?

GeForce NOW is NVIDIA's answer to cloud gaming . Unlike the Stadia platform, users don't need to buy games or limit themselves to just one game library.


Instead, players can stream their PC games on different storefronts, such as Steam, Epic Games Store, and Uplay. 


As these games are streamed via NVIDIA services, it means that players can try advanced graphics features like 4K HDR or ray-tracing on lower platforms.



Devices that support NVIDIA GeForce NOW

GeForce NOW is compatible with PC, Mac, Android, and iOS (via Safari browser ). On PC and Mac, your device must meet certain requirements, or you can have an NVIDIA Shield TV which guarantees compatibility. 


If you're not sure if your device has enough power to run it, check the full list of GeForce Now compatible devices on the official website. 


While regarding the required internet bandwidth , users don't need great speeds to connect to NVIDIA data centers. However, you will need a connection that is fast enough to stream at the most optimal settings. 


According to NVIDIA's official website, the bandwidth requirements for streaming games on GeForce Now are as follows:

  • 10 Mbps– Required broadband connection speed
  • 20 Mbps – Recommended for 720p 60FPS
  • 50 Mbps – Recommended for 1080p 60FPS
  • 60ms ping time to any of the six NVIDIA data centers worldwide



Is NVIDIA GeForce NOW Free?

The answer is yes. More precisely it has several options. So far, NVIDIA offers 3, including:


Free Allows users to play any of the games compatible with the most basic configuration . Tier Free has a one hour time limit, and during peak hours you may have to wait for a slot to become available on the GeForce NOW servers.


Priority Tier Priority is priced at $8.99 per month or $49.99 for six months. The duration of your playing session is extended to six hours. It also allows customers to access most of its games in 1080p display at 60FPS.


The RTX 3080 Tier RTX 3080 is priced at $19.99 per month or $99.99 for six months. Sessions are extended to eight hours. This allows games to run smoothly at 1440p at 120FPS.


If you only use GeForce NOW to play casual games , the Free tier is the best choice. However, if you're going to use GeForce NOW as your primary gaming tool , upgrading to the RTX 3080 package will be very satisfying. Especially if you have an internet connection and other hardware that can support it.




What games are there?

The short answer is that most PC games exist today. As previously mentioned GeForce NOW supports a wide variety of games via Steam, Uplay, and other PC  launchers .


This is how GeForce NOW allows its users to access games , where it can play titles that users already have in their respective game libraries .


The latest games added to GeForce NOW recently include the following 10 titles: Hell Pie, Endling – Extraction Is Forever, Hazel Sky, Panzer Arena: Prologue, TombStar, Curious Expedition 2, Darksiders Genesis, Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue, Wildemyth , and Outward Definitive Edition.


While game titles are currently popular on the platform, including: Outriders, Dead by Daylight , World of Tanks, Dauntless, Fortnite, Warframe , Control, and Assassin's Creed: Valhalla .



Gamepad

For those of you who use it on a PC, you won't be confused about it, because any gamepad that is compatible with your PC will definitely work. While for Android users, you only have a few options. Some of these include:

  • Razer Junglecat
  • Razer Kishi
  • SHIELD controller
  • Razer Raiju Mobile
  • SteelSeries XL
  • SteelSeries Stratus Duo
  • Dual Shock 4
  • Xbox 360 and Xbox One controller



Support 120FPS games

NVIDIA GeForce NOW now supports 120FPS game streaming across Android devices with high refresh rate displays .


This 120FPS streaming feature was initially only available on selected Android devices, such as Samsung, Google, OnePlus, Xiaomi, and ASUS brands.


However, it is now accessible to all existing Android devices, provided they have the appropriate specs . That will certainly make the RTX 3080 subscription package even more tempting.


Unfortunately, there is no sign that this 120FPS feature will be making its way to Apple devices. Considering Apple's App Store policy rules , its users to this day can only access GeForce NOW via a browser . This can be a hindrance to the development of GeForce NOW on these devices.


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Those are some things you need to know about NVIDIA GeForce NOW in 2022. Maybe this is not the main choice for gamers when considering the fact that the paid plans are quite expensive. However, this will be very useful for free plan voters who rely on their smartphones to relax.


To this day, the GeForce NOW service continues to be updated and continues to add new compatible games to its game list. It might be interesting if NVIDIA teamed up with Valve and brought GeForce NOW on its flagship Steam Deck. Have you tried GeForce NOW?

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