Nvidia claims GeForce Grid processor will make game streaming "as common as renting a movie online"

It intends to improve current cloud gaming services by using one big server powered with GPU acceleration based on Nvidia's Kepler technology that can handle multiple game instances. This, Digital Foundry's Rich Leadbetter explains, would amount to a "big advance".

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NYC_Gamer2254d ago

Peoples internet connections could be the main problem

ChickeyCantor2254d ago (Edited 2254d ago )

It's mostly the serverside and the speed of compression.

Sending raw image data is ridiculous.
about 3 bytes per pixel.
2073600 * 3 = 6220800 byte = 5.93 Megabyte PER FRAME.

So the serverside needs to be computing graphics fast.
Then it needs to compress the image on the fly and send it over to you. Again this needs to be done either 30fps or 60fps

So I can imagine their new cards do both of this on the fly easily ( and of course most games don't even run high settings )

Pandamobile2254d ago

5 Mbps is all you need for Onlive at 720p 30 FPS. You'd need about a 12-15 Mbps connection for 1080p video transfer which isn't that uncommon in 2012.

Only real issue at the moment is bandwidth.

Baka-akaB2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

I agree but it needs to be more than "uncommon" to be viable , it needs to be mainstream and widespread .

And at least for now , it still doesnt satisfy the input lag requirements of a few genre specific games . Neither do usually regular online gaming mind you , so it's hardly impossible , in some near future

GraveLord2253d ago

I just upgraded my internet connection to 3mbps, yet I still can't even stream a demo with Gaikai.

I couldn't upgrade my speed any further even if I wanted to.

CobraUnit2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

3mbps? Damn that sucks.

R6ex2253d ago

I'm on 100Mbps with fibre-optics, yet can't run Gaikai demo. :(

Is it because I'm in Asia?

kmanmx2253d ago

It is an issue but one which is rapidly changing. If you live in the city in the UK you are fine, you can get 40, 50, even 100Mbps service and 10ms ping or less. In the countryside you get 2Mbps service, and 50ms ping which is fine for online games but NOT services like Gaikai and OnLive.

However, our government has created BDUK (Broadband Delivery UK) and issued money grants to local authorities. With my local authorities grant, they said they can get 30Mbps broadband to atleast 90% of households by 2015.. and most local authorities in the UK are claiming the same thing.

So for the UK atleast, it is going to change soon. Many other european and asian countries are already like this anyway. Australia has its $40Bn fiber rollout too.

In 5 years time a lot of people won't even think about this as a problem. The real problem is data caps. Some frequent onlive users are using 100's of GB's a month.

2pacalypsenow2253d ago

I have On live and all i have to say is NO THANKS i don't want play my games with youtube like quality

neogeo2253d ago

I'm sick of hearing about bandwidth. I have moved 6 times in 2 years all over America and never find anything slower then 5 megs. even in the sticks. I'm not saying everything is fast but millions and millions of people have fast net. I had 50 megs in Delaware and here in FL there are just upgrading to 100megs.

KiLLeRCLaM2253d ago

damn I had 100megs in Sweden like 4 years ago :D

Saladfax2253d ago

Please don't rub it in; the broadband situation in the US is already too depressing =(

KiLLeRCLaM2253d ago

I'm beginning to think that the next gen consoles will be the last ones..

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