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Submitted by GamingPerson 864d ago | news

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". (NVIDIA, PC)

NYC_Gamer  +   864d ago
Peoples internet connections could be the main problem
ChickeyCantor  +   864d ago
It's mostly the serverside and the speed of compression.

Sending raw image data is ridiculous.
about 3 bytes per pixel.
1080x1920:
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 )
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Pandamobile  +   864d 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-akaB  +   864d 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
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GraveLord  +   864d ago
Yup.
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.
CobraUnit  +   864d ago
3mbps? Damn that sucks.
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SneeringImperialist  +   864d ago
Lol @3mbps
R6ex  +   864d ago
I'm on 100Mbps with fibre-optics, yet can't run Gaikai demo. :(

Is it because I'm in Asia?
kmanmx  +   864d 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.
2pacalypsenow  +   864d 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
neogeo  +   864d 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.
KiLLeRCLaM  +   864d ago
damn I had 100megs in Sweden like 4 years ago :D
Saladfax  +   864d ago
Please don't rub it in; the broadband situation in the US is already too depressing =(
KiLLeRCLaM  +   864d ago
I'm beginning to think that the next gen consoles will be the last ones..
KiLLeRCLaM  +   864d ago
<3 Nvidia - They rock!!
TooTall19  +   864d ago
I like OnLive's design, but there are things that need to be improved. I wouldn't mind the compressed video if they were running games that only a very high end PC could run.
neogeo  +   863d ago
I had the very early onlive beta invite. At that time you could launch Crysis and go into the game setting and crank up the specs to max or whatever you wanted. I liked that, but then they removed it and now all games are locked to mediam settings witch are about the same as ps3/360. Add in the compression and it's lower.
BitbyDeath  +   864d ago
Is renting a movie online common?
I don't know anyone that has ever done it before.
josephayal  +   864d ago
For $60? Yea right
R6ex  +   864d ago
Glad we don't have to waste money on expensive hardware anymore. :)

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