So, i got an email from nvidia saying something about GeForce Now.
At first i thought "this is gonna crash and burn like stadia" and i gave it a try waiting for screen tearing, input lag or loss of connection, but the service was solid.
The process was pretty straightforward:

  1. install the client
  2. select the game you already own (from a list of supported games) or a F2P game
  3. wait your turn in the queue
  4. login into the store associated with the game (Steam, Epic, Origin, uPlay or Battle.net)
  5. play (as the game is already installed)

In the past I tried to play Mafia III on my 960m at 1080p with all settings on low and failed with 15fps or less.
Now with GFN i was able to play at 1080p on ultra with solid 60fps, with no input lag at all (thanks to my gigabit internet).

The downside is that you can only play selected games (probably due to regional laws and rating stuff).

What do you think? Is this the future of gaming?

GeForce Now website

A small giveaway → Clicky


My speedtest looks like this

SERVER PING DOWNLOAD UPLOAD
Frankfurt 30 ms 600 Mbps 450 Mbps
Amsterdam 35 ms 460 Mbps 410 Mbps
Stockholm 55 ms 475 Mbps 400 Mbps

There are 2 plans:

  • the free plan (the one i use)
  • the paid plan ($5 / mo)

The free plan lets you play for an hour / session, you need to wait in the queue to be able to play and you don't have RTX.
The paid plan removes those restrictions.

1 week ago*

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Do you have games in your Steam library that you want to play, but you can't due to hardware limitations?

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but has a 3 month trial since some days ago, use it

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Seriously, your 960 can't run Mafia III?
edit: oh, it's a laptop... even my old 560 Ti (I have a 760 GTX now) is better than that in some aspects XD ... you need an upgrade, right?

misses the days of installing games from disc

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not at 1080p; at a lower res i can run it fine, but i can also count the pixels

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You have me curious as to how well my system would run it then :)

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i mostly use the rx 580 8gb, but i did try mafia 3 on a 960 2gb and it had trouble with stutter, still playable at 1080p at around 30fps but yeah...960m is even less than that

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game is a trash :) no optimize they just left it when it published some time i tried to get 60 fps while it was locked to 30 fps
however even with my 970 i couldnt run it in 1080 some games are just wrecked

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that's weird i ran it perfectly fine with my 970 on 1080p

6 days ago
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it was when the game first published without dlc or patch :) after bunch of dlc it didnt get much better :) didint like the game dissapointed me .. mafia 2 was another world for me . waited for long for 3 ..just dissapointed

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I'm active on EA Answers HQ and there has been a surge many players complains that when they play Apex Legends through GeForce Now they get this message "Too many computers have accessed this account's version of.."

I'm curious if Denuvo protected games would have a similar issue on GFN

1 week ago
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I'm sure most multi-player games will have this issue. I don't think this service is really designed around MP gaming (plus, think of the latency when playing multiplayer games this way)

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In Egypt GFN is not supported and generally speaking we don't have good enough internet infrastructure for cloud gaming services.

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A lot of these sort of services aren't available here either.

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I'm sure most multi-player games will have this issue.

How so? You play with your own Steam/Origin/whatever account. So that's not it. You think it's an IP issue?

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With your account but not really on your computer so maybe it is IP and MAC Address problem?

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Could be. I can't think of any other reason.

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I played Devil May Cry 5 on it for 100+ hours while it still had denuvo. Didn't have many problems. Though, i think you can't play it on gfn anymore. At least last time i checked it was unsupported.
Also blizzard has banned ppl for using cloud gaming in their games, they even had it in their tos. They're against cloud gaming for some unknown for me reason.

6 days ago
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I played some Destiny 2 on it. Real handy when I'm stuck with my laptop, but I prefer the native experience.

Also, why blacklist me, bruh? :(

1 week ago
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Probably for that giveaway you did a couple of months ago.

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Or because other stuff that i am not allowed to say because it would be counted as calling out....

4 days ago
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INTERNET REQUIREMENTS

GeForce NOW requires at least 15Mbps for 720p at 60fps and 25Mbps for 1080p at 60fps.
You’ll need to use a hardwired Ethernet connection or 5GHz wireless router.

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5 Ghz is recommended but not compulsory, I played few hours with a 2.4 GHz connection, without much issue

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That's good to know. My hardware is fine but my internet is incredibly flaky. Thanks for the heads-up

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Used the beta for a year or so. Works great if you have a good connection 👍 The client was a bit janky in the past. But I love that you can use your steam library, so one is not forced to buy everything all over again.

Hm.. apparently I am blacklisted. What horrible situation caused this anomaly?

1 week ago
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i have no idea, off the bl with you

6 days ago
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Happy Leon 😄

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6 days ago
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The reliability is the same as Stadia's beta. You may have a good stable connection now, but when more people use it, it will get worse.

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GFN beta has been pretty nice (only played Dying Light). But it did stutter occasionally, or introduced artifacting to keep the stream up. Stadia has been pretty stable by comparison (not perfect, but close), but I need to run it from the Chromecast since my PC is so old it can't keep up with the video decoding if I try to just play via the Chrome browser.

Mostly, it's just neat that game streaming is definitely a reality now. And competition is a good thing.

(Also, Shadow is pretty damn stable too, so far, and I like that I'm not just restricted to games. More setup finicky-ness though.)

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first games as a service was the new buzzword and now it's cloud gaming.
and i'm sure the next scam is waiting just around the corner already.

there is only one way to play a game the right way.
stay glorious!

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6 days ago
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release your own game and conquer everyone
or even better: release your own game store

5 days ago
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I have used the site to to play dirt 2 the quality was switching between great and very poor, so you didn't see anything on the screen all the time. I am using the 50k(50Mbps ) connection with 5Ghz router

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With what kind of intputdevice are you playing?

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mouse + keyboard
sometimes i use a controller

6 days ago
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i use this service for 5 months. very good for me. played a lot of hours on witcher 3, dark souls 3, sekiro and many others

1 week ago
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I bought a Nvidia Shield TV a week ago. Might check this out... Seems to work perfectly. Dont have a controller to use though.

6 days ago
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i tried it myself and its pretty good, i could ran ac origins and the surge 2 at max with this program; this is well worth it for people who dont want to upgrade their system now

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Paid plan gets you 6hour sessions, not unlimited.

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Founders members receive extended session lengths, each lasting up to six hours. After the current session expires, you will move to the front of the queue for fast access to resume your gaming. There is no limit to how many times you can start a new session in a day.

Good enough :)

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I am probably going to give it a try, I have a decent (but old rig) and am planning to upgrade in summer. If this actually worked well, I might end up using it instead. Thanks for the giveaway!

6 days ago
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Looks interesting, may install later, have a bump for the GA

6 days ago
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I received invite long ago but sadly my internet not even close enough to run it :/

I have 960m as well, and games run better on my computer...

6 days ago
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Future of gaming? Maybe. If you live in a big city and if you have gigabit internet.
I live in a small town and all we've got here is a 7mbps/512kbps wireless internet connection. So, no.

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Times are changing...

Starlink 👍

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I tested the beta quite a while ago. And it is the best streaming service I have seen so far. Works pretty well and let's me use the games I already have. I have no real use for a streaming service, but if I had to pick one it would be GFN.

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It comes in handy

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This needs a massive internet connexion

6 days ago
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Nope. Standard 50/100 Mbps is enough.

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Last year I was stuck with a gt640 and GFN saved me. I played like 200+ hours, Division 1 and Destiny 2 a lot. I am from easter EU and I noticed when the USA peak hours kicked in GFN throttled the quality of my stream to unplayable (occured to many people regardless of internet speed). Happened every night since summer at 9 pm. So it seems like USA is their target audience.
Earlier last year I could run basically every game on the maximum settings with GFN with stable 60 fps, but when some change came at summer they changed hardwares I guess and I could no longer play games on highest or even high settings.

So I recommend it for people who have low specs but good connection, or for people who are datacapped since you don't have to download large gigabytes of games to your pc. But if you have a high-end pc and you are not datacapped then it's not something you would ever need.

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If your datacapped, you don't want to be streaming games. Minimum GeForce Now uses is something like 4-10 gigabytes an hour (depending on connection speed). For most games you'd be better off just downloading it and playing as much as you want. Streaming games eats up bandwidth like nothing else.

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So far for me it's "Nvidia GeForce Later"

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awesome experience if you are somewhere else and have a good internet connection but at home i have terrible internet and it didnt work so good.

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