Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you… The next generation of cloud gaming. Bask in the glory that is the GeForce NOW Superpod.
Huge announcements out of Nvidia GeForce NOW today folks, do not adjust your set’s, get your comfy slippers on and prepare to be amazed. The brand spanking new GeForce NOW Superpod is the most powerful gaming supercomputer ever built and is the first to bring Ampere to the cloud. Boasting a whopping 39,200 Teraflops, 11.4 million Cuda Cores & 8960 CPU Cores. Nvidia has literally gone and doubled everything up for us. Double CPU Cores, Doubled the D-Ram, D-Ram Bandwidth, SSD Bandwidth and tripled the GPU specs.
So what does that mean for us? Well, with the new Superpod comes a brand new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership. Each member will have access to a dedicated ampere GPU meaning each will have their own dedicated RTX 3080 gaming rig. The most powerful gaming rig available in the cloud.
RTX 3080 members will boast an Ampere GPU with 35 Teraflops, 28GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, a PCI-Gen4 superfast SSD and will be able to game in up to 1440P resolution at 120 frames per second. GFN are the first cloud service to offer 2860 by 1440 at 120 FPS.
As you see from the picture below, GFN is boasting a 70 times performance upgrade from your average Steam Laptop, 13 times upgrade from Apple’s M1 MacBook Air and 7 times performance upgrade from the average Steam desktop user. All of this comes with incredibly low latency as well. The GFN 3080 rig boasts under 60 milliseconds compared to their 2080 rigs at 81.
All of this means you can turn any device you own into a powerful RTX 3080 gaming rig. You’ll be able to play at 120 FPS on mobile devices that support next-gen 120-hertz displays. Not only that but Shield users are getting an upgrade too, native 4K support with HDR and 7.1 surround sound is coming your way.
The team behind the development of the GeForce now Superpod brought in pro gamers to test out the new hardware and it’s safe to say they were impressed. Their aim is for us gamers to not be able to tell the difference between cloud gaming and local. All of this hard work and dedication show’s us just how committed to cloud gaming Nvidia are and long may it continue.
How much will this cost I hear you ask? Well, you will have to part with 99 dollars and 99 cents every 6 months and that’s the same in Euro’s or 89 pounds and 99 pennies. This will give you an RTX 3080 rig with RTX on. An extended 8-hour session length, up from the priority members current 6. Up to 1440p at 120 FPS plus native 4K, HDR and 7.1 on your Shield TV.