Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is coming to Nintendo Switch. Why is that interesting for the PCGamesN hardware team? Because Nintendo aren't utilising the Nvidia Tegra GPU within the Switch itself, they’re streaming it from PCs up in the cloud. Instead of relying on the Maxwell-based Tegra X1 GPU within the switch, Capcom are instead utilising Nvidia-powered PCs in the cloud to stream Resident Evil 7 directly to your Switch device. That means you’ll only need roughly 45MB of space, a decent internet connection to play, and live in Japan (sorry). The Tegra X1 features an ARMv8 quad-core 64-bit chip for processing, a Maxwell-based GPU that features 256 CUDA cores, and supports HEVC and VP9 encoding, so the Nvidia GPU will deal with decoding the video from the servers in the cloud down to the Switch. Local, streaming… whatever your setup, one of the best gaming monitors won’t go amiss. Nvidia already offer their own game streaming service, GeForce Now, which allows … [Read more...] about Resident Evil 7 for Nintendo Switch is the PC version streamed from the cloud
Nvidia shield android tv
Nintendo's Switch has carved out a sizeable share of the gaming market by offering something genuinely unique - a state-of-the-art handheld that also doubles up as a decent home console. Despite a spec disadvantage in terms of pure performance, it's been a genuine pleasure to chart the progress of the console. When we first saw it way back in January 2017, it was easy to dismiss it as a portable Wii U. Now we know it's much, much more - and its success begs the question: could Sony or Microsoft follow suit with console hybrids of their own?Well, if we're talking about complete compatibility with the existing PS4/Xbox One software, the answer is fairly straightforward - it's much easier to scale up a mobile device to run on a living room flatpanel than it is to take a traditional console and scale it down to run on the go. And in actual fact, this 'mobile first' strategy isn't exactly exclusive to Nintendo - the Maxwell technology on which the Tegra X1 is based was built from the ground … [Read more...] about In Theory: Could Sony produce a PS4 Switch-style console hybrid?
Shadow is a streaming service that grants you access to a full-on, high-end Windows 10 PC in the cloud. This means that you can stream PC games from a gaming rig located on a remote server to any cruddy old computer you have lying around. While this might sound a little like the now defunct OnLive service, OnLive was marred by issues like heavy compression, latency, and poor game selection. Shadow, developed by the Blade Group, has largely mitigated most of these problems. And since it streams a full-on desktop PC and not just a curated library of games, you could also use it to launch all your Steam games and for productivity tasks like video editing. In addition, you can stream it to numerous devices such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, MacBooks, and more. Shadow suggest that the PCs in its server farms are the equivalent to a $2,000 gaming PC. The monthly subscription service starts at $35 per month, and might be a compelling option given the current cost-prohibitive price of GPUs … [Read more...] about Can You Replace Gaming PCs With Shadow Cloud Gaming?
Nvidia has revealed a new range of ultra high-end, 65-inch gaming monitors designed for the living room, dubbed BFGDs - or Big Format Game Displays. Working initially in combination with Asus, Acer and HP, Nvidia's technology features a 4K panel operating at 120Hz with G-Sync technology, paired with HDR functionality with 1000 nits peak brightness and a DCI-P3 colour gamut. The firm is also promising low latency, with response more in line with cutting-edge PC monitors as opposed to the more laggy flat-panels typically found in more traditional 4K flat panel televisions. Further sweetening the deal is that Nvidia is integrating its Shield Android TV streamer into these monitors, meaning access to GeForce Now cloud gaming, all the major streaming video platforms (including Netflix and Amazon). With the utilisation of G-Sync, Nvidia promises that media - not just games - will automatically refresh at the source frequency, meaning that movies will switch the panel to 24Hz, for example … [Read more...] about Nvidia unveils Big Format Gaming Displays: 65-inch 120Hz G-Sync 4K monitors