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Nvidia has extended its GeForce Now cloud gaming service to PC. Prior to now, the service has been available only to Shield TV set-top box owners.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said in a keynote speech at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas, that the service will be available for a $25 monthly subscription fee for 20 hours of streamed content.
With GeForce Now, Nvidia offloads the processing of games from a computer in your home to its data centers. It has upgraded the data centers with its latest Pascal graphics technology, and that enables it to process a game in the cloud and send it over broadband connections to your PC.
That means you don’t need a really powerful PC to play the most demanding PC games. You could, for instance, play the high-end graphics of Tomb Raider on a laptop. It will even run on a Mac.
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Huang showed that happening live during his keynotes speech.