First Full-HD, 60 Frames per Second Game-Streaming Service Will Ruin You Forever

by Brian Burke

It happened the first time I watched Monday Night Football on HDTV. A whole new world opened for me. After that, it was almost impossible to watch a game at standard definition.

I just had a similar experience with the latest version of our NVIDIA GRID game-streaming service. It let me play Ultra Street Fighter 4 streamed at full high-definition at 60 frames per second, or 1080p60. It was tough to go back to 720p60. The difference was huge.

Now, you can experience the difference for yourself. With today’s public release of a new SHIELD Hub beta, GRID becomes the first game-streaming service that can instantly stream games at 1080p60. And GRID is available only on SHIELD.

When NVIDIA’s Brian Burke experienced Ultra Street Fighter 4, in 1080p at 60 frames per second, he was hooked.
When NVIDIA’s Brian Burke experienced Ultra Street Fighter 4, in 1080p at 60 frames per second, he was hooked.

Movie services are already streaming at 1080p. But streaming a video game is harder because of the interactivity required for games.

Most people don’t mind when you press “play” to watch a movie and it takes a little time to buffer and start. But you can’t buffer gameplay. Streaming games requires the response time from button press to screen action to be in milliseconds. We’ve spent years perfecting cloud gaming. As a result, we’re now the first company to stream games at 1080p60.

You can access the new SHIELD Hub beta by following these instructions. Or just wait a little bit for the official release, which we expect to roll out near the end of May, on the SHIELD Hub app available from Google Play.

More than 35 games in the GRID game library now support 1080p60. They include Batman: Arkham Origins, Devil May Cry 4 and Dirt 3 Complete Edition, which was just released on GRID.

And, we’re bringing two new data centers online. One, covering the southwestern United States, is live now. The second will start providing service in Central Europe later this month. More data centers translate into lower latency and a better streaming experience in these regions.

NVIDIA now has six data centers offering GRID to SHIELD customers in 20 countries.

We invite you to try game streaming at 1080p60 for yourself. But I have to warn you. It will be hard to go back.

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  • Wizard of Odyssey

    Can we get some Star Wars games on here?

  • ChidoriSnake

    Here, here. I want a 1080p KOTOR game

  • Brian Burke


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  • Wizard of Odyssey

    Well make it happen!

    Until then, I will attempt to stream SWTOR from my home PC using Splashtop …

  • Martin Sundhaug

    Why not use Nvidia GameStream?

  • Brian Burke

    GameStream is from your PC. This is from the cloud.

  • Joseph Snodgrass

    It’s called install the game load the game that’s what I will keep doing shield doesn’t excite me

  • James

    I wonder what my data usage will be after 1 hour of gameplay. 60fps video over internet especially at 1080p is like really large in terms of data usage.

  • Zubair Khan

    Yes I also play this game and my experience is same about this game. It is good game and loading time is reasonable.

    ben ten games

  • Tobias Lindgren

    Still waiting for Nvidia Shadowplay to stream 1080p 60fps to Twitch..

  • Martin Sundhaug

    I was replying to Wizard of Odyssey, who was talking about streaming from their home PC using Splashtop, of which GameStream is a competitor, from cloud however, Grid is the solution

  • Abhinandan Jain

    Problem in graphic chip he force 6150 in HP tx1003au if hang shut down direct no other source to open your laptop.due to black screen.why nvidia not issue another chip inlieu of call back previous faulty chip.Or add extra drivers to run without interpution.Issue compatible new chip set for hptx1003au similar post ion for another fix the same chip .Or another bios for the same as window vista home premium sp1&sp2.this the question on the reputation of the company. One don’t know while working .when it become black screen.

  • Brian Burke

    If you email details to I can put you n touch with customer care.

  • Brian Burke

    I’ll pass along the request to the team. thanks for the feedback.

  • Brian Burke

    good point! GameStream works well for that! Do you use it?

  • SusanaAIkard

    ✔✌✔$77 /hr on the computer@md23//


  • naughty90s

    Will it ever be available for OS X / Windows? I don’t want a console, I want my mouse and keyboard

  • Veteran

    when is the shield coming out the new one? this summer? i cant wait any longer 🙁

  • Martin Sundhaug

    From time to time yes, other times I use Grid

  • John Stewart

    I would guess around 6-10GB based on streaming 1080@24 with netflix is quoted at 3GB per hour. Depending on how efficient their compression is. It may be even less usage, i would think to claim 1080@60 over the wan when most people have sub 100mb connections it must be pretty amazing.