With GeForce NOW a Billion Cheap PCs Can Now Taste Gaming Greatness, Too

Your underpowered PC can now pack the punch of high-performance GeForce GTX GPUs with GeForce NOW.

Starting today, the game-streaming service, which launched a successful beta last summer, is available as a free beta compatible with most Windows-based desktops and laptops.

GeForce NOW game-streaming service

NOW with Uplay PC Games

GeForce NOW can connect gamers to their library of games from many of the top digital stores — and starting today that includes Uplay PC, Ubisoft’s PC games portal.

“Ubisoft is excited that gamers playing acclaimed franchises such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege on Uplay PC can now enjoy outstanding play experiences on PCs and Macs thanks to NVIDIA’s futuristic GeForce NOW service, without needing a high-end PC,” said Chris Early, vice president of Partnerships and Revenue at Ubisoft. “NVIDIA is powering a high-quality experience that now streams a selection of Ubisoft’s top franchises.”

The New Way to Game

GeForce NOW gives gamers the freedom to enjoy high-performance PC gaming just about anywhere. It connects a wide range of Windows and macOS computers to supercomputers in the cloud, streaming 1080p graphics at up to 120 frames per second.

GeForce NOW chart

Since the heavy-lifting happens in NVIDIA’s data centers, you can play the latest PC blockbusters at max settings, with smooth frame rates, even on PCs with low performance integrated graphics.

Simply connect to your library of games from popular digital stores, like Uplay PC and Steam, and start playing. Free-to-play games can also be installed directly.

GeForce NOW gets you playing faster than ever, as the system maintenance tasks are handled for you. Patches and driver updates are installed automatically, and cloud saves are enabled for cross-platform play.

GeForce NOW receives regular updates, including service enhancements, new games and additional data centers, the 10th most recently opening in Amsterdam.

Availability

The service is currently available in pubic beta for Windows- and Mac-based desktops and laptops in most of North America and Europe. The GeForce NOW app has been localized in French and German, with local language support for many top and diverse gaming experiences including PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, Arma 3, Garry’s Mod, Fortnite, and more.

Fortnite Battle Royale on GeForce NOW

“It’s really fun to be able to play Paragon and Fortnite using NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service,” said Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games. “The games stream very smoothly, even on my Macbook Air, giving you the feeling you’re playing natively. Well done, NVIDIA!”

Due to overwhelming demand, there is currently a waitlist to give the beta a try. Get yourself on the list today to join the free beta for either PC or Mac – and transform your computer into a state-of-the-art gaming rig!

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  • Nzall

    How do you guys deal with the latency that’s inherent to networked graphics? It doesn’t really matter on non-interactive content, but I remember fractional-second delays being really annoying in games on platforms like OnLive.

  • Benoît Etienne

    i guess linux user can still wait another year or two….

  • Ty Brown

    The technology has gotten so much better over the years. I do have a perfectly capable gaming PC, but I plan to try the GeForce beta to look into latency. There’s a self-hosting service releasing later this month called Rainway (Used as an alternative to GameStream and Parsec), and they’re claiming extremely low latency. I watched a stream they put out and from their host in WV to their client in GA, they were getting between 2 and 5ms of latency at 1080p 12MBPS. Later on, they’ll have an optional paid service that does exactly what GeForce NOW does for those who can’t host their own machines.

  • Ty Brown

    You could sign up for the PC beta and try to run the client through Wine.