Nvidia's GeForce Now Will Get An RTX 3080 Tier

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Nvidia is adding a new RTX 3080 tier to its GeForce Now game streaming, which will offer subscribers access to what the company says is “the most powerful gaming supercomputer ever built,” The Verge reports. The new tier is set to be up and running by the end of the year, with Founders and Priority level subscribers being offered first access to the 3080 option.

The new service will be a step up in price from the existing $10 a month Priority tier, with the 3080 service offered as a six-month membership for $99.99, around $17 per month. The new tier will offer performance that doesn’t currently exist in other game streaming services, however, with Nvidia also promising a dramatic reduction in latency.

The RTX 3080 service doesn’t actually use RTX 3080 graphics cards, rather the data centers will make use of chips with equivalent performance that were designed to fit into a server. The new tier will allow streaming at up to 1440p with 120fps on PC and Mac. A 4K 60fps option is also available, but initially will only be offered for Nvidia’s first-party Shield TV device, as not all streaming devices will handle h.265 decoding. The plan seems to be for Nvidia to eventually expand 4K options to other devices, however.

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