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GeForce NOW Announcements Recap – 4080 Time & No Price Increase

NVIDIA has announced that its GeForce NOW service will be upgrading to the RTX 4080 and will be exclusively available in the new Ultimate membership tier. The upgraded GeForce NOW RTX 4080 SuperPODs will provide more than 64 teraflops of graphics power to a single user, over five times that of an Xbox Series X and nearly 1.75 times more than previous-generation SuperPODs.

This upgrade will allow for a more powerful and immersive gaming experience for users. However, and it is good news, it’s worth noting that the pricing structure for the service will remain the same. Current GeForce NOW RTX 3080 members will be upgraded to Ultimate memberships and will be able to experience the full benefits of the RTX 4080 without any additional cost. This means that users will be able to take advantage of the improved graphics and performance without having to pay more for the service.

With the upgrade to the RTX 4080, NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service will be expanding its display support to include ultrawide screens and the ability to stream at 240 frames per second. The addition of ultrawide screen support means that users will be able to enjoy a wider field of view and a more immersive gaming experience. This is especially beneficial for games that involve a lot of horizontal movement or for those who want to take advantage of the larger screen real estate for multitasking while gaming.

The ability to stream at 240 frames per second is also a major benefit for gamers. Higher frame rates result in smoother and more responsive gameplay, which can be especially important in fast-paced or competitive games.

Portal RTX, the critically acclaimed and award-winning game reimagined with full ray tracing and higher frame rates with DLSS 3, will be available on NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW service later this week. Players with a GeForce NOW Ultimate membership will be able to stream the game from the cloud and experience it in all its ray-traced glory. In addition to Portal RTX, other highly anticipated games such as Atomic Heart, The Day Before, and Party Animals will also be coming to GeForce NOW in the near future.

In addition to its upgrade to the RTX 4080 and the expansion of its display support to include ultrawide screens and the ability to stream at 240 frames per second, NVIDIA has also announced that its GeForce NOW cloud gaming service will be coming to cars. Hyundai Motor Group, BYD, and Polestar will be the first automakers to offer the service in their vehicles. This new offering will allow front-seat occupants to stream games while parked and passengers to play games in the back seat if screens are available, providing an entertaining and immersive gaming experience while on the go.

These were great announcements for GeForce NOW and I think it is important to recognize there is no price increase coming for existing users. It seems we are not too far off the money with our article on what we want out of GeForce NOW in 2023.

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