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Welcome back to GeForce Now Thursday! This week brings some of this year’s most exciting cloud gaming news in the form of some warp speed upgrades
coming very soon. Read on to find out!
This week, we’re happy to report a GFN upgrade that is absolutely out of this world. With an all-new membership tier, Nvidia has announced its new streaming
supercomputer monster; the GeForce Now SuperPOD. These new behemoths are kitted with RTX 3080 GPU’s and AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO CPU’s.
If the technical jargon isn’t your thing, what we’re trying to say is they’re fast, and they’re powerful. If you use a PC or a Mac, this means 1440p resolution at a
lightning-fast 120 frames per second (dependent on your monitor, of course). For SHIELD TV users, this means a shining 4K HDR at a smooth 60 FPS.
We aren’t forgetting mobile users here either. If you’re rocking a compatible Android device that has 120hz, you’ll also be able to gain access to 120 FPS
gameplay with the help of the new hardware. For every platform, it means ultra-low latency and much faster game rendering and 8-hour long playing sessions.
New Tier, New Power
With this new upgrade comes a new membership tier; the aptly-named RTX 3080 tier. Including all the new upgrades, the new tier is available for preorder now for Founders and Priority members at the price of $99.99/£89.99/€99.99 for 6 months (Founders are eligible to a 10% discount to this price). The preorder
window will open next week for all gamers.
If you are a Founder or Priority member, you can preorder by going into your account, clicking “Manage” and then selecting the “Preorder” menu. Payment
will be taken when the new service is available, which as it stands will be November for North America, December for Western Europe and at a later date
in GeForce Now Alliance regions. Information will be sent out as and when per region nearer the time.
Whilst that price tag may seem high, the cost of the CPU and GPU alone comes to nearly £2000*, not including the motherboard, RAM, PSU and other parts
needed to run a machine with that much power. This makes it a good offer for those wanting top-of-the-line performance without the huge cost of physical
Updates Big and Small
As if today’s news wasn’t enough, version 2.0.34 of the GFN client brings with it beta support for Microsoft Edge on PC, just in case Chrome isn’t your thing. It
also packs a new Adaptive Sync update, synchronising frame rendering to the local display to ensure a smooth and lower-latency experience.