Nvidia Game Stream and GRID tested – Is streaming gaming the future?




Fanatical PC gaming is an expensive hobby, because before you know it the hardware in your body is tired and you can not play with all the pomp and circumstance of the latest games. That means often upgrade or settle for less fancy graphics. A console is in that respect a lot easier, because you know that you can play all throughout the lifecycle of the device.

There is a third option to always carefree gaming: streaming. The game is then run on a server farm and the images stream sent to the user. Such a system is not without snags. It is important of course that there is a swift connection used and the latency is low, otherwise the whole game experience in the water. That will partly have contributed there that streaming gaming in recent years, yet the scale is widespread.

Therefore, different manufacturers first started streaming indoors. Steam for example, or software from Nvidia, you can run a game on your PC and then stream images to another PC or a tablet. Also PS4 games can be streamed since a while.

Nvidia used both forms of streaming to boost sales of its tablet Shield, because who buy one, can stream free games from the cloud to the summer of 2015. Additionally, you can then stream games from your own gaming PC and of course you can also just run Android games on the tablet. A trio of game options so.

We received an Nvidia Shield and Shield Tablet Controller to see how it all fits together. In this article we focus primarily on the different ways in which you can stream games and how well it comes out of the paint. Our experience with the tablet itself and the controller can be in a separate review read.


In: Technology & Gadgets Asked By: [15446 Red Star Level]

Answer this Question

You must be Logged In to post an Answer.

Not a member yet? Sign Up Now »