Use your SHIELD to stream games over NVIDIA GRID at 1080p

Subject: General Tech | May 12, 2015 - 02:40 PM |
Tagged: gaming, shield, nvidia, grid

Ryan and the crew have tested out NVIDIA's GRID, the cloud streaming service that lets you play games at 720p, as long as you have a 10 Mbps down connection on a network with a NVIDIA GameStream-ready 5 GHz Wi-Fi router and 60 ms or less ping time to a GRID server.  In testing Ryan did notice lag but he still found them playable once he mentally adjusted to the delay.

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Today NIVIDA announced an upgrade to the GRID service, 35 of the 50 games on the service can now stream at a full 1080p and 60fps including Batman: Arkham Origins, Devil May Cry 4 and Dirt 3 Complete Edition.  In order to properly enjoy the HD quality you will need a compatible router from the list linked to above and connection of at least a 30 Mbps down, with 50Mbps being recommended by NVIDIA for best results. 

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The new SHIELD Hub beta is available to SHIELD owners by following the link in NVIDIA's blog post here.  They also announced the addition of Bionic Commando to their library, playable at the new resolution.

Source: NVIDIA

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May 12, 2015 | 03:51 PM - Posted by funandjam

LOL - "...notice lag but he still found them playable once he mentally adjusted to the delay..."

From a gaming standpoint, this is simply just not what a gamer wants to hear. This "delay" is exactly the reason why I never tried Onlive because as it turns out, it pretty much sucked!

May 13, 2015 | 02:00 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Gee, wonder if that is why I specifically mentioned it instead of glossing it over.

May 13, 2015 | 04:12 PM - Posted by funandjam

So, instead of replying back with logic, information, and/or some examples to support your little dismissive line, you instead reply back with a condescending remark. That's not a way to win a reader over to your side.

May 13, 2015 | 09:26 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

What side I am supposed to be on?  I've never used the service nor do I have any interest in it personally.  However there are those who do use SHIELD so I made a news post informing those users that their service got an upgrade and to let those readers that love accusing us of bias have a chance to do so.

Ryan used it, he saw lag and he said he got used to it;  what additional logic, information or examples were you seriously expecting your comment to generate?

May 12, 2015 | 10:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

PCPerspective Nvidia

It has lag but once you get used to it, its fine.


May 13, 2015 | 01:45 AM - Posted by Martin Trautvetter

All the megabits in the world wont make this viable beyond casual games, and I personally prefer to financially adjust to that reality, rather than "mentally adjust to the delay."

Physics is a bitch.

btw: Is consumer Tegra being wound down officially yet?

May 13, 2015 | 07:26 AM - Posted by AMD3DGuru (not verified)

This is all useless - cuz AMD can do it 500 times better!

AMD can do all this with OpenCL, HSA Features Sets and full hUMA compability in Summer 2024. AMD will soon release full Mantle Support for all GPU's Worldwide (Intel, Nvidia & MatroX) - and all Next-Gen Games will be optimized for AMD GCN GPU's & AMD Bullet Physics Engine (full OpenCL GPU) Fire-Steam GPGPU HPC Computing Leadership.

AMD working hard on Mantle and ignores worst AMD DX11 and DX12 Microsoft Drivers... there will be NO DX12 API in near future - AMD PR 2013-2015. Mantle is the only Way2GO!

2016 end of AMD - with under 20% AIB GPU marketshares - and still AMD 'atikmdag.sys' BSOD unstable OMEGA Beta drivers without any WHQL and rudimentary broken FreeSync Support.

May 13, 2015 | 08:08 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

"I'll have what she's having!"

May 13, 2015 | 11:16 AM - Posted by godrilla (not verified)

Unless there is grid servers in your city this will be a laggy experience you will need a great fiber connection to and from and ping in the single digits to be a great experience.
my sony tv (15 ms input lag) and fios connection ( 80 mb/sec bidirectional ping of 6 to speed test server) are ready but unfortunately I don't have a grid center near me in NYC.

May 13, 2015 | 11:40 AM - Posted by Dr_Orgo

Games are still perfectly playable with some amount of lag. Yes, it's not the absolutely most perfect setup possible. The fact that consoles have sold well proves that for most people, they don't care about having a perfect gaming experience. A good enough game setup at a good price gets people to buy.

I doubt that Nvidia Grid will ever have large user base due to a lack of marketing. The people that are most likely to hear about it also have gaming PCs making it unnecessary to use Nvidia Grid.

May 13, 2015 | 12:21 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


"In testing Ryan did notice lag but he still found them playable once he mentally adjusted to the delay."

Guys, I know you push nvidia stuff hard, but that line is just over the top, even for PcPer!

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