Nvidia has used its GeForce Now service to take a slight dig at Xbox Cloud Gaming today, claiming that the experience "still feels pretty laggy" due to xCloud (and other competitors) "still streaming close to 200ms of latency".
The comments were made as part of an announcement (thanks, The Verge) that Nvidia will be launching "dedicated, low-latency RTX 3080 gaming pods" in the cloud before the end of the year. The company is said to be equipping its servers with 35 teraflops of GPU performance, which is three times what the Xbox Series X can achieve.
As a result, Nvidia has suggested Destiny 2 should be able to run with GeForce Now at 60ms of latency, while Xbox Cloud Gaming has been estimated at 175ms - well over twice the reported figure of Nvidia's service.
Here's a look at the figures:
In addition, Nvidia says it's using Adaptive Sync technology to help craft a "perfectly smooth and synchronous cloud gaming stream", resulting in "great technology to make it feel like you’re playing on a local computer.”
Interestingly, GeForce Now is also rolling out beta support for the Microsoft Edge browser today, which in theory should mean that you'll soon be able to start streaming PC games to your console via the new Edge on Xbox. Xbox Insiders got a taste of this earlier this year, but now hopefully the feature will soon be available to everyone.
What are your thoughts on Nvidia's comments about Xbox Cloud Gaming? Let us know down below.
I just hope ms buys nvidia so they learn their lesson.
Still stand by initial thought of just not ready for cloud gaming here in the states. Data caps, lag, internet speeds, etc.
Places like Korea that have speeds of 8 million gigs a sec and only cost like $5 a month it would be fine. But rest world pretty much behind on all that.
Tech simply not ready. Don't believe or buy into the hype yet.
@GuyinPA75 Yep. Internet at home (decent sized city in California) with the most expensive available to me can't even handle YouTube sometimes, LMAO. Same goes for 5G. It's all trash.
It's kind of funny reading these comments. I live in a midsized city in Poland and I've been playing Nier: Automata on xCloud for the last couple of days and it plays great. I will, however, move to Geforce Now once the library of games they support from Steam improves signficantly.
@gollumb82 which is the issue with Geoforce now and one I don’t see improving. Companies want compensation to stream their stuff through Geoforce now and NVidia isn’t willing to do that.
I'd never buy a streaming only device because my experience with xCloud just doesn't cut it - but the potential is there. Maybe in 10/20 years I'll change my mind. Used to think the same about TV then Netflix changed it for me.
Nvidia seems bitter, well if they didn’t make all game studios ditch them perhaps they wouldn’t be. Plus the fact you have to pay to play games you own in effect, the free ones they give you aren’t exactly new or AAA, I think they are annoyed Microsoft has succeeded where they have failed.
I have a nvidia shield pro with gamepass and geforcenow, with good internet here in europe. I must agree that geforce now does run faster, but I still prefer gamepass since it's just an allround better service.
I've had good experiences on Xbox cloud on PC with a wired connection, but on my phone I get really bad input lag (like a second or two) which makes them completely unplayable even when on stable wifi far exceeding the recommended minimum speed.
Ooooooh no. That's bad. OG Xb1's are gonna be worse. I'm terribly curious what they measured this on. Browser? 5g Phone? Land based Xbox 8th gen?
For me the lag isn't consistent. I played yesterday and it would redraw the screen in slow layers constantly, it was so bad. Other times it feels native. The most important thing on PC is not to use Bluetooth controllers. Go wired or dongle. The lag is horrible with Bluetooth.
Hey, Xbox fans!
Nvidia should not cast stones.
I have had fewer issues playing Xbox cloud gaming on PC compared to Geforce Now and can play as long as I want without limits.
Come at me Nvidia...
Most homes in the UK can now get 100Mbps + at pretty low cost. I've 300Mbps+ and its £30 a month. I've no need to cloud game but I tried out both Now and Xcloud and both play very close to local. I think in most of Europe and Asia game streaming is ready for main line. The US has the problem of single provider in most areas and with the FCC in the pockets of the ISP's I don't see the US being ready this decade.
Would be nice to be able to test the latency on GeForce Now. However, it's a very choppy experience for me, in stark contrast to Xbox Cloud ...
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