NVIDIA announces GeForce Experience, GRID system
MANILA, Philippines - Graphics card maker NVIDIA has come out with two new bits of tech that should prove intriguing for gamers looking to improve the visual quality in their gaming experiences.
At a press conference on Monday, January 7 (January 6, US time), NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the development of the GeForce Experience and the GRID cloud-based gaming system.
For individual consumers purchasing GeForce graphics cards, NVIDIA has come out with the GeForce Experience, an installable PC client that will enable users to automatically optimize the settings of games on their system and get updates on their graphics card's drivers.
The GRID system, on the other hand, is a cloud gaming server with its own app that allows uses to basically play and stream their choice of games much better than current technologies.
The press release for NVIDIA GRID called it "a server designed to concurrently serve up to 36 times more HD-quality game streams than first-generation cloud-gaming systems, while reducing lag."
According to a picture on the CNET liveblog of the event, a full system would be comprised of 20 servers per rack with 240 NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) giving enough power equivalent to 700 or so Xbox 360 units. - Rappler.com