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Coming to Chromebooks Near You - GeForce Now

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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 Nvidia has just added Chromebooks to the list of devices that support GeForce Now. This makes it the second game streaming platform available for chromebook users. The other being Google Stadia.

 GeForce now does have a free tier which allows you to play games you own on steam, uplay, or epic games. However, there is a time limit to gaming sessions. 

 While this will run on many low end chromebooks, they must have atleast a 15Mbps internet connection, Intel Core M3 7th gen, Intel HD 600 graphics, and 4gb of ram. While this does mean the very low end chromebooks will not work, many of the laptops will. There have however been reports of people with specs lower than this running the games so no reason not to try if you do have a chromebook.

 

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Chromebook owners now can game like a PC user with Nvidia’s free cloud-gaming service GeForce Now

The service has already been available for Windows, Mac, and Android devices as a way to enjoy PC gaming without buying extra hardware. Instead, Nvidia’s GeForce Now streams games to your laptop or smartphone via the internet. 

On Tuesday, Nvidia expanded its cloud-gaming service to cover Chrome OS with a beta launch. The goal is to target kids, given that Chromebooks usually end up in the hands of students. “Now, those same Chromebooks transform, instantly, into GeForce-powered distance gaming rigs, thanks to GeForce Now,” the company wrote in today’s announcement. 

(Credit: Nvidia)

Parents and teachers may not welcome the idea. But GeForce Now is designed to help gamers save on costs, and pave the way for remote gaming anywhere. It'll also offer an alternative to Google's pricier cloud gaming service, Stadia, which also supports Chromebooks.

 

To run GeForce Now, the user needs a 15Mbps or higher internet connection. The Chromebook will then get remote access to an Nvidia server, allowing the owner to log into their Steam, UPlay, or Epic Games account to run titles they've already purchased.  

Unfortunately, not every gaming developer has been on board with GeForce Now. So certain titles from Activision Blizzard and Bethesda won’t be available. But the service still offers access to 650 games, according to Nvidia. 

For Chromebook users, Nvidia says your hardware will need to meet these requirements: 

  • Intel Core M3 (7th gen and later), Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5, or Intel Core i7

  • Intel HD graphics 600 or later

  • 4GB of system memory or higher

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 Schools are not going to like this. I can definitely see student's using this to play Fortnite in class. Especially while doing distance learning. Other than that, I think this is great and allows even more people to get a good gaming experience.

 

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Depends on the school, if we're talking about High School, then it's gonna be obvious who's clearly playing a game with their chromebook in the physical class, but unless it's all eLearning, I don't think it'd be too hard for school districts to block websites and certain apps from running on their distributed chromebooks.

 

If we're talking about college/universities, most profs don't care, hell I was playing osu, Dirt rally in the middle of a lecture. I don't have the audio blasting out through my headphones. As long as it's not too obnoxious you won't get in trouble.

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I don't see this being that well used at schools. Most have some form of data cap - the one I went to years ago had 80MB/month per student. With around 300GB/month max for the school.


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2 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

I don't see this being that well used at schools. Most have some form of data cap - the one I went to years ago had 80MB/month per student. With around 300GB/month max for the school.

Fire up The Witcher and witness your machine burning thru the cap in 5 seconds.

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Obligatory tagging of @Gegger and @sub68even though I'm sure you guys school districts will have Geforce now Blacklisted pretty quickly, just letting you know 🤍


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Y'all be talking about school wifi, and I might as well put my wifi in here. 

 

My school has the most unusual wifi. I ran a speed test today, and was getting 1.11mb down, but 53.5 MB down up,So, I guess that YouTube can bairly run, but uploading to youtube would be a brease.


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2 hours ago, soldier_ph said:

Obligatory tagging of @Gegger and @sub68even though I'm sure you guys school districts will have Geforce now Blacklisted pretty quickly, just letting you know 🤍

My school hasn't yet. I'll message you when they do.


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28 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

1.11mb down, but 53.5 MB down

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9 hours ago, Dabombinable said:

I don't see this being that well used at schools. Most have some form of data cap - the one I went to years ago had 80MB/month per student. With around 300GB/month max for the school.

Maybe not in colleges, but in high schools and lower where you don’t need to sign in for the WiFi. The school district I used to go to had no data cap. It was often slow, but when it worked, it worked well enough that streaming a game would be possible.


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1 hour ago, vortextech77 said:

Bruh

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Ha. My Chromebooks at school have a keystroke monitor and history monitor now, and my home one doesn't have the newest version of chrome, so it doesn't work. :(


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27 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

Ha. My Chromebooks at school have a keystroke monitor and history monitor now, and my home one doesn't have the newest version of chrome, so it doesn't work. :(

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1 hour ago, vortextech77 said:

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Have you tried a VPN?


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36 minutes ago, TheTechWizardThatNeedsHelp said:

Have you tried a VPN?

 

8 minutes ago, vortextech77 said:

True, I might do that actually

I believe GeForce now trys to block VPNs, so it might not work.


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All those middle schoolers who's parents brought them a Chromebook for at home "school work" are screaming with glee. 

...that or they don't know what GeForce is. idk I'm not plugged in with the kids these days.


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4 minutes ago, Jet_ski said:

Does even ChromeOS run on Chrome Books?!

Um... Chrome OS is the official OS that Chromebooks come shipped with.

https://www.google.com/intl/en_ca/chromebook/chrome-os/


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On 8/18/2020 at 9:28 PM, AkatsukiKun said:

 

If we're talking about college/universities, most profs don't care, hell I was playing osu, Dirt rally in the middle of a lecture. I don't have the audio blasting out through my headphones. As long as it's not too obnoxious you won't get in trouble.

I remember seeing some people play SNES games on emulators back in the day...

 

Professors don't care. Get your stuff done. This is especially the case with grad school. 


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