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NVIDIA Brings Next-Generation Performance to Cloud Gaming With Premium GeForce Now RTX 3080 Membership

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2021 @ 6:00 a.m. PDT

The new GeForce Now RTX 3080 memberships stream up to 1440p at 120 FPS gaming on PC and Mac, with ultra-low latency that rivals local gaming.

The GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership tier provides gamers with access to the greatest-ever generational leap in GeForce history, delivering cloud gaming’s highest resolutions and fastest frame rates, paired with the lowest latency.

Each cloud GeForce NOW SuperPOD consists 8,960 CPU cores, over 1,000 GPUs that deliver more than 39 petaflops of graphics horsepower. Each instance is 35 teraflops of performance, nearly 3x that of an Xbox Series X.

The new GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership delivers an instant upgrade in performance for common hardware — a 70x increase for the average laptop on Steam, 13x for an M1-based Macbook Air and 7x for the most popular desktop configuration on Steam.

"Gaming is enjoying a multi-decade expansion as technology continues to make new game experiences possible. There are more genres than ever. The lines between gaming, sport, art and social are increasingly blurred in video games,” said NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang. “While we continue to drive the most advanced gaming technology with GeForce RTX, we have dedicated the past decade to refining and expanding GeForce NOW cloud gaming to bring the best gaming platform to anyone with a computer. I am thrilled to announce our secondgeneration GeForce NOW SuperPOD — it’s a giant leap forward.”

The new GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership enables games to run at up to 1440p on PC and Mac clients, 4K HDR on NVIDIA SHIELD, and up to 120 FPS with the PC, Mac and Android apps. GeForce Now RTX 3080 members will also have exclusive access to RTX 3080 cloud gaming rigs, the longest session lengths and the most control over persistent in-game settings.

GeForce Now RTX 3080 members will have exclusive access to the new servers, streaming at up to 1440p at 120 FPS on PC, 1600p at 120 FPS on most MacBooks, 1440p at 120 FPS on most iMacs, 4K HDR at 60 FPS on NVIDIA SHIELD TV and up to 120 FPS on select Android devices.

That means any underpowered PC or laptop — even with four-year-old integrated graphics — is instantly transformed into a gaming rig capable of displaying the hottest PC games in 1440p at 120 FPS with a compatible monitor that supports a refresh rate of 120Hz or higher.

Gaming on a Mac? Play at native display resolutions, up to 1440p for most iMacs and 1600p for most MacBooks. With the new MacBook Pro, stream and game natively at 120 FPS with the ProMotion 120Hz displays. Or, connect an external monitor for 120 FPS gaming on any Mac.

Gaming in your living room? NVIDIA SHIELD TV can render and stream PC games at 4K HDR at 60 FPS and 7.1 surround sound, with ultra-low latency that will make console users jealous.

Going mobile? Take PC gaming with you at screaming-fast 120 FPS on select 120Hz Android phones, such as the Samsung S21.

GeForce Now RTX 3080 members will enjoy faster game rendering and dramatic latency savings on any supported device — including Chrome, Safari and Edge browsers.

GeForce Now members have access to over 1,100 games, with more released every “GFN Thursday.” The incredibly deep catalog features many of the world’s most-played games, with free-to-play titles like Fortnite, DOTA 2, Apex Legends, Destiny 2 and more.

GeForce NOW members also have access to many major fall and upcoming holiday launch titles with RTX ON in supported games, including Far Cry 6, New World, Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy, Dying Light 2 and Naraka: Bladepoint. Recently added games include some of Electronic Arts’ biggest franchises: Battlefield, Mirror’s Edge, Unravel and Dragon Age.

Pre-orders for the GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership are now open for Founders and Priority members, and will be open to all gamers next week, pending availability. Founders and Priority members can access their exclusive preorder opportunity by logging into their GeForce NOW account, clicking “MANAGE,” and selecting the “PREORDER” option under RTX 3080 to begin the checkout flow. Preorders will only be charged when the GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership becomes available.

Founders, exclusively, will receive 10% off the subscription price and can upgrade with no risk to their benefits. Founders who decide to upgrade to the GeForce Now RTX 3080 experience will be eligible to revert back to their original Founders plan and retain their “Founders for Life” pricing, as long as they remain in good standing on any paid membership plan.

Six-month memberships cost $99.99, with availability in North America starting in November and in Europe in December. Preorders will open broadly to all gamers later this month, pending availability. Quantities are limited.

Priority memberships continue to be available starting at $9.99 per month. These members get access to performance rigs that turn RTX On, extended session lengths and faster access to gaming servers. New Priority members will be eligible to preorder GeForce RTX 3080 memberships after registering.

Information on rollout timing for GeForce Now RTX 3080 memberships in GeForce Now Alliance regions will be made by partners at a later time, on a region-by-region basis.

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