NVIDIA Shows Off Cloud GRID and Tegra 3
GeForce GRID is the new cloud gaming platform that allows gaming-as-a-service vendors to stream games to virtually any device without lag. NVIDIA says that the streaming technology reduces server latency to as little as 10 milliseconds, which is an acceptable level. With the GRID design architecture, gamers are able to play the latest generation games on any connected device, including smartphones, Android and iOS powered tablets, and television sets such as the Samsung unit they used as a demonstration. The video below goes into a bunch more detail, but we were pretty impressed with the speed and accuracy that was shown. NVIDIA says that GeForce Grid Cloud Gaming will take off and it will be interesting to see what happens. With companies like NVIDIA, Samsung and Gaikai working together you can only assume that it will take off. You can learn more about GeForce GRID cloud gaming here.
NVIDIA also showcased their Tegra 3 processor running on a number of devices designed just for this processor. We were able to view Tegra-optimized games that showed off incredible-looking environments, with high-definition graphics, shaders, and other enhanced effects that were nearly impossible to display on a mobile tablet just a few years ago.
In the video below Keita Iida from NVIDIA shows off the power of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 with “Dead Trigger” from Madfinger Games, “Heroes Call” from Defiant Development, “Eden To Green” from iNiS Corporation, and Hamilton’s Great Adventure THD” from Fatshark Publishing. We would like to thank NVIDIA for taking the time to speak with us at E3 and we can't wait to see what they cook up for E3 2013!