In Europe, Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service is getting an RTX 3080-themed makeover. Nvidia introduced the new membership tier in October, and it is now accessible in the United States. However, players in Europe may now begin streaming from the company’s new higher-performance servers, which provide enhanced resolutions, frame rates, and lower latency.
The RTX 3080 membership tier supports 1440p / 120fps gameplay on PC and Mac, or 4K HDR / 60fps gameplay when streamed to an Nvidia Shield TV. This is an improvement above the existing Priority tier’s 1080p at 60fps.
Session durations may also be increased to eight hours rather than six, and Nvidia claims the tier has reduced latency. The main difference is pricing, with the new tier costing £89.89 / $99.99 for a six-month membership in the UK, up from £44.99 / $49.99 for the Priority tier.
It’s worth noting that, despite its name, the RTX 3080 membership tier doesn’t broadcast from servers outfitted with retail RTX 3080 cards. Instead, it’s an Ampere GA102 microprocessor on a server with an AMD Threadripper CPU, 28GB of DDR4 RAM, and a Gen4 SSD.
It’s a hardware combo that Nvidia claims give 35 teraflops of GPU performance, which is roughly three times the performance of an Xbox Series X and is more in line with the performance of an RTX 3090.
Nvidia is beginning the deployment of the new tier for users who have preordered the membership tier in Europe, and adds that “rollouts for accounts will continue until all requests have been granted.” New orders are being accepted “pending availability.”
Nvidia is also unveiling the 20 titles that will be arriving at its service this month, including indie favorite Untitled Goose Game, as part of the extension of the membership tier to Europe.