Gaikai and nVidia to stream games to devices without GPUs

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 00:34 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Graphics tech pioneers nVidia have announced a cloud-based GPU called GeForce Grid.

Polygon reports the twin-Kepler tech can stream high-end games visuals to any device capable of receiving encoded video – if it can do YouTube, it can handle this.

What that means, apparently, is that through a partnership with Gaikai you’ll be able to play seriously fancy games on your TV, mobile phone and other low-powered tech.

The two companies chose indie mech sim Hawken to demonstrate the new tech; Gaikai has signed on to stream the game ahead of its December release.