Gaikai and nVidia to stream games to devices without GPUs

Wednesday, 16th 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.



  1. TMRNetShark

    There you have it… I’m gonna play Battlefield 3 on my iPhone now.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. ejams

    Beautiful. All we need now is controller support (if they can make use of Wii remotes on a jailbroken iPhone, then this shouldn’t be a big issue) and this will be very interesting. But wireless connections and streaming aren’t really reliable to handle this sort of thing. Still, what @1 said :)

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Deacon

    This is all great, but again it all comes down to bandwidth and input delay.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. djjoejoe

    I wish they’d have gone with onLive, seems like they are still the leaders in this area as far as the important parts (the actual compression rates of the video being streamed). All other services look a lot worse due to lower quality compression, onlive can deliver higher quality images a lot faster and efficiently… they spent a lot of money on that stuff for a few years and it’s a shame to basically see them get passed up cause of marketing deals. Reminds me somewhat of blu-ray/hd-dvd where a better marketed thing wins over logic and reasoning.

    #4 3 years ago

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