Google’s Stadia will eventually be able to support 8K

By Lauren Aitken, Tuesday, 19 March 2019 18:36 GMT

Google revealed its new gaming platform, Stadia, that will be available later this year.

At launch, Stadia will support 4K and 60 fps with HDR and surround sound. If you’re streaming, it will share directly to YouTube and also run at 4K and 60 fps.

Phil Harrison also announced that in future, you’ll be able to play in 8K with 120 fps. Downloads and updates will be a thing of the past as you’ll be able to click on a link and access a game in under five seconds.

Here are the rest of the specs to give you a better idea of what we can expect from Stadia:

CPU

  • Custom 2.7ghz hyperthreaded x86 CPUs with AVX2 SIMD

GPU

  • Custom AMD GPUs
  • 56 Compute units
  • 10.7 Teraflops
  • Integrated HBM2 Memory

Graphics API

  • Vulkan high-performance, real-time 3D graphics API.

Memory

  • A total of 16 GB combined VRAM and system RAM with performance up to 484 GB/s

Operating System

  • Linux

Google Data Center Specs

  • 7500+ edge node locations globally
  • Google Edge Network

Middleware Partners

  • Havok Physics
  • AudioKinetic Wwise
  • RAD Bink/Oodle/Tool Telemetry
  • Incredibuild
  • FMOD
  • Criware
  • Simplygon
  • Umbra 3
  • SpeedTree
  • Ikinema
  • FaceFX / OC3
  • IMS – Intelligent Music Systems

You can read more about Stadia, the new Stadia Games and Entertainment studio and the new controller here.

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