Nvidia GeForce Now vs building a PC

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Nvidia GeForce Now much cheaper than building a PC

Gaming on Nvidia's GeForce Now service can save you almost R12,000 in the long run compared to building an equivalent gaming PC, a MyBroadband analysis has revealed.

We compared the price of building GeForce Now Priority and Ultimate equivalent gaming rigs to the cost of paying the respective subscriptions for a typical gaming PC's lifespan.
 
Pretty cool, another section about the running costs of said PCs would have been nice.
 
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History doesn't repeat but it sure does rhyme - we are back to a world of mainframes and thin clients again - inevitable with cloud computing.
 
Sorry, didn't read... was the cost of a PC to run this factored in? What are those requirements apart from low latency internet?
 
a MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ventus 2X 12GB for R5999?

i must have missed where it states where they sourced this price, anyone know?
 
Pretty cool, another section about the running costs of said PCs would have been nice.

Yes, so there is a lot of variables that makes each scenario better and even more so if you throw in consoles into the mix.

I think Cloud Gaming fills a perfect gap between up front building/running costs vs signup and play and also has an advantage of playing on any device from multiple locations using keyboard or controller.
 
Maybe the idea is that you already have a old PC or buy a second hand Nuc for cheap and use that to play GFN and use it for PC tasks.
Exactly or you have pc/laptop that's good enough for work/school but not nearly good enough for playing any AAA games.

A good value proposition however I have concerns about Rain running this based on all the feedback from the beta.
huh, what exactly are those concerns?
 
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There are many factors on a PC that influences performance so not a true apple to apple comparison. Plus you need premium broadband to make full use of the service.
 
I think if you are a regular gamer it won't be cheaper. However... If there is a brand new game that you really want to play for a month, but your current PC cannot play it on high, then GeForce Now really is fantastic.
 
I think if you are a regular gamer it won't be cheaper. However... If there is a brand new game that you really want to play for a month, but your current PC cannot play it on high, then GeForce Now really is fantastic.
Yeah, whenever you're on vacation or a new game comes out you want to play, get a Geforce Now and Game Pass sub for a month and you're set.
 
You still need a PC to run GeForce now. So the starting point for that graph should not be zero. Rather say R10k?

No you just need a phone or anything that has a screen. Even an Android TV Box.

In the beta I tested it on my skyworth s1 leap.

Plugged in the android tv to Ethernet. Plugged in a cheap mouse and Keyboard and used my bluetooth headset. It was playing exactly like a gaming pc. No issues at all.
 
Tested out the beta, worked well. Being a Macbook user, this is pretty much the only way for me to game
 
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