Here's a bit more about Google Stadia. I briefly covered it yesterday as part of the UL announcement, but it's probably worth a post of its own as this could be one of the biggest announcements of the month. Stadia will be launched within about half a year or so, it's the new video game streaming platform from Google.
Game streaming has been tried before, and has failed repeatedly, but with a major force like Google maybe this has a better shot at becoming mainstream. The allure here is that you'll no longer need high-end hardware to run games at high-end settings. Pretty basic clients with good Internet connectivity will connect to Google's servers to deliver a high-end gaming experience. Google promises Stadia will be able to deliver 4K HDR at 60fps at launch, and 8K at 120fps sometime in the future.
The Google server park running Stadia features an unidentified, custom x86 CPU with a 2.7GHz frequency and a custom GPU from AMD that has similar specifications as the Radeon RX Vega 56. Latency remains one of the big concerns, but with Google's major infrastructure all over the world, it has a big leg up versus smaller rivals.
Anyway, here's a video showing Google Stadia running Doom Eternal at 4K with 60fps.
Google Stadia cloud gaming running DOOM Eternal at 40K 60FPS
Posted on Wednesday, March 20 2019 @ 13:31 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck