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Nvidia rolls out game streaming on a GTX 1080 cloud for $2.50 an hour

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Works on most PCs and Macs

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Nvidia’s overhauled GeForce Now service will deliver on-demand game streaming from a GTX 1060 or GTX 1080-powered cloud to PC and Mac computers starting in March, Nvidia announced during its CES keynote last night.

But it won’t be cheap.

Once registered for the service, customers get eight hours free on a GTX 1060 stream or four hours on a GTX 1080 stream. After that, it will cost $25 for 20 hours on the 1060 or 10 hours on the 1080.

GeForce Now, which formerly only worked on Nvidia’s Shield devices, is now compatible with most Windows- and Mac-based desktop PCs and laptops, according to the press release.

To use the service, a customer just has to download the GeForce Now app to their local machine and connect to a GeForce GTX virtual PC.

Once connected, they can install games from “popular digital game stores -- like Steam, Battle.net, Origin, Uplay and GOG -- and start playing.” Free-to-play games like League of Legends or World of Tanks can also be installed directly from their respective websites.

Nvidia is is offering a free early access membership to the service. Access will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis selected from members on the waitlist. You can sign-up for that right here.