Thanks to Nvidia, Macs take center stage in games

Nvidia Geoforce Now

We already know the difficult relationship that existed between Macs and video games. It has always been thought that if you wanted a computer to play video games you needed a PC with Windows and the reason was right. But suddenly Nvidia's Geoforce Now appeared and things changed radically. Instead of relying on Apple to make gaming-oriented hardware, developers realized that they could run their games in the cloud. But for this you need a powerful computer and thanks to the new Macs, it is already more than possible. 

In order to play video games in the cloud, Nvidia created Geoforce Now. It relies solely on a strong Internet connection rather than on dedicated computer hardware. To download GeForce Now you don't need much, it is an application like any other that can be found on the internet and that can be set up in just a few minutes. However, there are some important considerations. GeForce Now pricing does not include actual games, only service access. We will need a 5 GHz wired or WiFi Ethernet connection with a minimum of 15 Mbps and macOS 10.10 or later.

The service connects to many of the most popular PC digital game stores, including Steam and Epic Games. That allows people to stream the library of games they already own, such as Cyberpunk 2077, Guardians of the Galaxy, Crysis Remastered, and Far Cry 6, among many other titles.

The novelty is that some of the hardware limitations in Apple have been eliminated, so it is estimated that right now there is access to 1.100 previously unplayable games. The service also offers access to nearly 100 free games, including Fortnite and Destiny 2. All of these games can be played on a Mac or MacBook. Of course, it must be borne in mind that there are still some minimum requirements to meet.

Gamers on Mac can play at native screen resolutions, up to 1440p for most iMac. And 1600p for most MacBooks. If you have a new MacBook Pro, this means that you can stream and play natively at 120 frames per second with ProMotion 120Hz displays. You could also connect an external monitor.

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