announces new hardware support for Steam
using NVIDIA hardware (thanks
). Here's how this works:
Valve and NVIDIA have just made game
streaming better than ever.
Last week, Valve officially released support for hardware encoding on
NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in the Steam
client. Pair this support with one of our latest GeForce GTX GPUs and you can
play remotely from your PC connected to any Steam-enabled system in your home at
resolutions up to 1080p at 60 fps.
“We’ve worked closely with NVIDIA to support hardware encoding on GeForce cards
with our Steam In-Home Streaming technology, and the result is nothing short of
amazing,” said Sam Lantinga, at Valve.
At NVIDIA, we’re all about great gaming experiences. Our goal for game streaming
is no different: customers should be able to enjoy the same high-resolution
graphics and split-second responsiveness on a remote system as they would
directly on a PC.
Our dedicated hardware encoder rapidly encodes each frame with the best required
image quality, while keeping lag to a bare minimum. It does all this while
providing amazing graphics performance and leaving the CPU available for even
the most demanding games.
The result: a great game streaming experience in any room of your house.