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NVIDIA Grid shown off on a HTC One X - console-like gaming on mobiles is now here

Console-like gaming provided by NVIDIA Grid is here, shown off on an HTC One X

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 8, 2013 08:29 pm CST - 0 mins, 45 secs reading time

CES 2013 - One of the cooler things unveiled at CES 2013 was NVIDIA's cloud-based Grid. Grid is capable of doing all of the hard work, rendering and all that jazz, for games and then pushing it out to compatible H.264-based devices. Android Central have gone hands-on and taken a look at a demo run on an HTC One X smartphone.

As you can see from the video above - we're watching damn Borderlands 2 being run on a smartphone - incredible. Any device that supports H.264 decoding is Grid-capable. Latency has been reduced on NVIDIA's side, with the video showing off some cool zooming-in abilities without any huge lag - a great feat considering this isn't running on the phone, it's being rendered off-phone, and streamed to the phone.

NVIDIA are looking at a business-to-business model, where they'll work with Verizon and others to provide this to consumers.

NVIDIA Grid shown off on a HTC One X - console-like gaming on mobiles is now here |
Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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