Nvidia GeForce NOW gets 1600p support on M1 Macs for 3080 tier

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Geforce Now Mac (Image credit: NVIDIA)

What you need to know

  • Nvidia GeForce NOW has been upgraded for Mac.
  • M1 MacBook users now get 1600p resolution on the 3080 tier.
  • Nvidia GeForce now lets you stream high-quality PC games to Mac over an internet connection.

Nvidia GeForce NOW has today been updated with support for 1600p native resolution on the MacBook Air with M1 and 13-inch MacBook Pro with M1.

In a blog post Nvidia stated:

Plus, GeForce NOW RTX 3080 members can now play at native resolution on their M1 Macbook Air or Macbook Pro, at glorious 1600p. Stream with even longer sessions lengths — up to eight hours. And with RTX ON for both RTX 3080 and Priority members, experience games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Control with real-time ray tracing, without upgrading to a PC.

In celebration, the company is offering free copies of Crisis Remastered with select GeForce NOW memberships including the six-month Priority membership and GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership.

GeForce now lets users play PC games on a Mac without hardware thanks to cloud streaming, with Nvidia's beefy servers doing all the heavy lifting. The service is available on Mac and iOS. Not only does it overcome some of the gaming hardware limitations of Apple's Mac range, but it also ensures that there are no problems running ported games and irons out compatibility issues.

The RTX 3080 tier kicks off at $99.99 for six months of playing time, with support for 1440p at 120 FPS, and Ray Tracing. Sessions are capped at eight hours. There is also a cheaper priority option with shorter sessions and lower quality gaming limited to 1080p and 60 FPS.

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