NVIDIA GeForce Now will make any Mac fit for gaming

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High-end gaming on macOS is finally possible.
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CES2017Macs are ideal for many things, but gaming isn’t one of them. Apple just doesn’t have gamers in mind when designing its products. Fortunately, NVIDIA does, and its upcoming GeForce Now service will make almost any Mac fit for gaming.

GeForce Now is a game streaming service, similar to NVIDIA GameStream. However, instead of using the power of another PC in your home, it utilizes NVIDIA’s own machines — which pack high-end GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards — and sends the picture back to you.

By offloading the legwork to GeForce Now, your Mac needs minimal resources to play the latest games at high settings. NVIDIA promises you’ll get high-definition graphics and smooth frame-rates — so long as your internet connection can reach speeds of 25 Mbps.

What’s great about GeForce Now is that it connects with services like Steam, Origin, Uplay, GOG and more and lets you play games you’ve already purchased. Each user gets 1TB of cloud space with their virtual PC, which gives you plenty of space to install your favorites.

But while you won’t have to buy all your games again, you will have to pay for GeForce Now itself… and it’s not cheap. When it launches, it will cost $25 for 20 hours of gameplay, though you can try it out for free by signing up for early access today.