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GeForce Now upgraded to support 120fps gaming on Pixel 6 Pro

GeForce Now upgraded to support 120fps gaming on Pixel 6 Pro

Pixel 6 Pro owners have found another reason to give Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud game streaming service a shot. According to a recently updated support page by XDA Developers, the service can now stream games at 120fps on Google's latest flagship smartphone. It's unclear when the update was rolled out, but it means the game should feel smoother and more responsive to play than when it was capped at 60fps.

This makes Google's phone the first non-Samsung smartphone to support 120fps. According to Nvidia's help page, the feature was previously available for Samsung's S21 lineup as well as its S20 FE and Note 20 phones. To stream games at this high framerate, you'll need to pay for GeForce Now's top-of-the-line RTX 3080 tier, which costs $99.99 for six months of service. It's not exactly cheap, but it's actually a lot more affordable than tracking down a single graphics card for yourself, and as of last week, there's no waiting list to sign up for.

On Android, GeForce Now is limited to 1080p streaming, which, unfortunately, falls short of the native resolution of the Pixel 6 Pro's 1440p screen. If you want 1440p streaming at 120fps, you'll need to stream to a PC or Mac, while 4K HDR streaming at up to 60fps will require an Nvidia Shield TV. 1080p streaming also requires 25mbps of bandwidth, and Nvidia recommends connecting to a 5GHz wireless router.

It's a small upgrade to Nvidia's game streaming service, allowing you to play some (but not all) of your existing games purchased on Steam, the Epic Games Store, and Ubisoft Connect/Uplay. We're already impressed with what it's capable of, and updates like this hardly hurt. Hopefully, 4K support on non-Nvidia hardware isn't far behind.

If you have a GeForce Now RTX 3080 subscription and are using a Pixel 6 Pro, you can manually enable the higher framerate from the Stream Quality menu in the GeForce Now app.

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