Nvidia realizes that your home network is an essential part of your Cloud Gaming experience. They also acknowledge that optimizing your personal router can be a pain. To overcome these challenges Nvidia is launching their Recommended Router program. It’s goal is to provide Gamers with a selection of routers that are optimized for GeForce Now.
Partnering with your Favorite Router Manufacturers
Nvidia is partnering with companies like ASUS, D-Link, Netgear, Razer, TP-Link, and Ubiquiti to provider Gamers with a wide range of optimized routers to choose from. They are launching their Recommended Router program today starting with the Amplifi HD Gamer’s Edition by Ubiquiti.
What does “Optimized” mean?
So obviously Nvidia is doing something through their partnership with all of these companies. But what exactly does Optimized mean?
Each router that comes certified for GeForce Now will be preloaded with a QoS profile that prioritizes GeForce Now traffic throughout your network. It basically ensures that your streaming session receives the highest priority compared to any other data. It’s all about eliminating delays that can be caused by congestion in a typical home environment. You’ll no longer have to worry that your family’s movie streaming session could cause lag in GeForce Now.
Additional Support is Coming Soon
Nvidia is launching their Recommended Router program with the Amplifi HD Gamer’s Edition router. You can buy one today if you’re interested in checking out these enhancements.
While it’s exciting to see a top-of-the-line router that supports GeForce Now, chances are that you’ve already got a router at home. Don’t worry if this is the case. Nvidia is partnering with a wide range of manufacturers to release firmware updates that add GeForce Now optimizations to additional models. They are also committed to partnering with even more manufactures as the program matures.
You can expect to see support for more router models early next year (2019). Currently the Recommended Router program is limited to the U.S. and Canada. They plan to support additional regions over the coming year.
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