Nvidia Freestyle allows you to apply Snapchat-like filters to games

Nvidia Freestyle filters

Nvidia Freestyle allows you to apply Snapchat-like filters to games

Then you might be interested to learn that Nvidia's game streaming solution which allows you to do just this has opened its doors as a free beta. Sign into your Steam account and start gaming immediately.

"Ubisoft is excited that gamers playing acclaimed franchises such as Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege on Uplay PC can now enjoy outstanding play experiences on PCs and Macs thanks to NVIDIA's futuristic GeForce NOW service, without needing a high-end PC", said Chris Early, vice president of Partnerships and Revenue at Ubisoft. It's proving popular right now so you'll have to be patient to get in.

By leveraging NVIDIA's cloud server technologies the company is able to stream your PC games to virtually any Windows PC, including those with integrated GPUs like the Surface Pro.

Your frame rate will depend on the exact game, with Nvidia noting that Fortnite will reach the full 120 fps, for example, while streaming PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will hit 60 fps (although that's still plenty smooth).

Click the link in your confirmation email to activate the GeForce NOW for Mac beta code.

Due to overwhelming demand, there is now a waitlist to give the beta a try.

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The free beta is available for Windows desktops and laptops in most of North America and Europe.

The system requirements for the service are pretty modest: a Windows PC or Mac computer running Nvidia's GeForce Now application and an internet connection with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps.

Test your network to make sure it's fast enough for game streaming.

In the app, browse the list of supported games in the "Games" section - you can also search for a game if you're looking for something in particular.

Freestyle is set to debut on January 9 with support for as many as 100 titles, expanding to a larger number in the near future.

Freestyle is being implemented at the driver level for seamless compatibility with games, meaning it should take extra GPU cycles to layer the effects on top of your video, its being processes on the fly before the content is rendered out to the display (read: once, not twice). There are some that aren't - these games can be found by clicking on your username and clicking "Manage Steam". Similarly, cloud saves are enabled for cross-platform use.

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