Is it better to give than to receive? Why not do both? With Nvidia’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday GeForce Now deal, you’ll receive a free $20 gift card with every $50 gift card purchase. That means you can give someone the gift of GeForce Now for six months of Priority, or three months of RTX 3080 subscription and give yourself two or one month back for yourself.
Now isn’t that great? Of course, you can always donate $20 and get yourself all three months of RTX 3080 virtual gaming, or even keep it all to yourself. Call it a gift for your inner gamer.
It’s not a million miles away from Nvidia’s October deal that let you grab six months of Priority Subscription for $30 (opens in a new tab). If you look at this Cyber Monday price only in terms of priority membership, you get eight months for $50 if you keep both gift cards for yourself.
GeForce Now is my favorite streaming service. The priority tier will get you 1080p 60Hz RTX-based gaming on virtually any internet-connected device, with priority access to servers so you shouldn’t have to wait in line (like you do with the free).
The RTX 3080 tier, however, enables higher levels of gaming fidelity, including ray tracing, exclusive RTX 3080 servers, and the ability to game in 4K HDR and up to 120Hz. If your device is capable of such feats.
That’s one of the reasons the Nvidia Shield top tube is such a great little thing. Not only is it the best Android TV box you can buy, but it’s also designed to work with GeForce Now and crush 4K HDR gaming. I love it so much I have two, I even went so far as to call it “the ultimate 4K HDR games console”. (opens in a new tab)
There are caveats with GeForce Now though, and these mostly come from the library. It’s a PC-based service where Xbox Cloud Gaming is pure Xbox. This means that instead of playing Xbox games on Xbox-based hardware, you stream PC games using your Steam or Epic accounts. And that means you can start or continue cloud saves on GeForce Now and continue them on your gaming PC later. But that means you should already have a decent library of Steam or Epic games. If you own a game on one of these platforms, chances are you’ll find it GeForce Now.
But there’s a chance you won’t. Not all Steam or Epic games are represented, but that means you won’t want things to play.