Nvidia released the RTX 3080 over a year ago, but it’s still next to impossible to upgrade your GPU without selling a kidney (which we definitely don’t recommend). Fortunately, you can now rent one through the green team’s cloud gaming service and it might surprise you that the GeForce Now RTX 3080 membership really does stack up against the real deal.
If you’re familiar with the original Priority membership, then this works in the same way. For the uninitiated, though, GeForce Now’s a little different to your usual cloud gaming service, relying on your own library rather than supplying you with a rotating roster of games like Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This is designed to give you ownership of what you can play rather than sticking a deadline on when you can play until.
The RTX 3080 membership is perhaps the biggest upgrade to GeForce Now since Nvidia switched on RTX for Priority members in 2019. It now falls in line with the suped up resolutions and frame rates that even the latest consoles are capable of, including 1440p at 120fps on PCs, 1600p at 120fps on Mac, and up to 4K at 60fps with HDR on Nvidia Shield devices. And this is to say nothing of longer sessions of up to eight hours, better adaptive sync technology, and a lower system latency.