How to Get the Highest Streaming Quality With GeForce Now

NVIDIA GeForce Now is a great way to access your games via a cloud-based platform. Here’s how to get the most out of it.

GeForce Now on PC

GeForce Now is undoubtedly the best way to play games on an underpowered computer. You can leverage the power of NVIDIA’s cloud servers to play literally any game at 60 FPS. However, since GeForce Now streams content to your PC, your experience may vary depending on your internet connection and quality settings.

If you cannot get 1080p quality when you play your favorite games on GeForce Now, it’s time to double-check your streaming settings. The settings we cover here will make sure you get the highest possible video quality as long as your internet can handle it.

How to Get the Highest Streaming Quality With GeForce Now

Before you go ahead with these steps, you need to be sure that you have a fast enough internet connection to handle high bitrates. Another thing to keep in mind is that you’ll be consuming a lot more data with these settings.

Follow these simple instructions to change your GeForce Now quality settings:

  1. Launch GeForce Now on your device, whether it’s the app or the web client.
  2. Next, click on the three lines icon at the top-left corner to bring up the menu
  3. Now, select Settings.

    GeForce Now menu
  4. Here, look at the bottom-right corner of your screen. You’ll find a section called Streaming Quality.
  5. Now, select the Custom option from the four different quality settings.
  6. You need to make additional tweaks. Change Max bit rate to Custom and raise the slider all the way to 50 Mbps. Check that you have selected the highest resolution and frame rate values. Also, disable VSync if you want to minimize input lag.

    GeForce Now streaming quality settings

You’re all set now. Try loading up a game and see if the quality has improved. If the stream is unstable or if your internet cannot handle it, lower the bit rate value to 40 Mbps and try again.

Related: Should All Cloud Gaming Services Offer Low-Resolution Gaming?

The Highest GeForce Now Quality Comes at a Cost

GeForce Now consumes approximately 10GB for an hour of streaming if you use the default settings. However, if you raise the quality to its maximum values, GeForce Now will consume 15 GB per hour.

So, it’s important to make sure your internet connection doesn’t have a monthly data cap. Otherwise, GeForce Now will exhaust all the data within days, if not hours.

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