News Google Announces Stadia Game Streaming Platform, Uses Custom AMD GPUs

abryant

Asst. Managing Editor
Staff member
May 16, 2016
183
17
4,685
0
Google made waves at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco with a gaming announcement of its own: Stadia, a streaming game service. Read more here.

ANDREW E. FREEDMAN
@AndrewFreedman

Andrew E. Freedman is an editor at Tom's Hardware focusing on laptops, desktops and gaming as well as keeping up with the latest news.
 
I'm slightly confused on what this is..... it has beefy hardware, enough that it doesn't need to stream. Does it just stream the game data and render it locally? and what is the business model for this? subscription based?
 

TJ Hooker

Champion
Ambassador
I'm slightly confused on what this is..... it has beefy hardware, enough that it doesn't need to stream. Does it just stream the game data and render it locally? and what is the business model for this? subscription based?
The hardware they're talking about is all going to live in the data center. The end user doesn't actually own one of these machines.
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY