Google Stadia Release Date Teased At GDC
Google made some incredibly big waves when it announced its new ‘Stadia’ streaming platform at GDC 2019. Designed as a low latency video game streaming solution, what we’ve seen so far makes it almost too good to be true, with Google Stadia offering extremely low latency streaming with no visual hindrance to a game’s graphical performance. Now that the proverbial cat is out of the bag, fans are wondering when they’ll be able to get their hands on it. Thankfully, it appears that Google Stadia will release sooner than originally expected.
The folks at Google announced at GDC 2019 that Stadia is slated for release in the US, Canada, UK, and “most of Europe” at some point in 2019, with a worldwide release confirmed for some point in the future. The release window itself is quite impressive, especially given the powerful specs that come with a single ‘unit’ of the streaming platform.
Here’s the spec list:
- Custom x86 processor clocked at 2.7GHz w/ AVX2 SIMD and 9.5MB of L2+L3 cache
- Custom AMD GPU w/ HBM2 memory, 56 compute units, and 10.7TFLOPs
- 16GB of RAM (between CPU and GPU)
- Up to 484GB/s of bandwidth
- SSD cloud storage
As mentioned, Google Stadia will release at some point in 2019 for the US, UK, Canada, and most of Europe, with a worldwide release date confirmed for some point in the future.
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