GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, has already updated its client for macOS to run natively on all Macs with M1 chips.
Until now GeForce Now could run through Rosetta 2 without major performance problems, but with the arrival of the native client, we will have better efficiency when accessing the service’s video game catalog.
GeForce Now is coming to Macs with M1 chips
GeForce Now is a video game streaming service, so this update does not mean that the entire catalog of games will be able to run natively on Macs with the M1 chip. Games will continue to run on Windows servers dedicated to complex graphics tasks, and Macs will be limited to receiving the video signal. So we should not expect any graphical improvements, but perhaps some improvement in client performance and game latency can be noticeable.
GeForce Now can be used free of charge (games must be purchased separately) for 1 hour. If we want to remove that limit we can subscribe to the initial promotion for six months, which also activates RTX (Ray Tracing) and gives us priority access.