Nvidia partners with Softbank for the implementation of cloud gaming servers in Japan

FILE PHOTO: The logo of SoftBank Group Corp is displayed at SoftBank World in 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Issei Kato

(Reuters) – Chip designer Nvidia Corp said Monday that it has partnered with Softbank Group Corp and LG Uplus Corp deploy cloud gaming servers in Japan and Korea, later this year.

Nvidia makes graphics chips for Pc’s and laptops, which video games look more realistic. Now the company is putting the same chips in servers in data centers, so that gamers who do not have a Nvidia chip in their computer can stream games from the data center.

Nvidia said at a conference in San Jose, California, who has made a “pod” of the graphics cards that can support up to 10,000 gamers streaming games at once.

The company said that Softbank and LG Uplus, the use of the cards for the services to allow customers to stream games over 5G networks, the next generation of wireless data networks.

Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco and Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru; editing by G Crosse

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