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Gaming on Amazon’s EC2 - Cheap High End Cloud Gaming?
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03-20-2017, 11:59 AM #1
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Quote:As a casual gamer, and a user of a non-Windows machine, I find myself at a crossroads. Do I spend $400 on a cheap gaming rig? I’d only be able to play games at lower graphics settings, and it’s likely that I’ll need to upgrade the system yearly just to stay on-par with minimum requirements. Or do I spend $2k on a high end gaming rig? It’ll last a lot longer without needing upgrades, and I’d be able to play on higher settings, but I don’t play games enough to justify the cost.
Then an idea occurs: Amazon rents out some powerful instances. Some of them, such as the g2.2xlarge, even have high-end video cards. Is gaming possible on these instances? The short answer: yes. The long answer: depends on your internet connection.
Gaming is absolutely possible on an Amazon EC2 instance and this guide will walk you through setting up an instance of your own. The g2.2xlarge instance, with 8 vCPU, 15 GB of RAM, and a graphics card roughly equivalent to a GeForce GTX 970, is easily able to play most any game on max, or near max, graphics settings. The only limitation is your internet connection’s ability to keep up with the streaming and the additional latency that playing remotely will add. So, it might not be the best choice for something fast-paced (such as a FPS), but you’d be surprised at how well it does work. It even has the added benefit of letting you play Windows games on Mac or Linux!

more at: https://nexus.vert.gg/gaming-on-amazon-s....dbxehitpn
anyone ever tried it? blink.gif
03-20-2017, 01:12 PM #2
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Never heard of it, but that is really interesting.
Could be fun on a cheap laptop with a good internet connection.


03-20-2017, 04:24 PM #3
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Interesting find, playing Windows games on Linux would be nice.


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