Originally Posted by Asmodian
This is being done, Shadow Tech
, only $300 a year for a forever modern gaming PC.
Latency is always the issue. A lot of people are on networks that would not be good enough for cloud solutions, however good they can get their software and hardware. We need a major last mile build of fiber to solve it, and even then it cannot get faster than light. For major cities near their own data centers these solutions could work very well.
Bandwidth is also an issue. HDMI 2.0 can't handle 10 bit 4:4:4 [email protected]
with 14.4 Gb/s. With much less bandwidth being enough to satisfy the majority who use it for streaming lower quality compressed media, there may not be adequate demand to fund the infrastructure upgrades necessary to give an artifact free 4k signal.
Maybe in the distant future this speed will be available, but by comparison, 8k tvs have been selling for a while and there will be pcs that can play at that resolution long before that.
On a sidenote, my Fury Nitro connected to my projector, and the one in my daughter's pc can't stream whatever the Disney+ service is putting out without occasional second to multiple second hangs in video, but audio continues uninterrupted. Other streaming sources are fine. My Nvidia and Broadwell M igpu can handle Disney+ flawlessly, and the picture quality is very nice. The 6w Broadwell tablet doesn't even see moderate cpu or gpu use. Might be a codec thing for those old gpus. I'll try some different browsers today to see if that helps.
Edit: Also I think Intel is doing a good job of making this Xe look like it has the potential to just steamroller the competition in raw performance. If it will release close to some awesome 3080ti, but later, I will wait to see what it can do before buying either.
Edit#2 Nevermind about the Furys and Disney+, Firefox doesn't hitch, just Edge. The same way on 2 different pcs though, but an easy fix. I believe both pcs are running W10 1903.