Since Google Stadia saw the light of day in 2019, the service has been powered by dedicated AMD GPUs. The servers are said to be equipped with AMD Radeon Pro V340 chipsets or similar graphics cards. as such 9to5google Reported, there is now information that Google can add support for additional graphics hardware to the core Immersive Stream service. It should be Nvidia GPUs.
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Notes on modified Linux kernel
The information comes from the modified Linux kernel version used by Google Stadia or Immersive Stream. Of course, this is open source software, so the changes are publicly visible. Last month, Google added a way to provide its Kokoro builder with drivers for Nvidia GPUs to the code. The drivers themselves have not yet been released. It’s not clear if Google is preparing a hardware upgrade for Stadia.
It is also still unclear which Nvidia graphics cards can be used in connection with the game streaming service. Google has not yet released an official statement on the matter. There have been indications for a long time that Stadia is failing and that Google is considering ending the platform. The technology behind the service should remain only in the future. Internally, Stadia’s priority is said to have already been lowered. As part of the Google I/O, it was announced that Google is removing the Games tab from the Store and hiding Stadia in the smart home area.
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