(Yicai Global) Dec. 18 -- Silicon Valley-based Nvidia will collaborate with Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings to inaugurate a cloud-gaming service platform named 'START' to bring cloud PC gaming to China, the US tech firm focusing on artificial-intelligence computing announced today, online news portal Sinanews reported.
Nvidia's central processing units will support the Shenzhen-based firm's game platform, Jensen Huang, Nvidia's chief executive, stated at the GPU (graphics processing unit) Technology Conference held today in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.
Tencent also announced the formal launch of this service on its official START cloud-gaming account on China's Twitter-like Weibo. The platform aims to serve millions of users and to offer them the same experience as when they play console games. Even players using low-performance terminals can gain access to the service, which supports personal computers, Apple's Mac-series devices and both iOS and Android operating systems, as well as smart televisions, pre-booking websites show.
The two will also set up a joint gaming-themed innovation lab, the US company announced, and will explore new AI gaming and game engine optimization applications.
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