- Oct 31, 2008
- 1,332 (0.32/day)
- Portland, OR
|Motherboard||ASUS ROG Strix X470-F Gaming|
|Memory||G.SKILL Flare X Series 16GB DDR4 3466|
|Video Card(s)||EVGA 980ti FTW|
|Storage||(OS)Samsung 950 Pro (512GB), (Data) WD Reds|
|Display(s)||24" Dell UltraSharp U2412M|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R5|
|Audio Device(s)||Sennheiser GAME ONE|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA 650 P2|
|Keyboard||Deck Hassium Pro|
|Software||Windows 10 Pro x64|
Pretty much. This is my simple opinion as well.Rubbish. Like Office 360 and every subscription-based software, they are greedy.
Aye. It is disgusting. I pay $50 additional each month just to have unlimited bandwidth through Xfinity. Here we are in 2019 and we are forced to regress in convenience and hinder technological advancement in the name of capital greed.If Google Fiber were still a thing they were pushing out - lots of speed and unlimited data, something like this would be a no brainer for an avid gamer.
Folks with data caps that spend lots of time gaming, not to mention streaming music and videos, won't be able to sustain streaming a video game for very long without hitting or exceeding their data cap.
Between the wife, my 10 year old, 6 year old and myself, we generally average around 650GB a month (more less, depending on the time of year). I don't download games very often - still working on the ones I have installed - so I wouldn't have much wiggle room here to stream a game. If you figure a open-world type game, such as the Assassin Creed games, you can sink countless hours into it. The last AC game I played I easily put 40 hours into it over the course of a month or so.
Folks reporting, according to the past test review on Google's Cloud Streaming here on TPU, upwards of 6-7GB/hour.....that's just brutal! If I were to then spend 40 hours in a month on a AC game, that means I'd probably hit anywhere from 240 to 280GB just for one game.
1 game like that a month could easily push my household to the 1TB datacap on Comcast or past. For a lot of people with datacaps, something like this just isn't feasible anytime soon.