I can’t imagine myself recommending or paying for LiquidSky ever if this is all you can get. It’s a horrible experience. Yes the technology is interesting and it’s pretty nice what has been achieved when you think about it. But as a user experience - it’s not something I’d even consider paying for. The quality at which you get to play your games is too low to justify the price.
It’s not exactly the quality that the issue lies, it’s game stability. Framerates are rarely around 60fps even for not too CPU intensive games. The GPU is more than capable, but is held down by the measly 2.6GHz.
As an example Heroes of the Storm on the lowest settings and an outdated 1366x768 resolution can’t get anywhere near a stable 30fps. 30fps is already pretty bad, but even that can’t be achieved on the lowest possible settings besides resolution.
(I’d like to emphasize that the FPS counter in the screenshot is in a very uneventful moment and could be considered a minor peak. Normal gameplay hovers between 14-25fps leaning more towards the lower part of that range)
What’s also seriously concerning is LiquidSky claiming the Sky PC is in Frankfurt, Germany. The ping from there should be between 20-50 in most cases. In the screenshot it’s way higher than that, which is a pretty serious problem.
I can give props to LiquidSky for the recent input latency optimizations, there’s a huge positive difference from last time but with such a high ping a generous portion of the optimizations vanish from a user’s perspective.
Not to mention all the latency created from inconsistent frametimes because of the CPU being overloaded and trying to catch up constantly.
TLDR: LiquidSky doesn’t seem attractive as a product due to low CPU clock speed. For the amount you pay, it’s expected to get a computer capable of running games smoothly, not barely be able to run games at all.