So I just heard about this service.
Immediately signed up and started using the highest package (2 units/hour).
Download speed? FAST. 100M/s+ in each app/client.
I/O? Well, it's mixed? For some reason Steam and programs download fast, yet, when I/O is needed during a game, the game can lock up waiting for I/O. This might be a beta thing. Annoying, though.
Internet connection? Blazing fast downloads, but sometimes.. see below.
Internet connection have micro drop outs. My connection has 0 drop outs checked with WinMTR to multiple targets and I have only 1ms fluctuation. Meaning my connection is rock solid. Yet, the feed locks up in "fast moving" games from time to time. One example of this is ArcheAge, but it happened in Squad, Just Cause 3, The Division. The feed stops for a solid few seconds randomly.
The input lag also seems quite high.
The encoding quality is horrible. Anytime you move quick, or there is a moving scene, you get artifacts, like having VLC on a slow PC playing a good video.
- The CPU/GPU performance. I see that the CPU is a strong model. But maybe the VPS is just overloaded - you can't really check this.
But the GPU. Oh my god.
My laptop has a GTX880M, a very weak, outdated and gimped GTX760.
So I was stoked. FINALLY I can play games on High/Ultra!
So I thought.
ArcheAge - 45-50 FPS
Just Cause 3 - 15-18 FPS on mid-high
I mean, wow. I am not making up these numbers, check yourself.
Can't tell it's a XEN issue, or just the Nvidia chip weak, but something is very wrong here.
Now I am a big fan. I was waiting for this service I ever tried OnLive.
But then I made a mistake. A big mistake.
I tried out Gaikai.
Oh my god. I will never forget.
1920x1080 full HD @ 60 FPS with NO INPUT LAG.
Can't remember the trial game it allowed me to play, it was Battlefield (BC) probably, but oh my god. I could not believe that it was streamed. There was literally no noticeable input lag, the game was maxed out, and the framerate was a rock solid 60 FPS.
So I am a bit spoiled here. I could do with OnLive level of service (stable connection, no drop outs, no artifacts - perfect picture quality, and the same level of input lag as we have now.)
But I am sad to say that LS is OnLive with a few more drawbacks.
I will keep subscribing though, because I waited for so much, and this would be the best thing since sliced bread. Just hoping that these will get fixed.