How to play new games on a weak computer

Computers can not afford

A major upgrade or purchase of a powerful gaming computer with today’s ruble is comparable to the purchase of a used car.

  • Budget GeForce GTX 1060 + average Core i5 will cost about 40 thousand rubles.
  • The average GeForce GTX 1070 + older Core i5K or junior Core i7K is around 60 thousand rubles.
  • Top GeForce GTX 1080 + revealing its older Core i7K will ease the purse for 80 and more thousand rubles.

Adding a mother, cooling, RAM, SSD, case, power supply, monitor (in the case of the GTX 1080 they take a 4K screen, otherwise the sense is lost), accessories, and the price of the initial configuration of the current components with a good reserve for the future reaches 80 thousand rubles . Serednyachok is over 100-120 thousand. The cost of a top-end game assembly is even scary.

System requirements in games are growing, there is no money for new computers or an upgrade for people, and this is the result:

  • Over the past three years, the proportion of eligible gaming computers and laptops in the population has declined from 23 to 5%.
  • 76% of gamers are not satisfied with the power of their computers.
  • 48% of gamers are deprived of the opportunity to invest in upgrading the computer, and modernization of more than 20 thousand rubles can afford only 6% of fans of games.

What to do? Credit? The toad will suffocate, the wife will not understand. To save – for a long time, but I want to play now. Reconcile and play what pulls the current computer? No. Modern technologies come to the rescue.

Gaming computer as a service

You use cloud storages, mail, instant messengers, social networks and so on. Their work is provided by data centers. You send and receive data, and remote servers handle processing and storage.

The Playkey service, which will be discussed, offers the same data centers, but for games. You play as usual, only the game is launched and processed on a powerful server, sharpened for graphics.

And how, actually, to play, if the server is somewhere far away, and you are at home? Through the Internet, of course.

The user’s computer sends management commands to the server, the server processes it and sends back the video stream, which even a very weak computer can cope with.

Simply put, Playkey is the most powerful gaming computer on a very, very long wire for rent.

In general, the idea of ​​remote gaming computers arose long ago, but projects were bent for one simple reason: the server capacity was sufficient, but the normal Internet people did not have.

Without a wide channel to the network to get a high-quality picture with a minimum ping does not work, but now in any provincial town there is a fiber optic Internet with a good ping. Even in our Ulyanovsk providers offer 30-50 megabits per apartment for less than 500 rubles, and for Playkey, 5-10 megabits are enough.

And what about the games?

Playkey supports more than 150 games, including all current single-user and multi-user AAA bestsellers like GTA V, Witcher 3, Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, Dark Souls III, Far Cry Primal, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, World of Tanks and others. greatest hits. New items are added very quickly right after the release.

To play through Playkey you will use your own game accounts Steam, or Uplay (Origin, unfortunately, is not yet supported).

Accordingly, if the game is paid or with a paid subscription, it must be purchased using your gaming account.

For thought: Playkey is the official gaming distributor. When buying or pre-ordering some games through Playkey, you can get nice bonuses like free game time or in-game nishtyakov.

How to start using Playkey

  1. Create a Playkey account.
  2. Download and install the Playkey client on your computer.
  3. Choose a tariff.
  4. Immediately play.

A separate charm is that the games are already installed on Playkey servers, that is, you do not need to download and wait.


Trial Training “trial” includes 60 minutes of the game and costs only 70 rubles (or even 35 rubles, if the action is valid). Ideal for reviewing and testing the quality of service.

Monthly subscription costs 590 rubles (or 390 rubles per share when paying by card or Yandex.Money) and includes 4,200 minutes of play (if divided by 30 days, then it turns out 140 minutes a day – more than enough, if you do not frank zadrot). If the limit is exceeded, you can buy packs of 1,200 minutes for 200 rubles.

For hardcore gamers there is a half-year subscription for 2,940 rubles with a limit of 4,200 minutes per month and the ability to buy 1,200 minutes for 200 rubles.

Can you really play?

As you see, really. Even on a nettop, even on a MacBook. The sensations are remarkable, there are no interruptions, everything is smooth and detailed. The delay is the same as in any online game on the European server, and often even less, because, in addition to Germany and Ireland, Playkey has servers in Russia, and in particular in Moscow. Play very comfortable. The main thing is to have a normal internet.

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