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Valve Says Steam Machines Won’t Be Exclusive to Nvidia

Maximum PC: When Valve finally unwrapped the specs of the 300 beta Steam Machines last week, many assumed that Nvidia would have a lock on Valve’s Linux-based gaming machines. Today though, Valve broke cover yet again telling us that Steam Machines would support the three primary graphics vendors today.

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TheEnigma313988d ago

This is good to hear; I won't get a steam machine because I have a pc, but I prefer the price/power ratio of AMD.

SlapHappyJesus988d ago

There's nothing stopping Nvidia from adopting that same technology.
It might just be a bit before that happens. They aren't going to let AMD run the show with that though.
That difference in performance would definitely hit them when it comes to sales.

4logpc988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

So they really just are pcs in cases made to fit under a tv.

kratos_TheGoat988d ago

i can the prices between 400-600 U.S dollars

wishingW3L988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

Steambox is soooo pointless... Just grab your freaking rig and hook it up to your TV with an HDMI cable and that's it. Now you have a totally custom Steambox.

edqe988d ago

Yes, Steam Machines are PCs. Just install SteamOS to your gaming rig and you have Steam Machine - that's what Valve is saying.

chasegarcia988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

I think the point is to eventually get rid of windows or the pc form factor.

Pandamobile988d ago

Oh nooooooooooooo, Valve is trying to fill a gap in the hardware market by providing an easier entry into PC gaming.

Somebody stop them!

Marc20110988d ago (Edited 988d ago )

This machine needs to be plug and play.
As of right now there are very few games for Linux.
The controller looks interesting.
I only have a iPad for Internet use so I could use a valve box.
The #1 key to if I get this is if a AAA game comes out for my xbox one, it better also come out with a Linux version on steam the same day.
Don't give me this "just stream the game" shit, as I said, I only have a iPad, no PC.

jeffgoldwin987d ago

You do realize pc's have been plug and play for almost a decade now right? That's a very, very old and naïve argument against pc gaming. That one and that argument you cant cannot a pc to a tv. Hdmi ftw.