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Submitted by newsguy 187d ago | news

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. (PC, Tech, Valve)

TheEnigma313  +   187d 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.
Pillsbury1  +   187d ago
Mantle
SlapHappyJesus  +   187d 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.
4logpc  +   187d ago
So they really just are pcs in cases made to fit under a tv.
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kratos_TheGoat  +   187d ago
i can the prices between 400-600 U.S dollars
wishingW3L  +   187d 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.
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edqe  +   187d ago
Yes, Steam Machines are PCs. Just install SteamOS to your gaming rig and you have Steam Machine - that's what Valve is saying.
chasegarcia  +   187d ago
I think the point is to eventually get rid of windows or the pc form factor.
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Pandamobile  +   187d 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!
Marc20110  +   187d 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.
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jeffgoldwin  +   186d 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.

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