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  • #16
    Link to patent for controller by valve

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    • #17
      Originally posted by sarmad View Post
      3- Steam machines will have Nvidia GPUs. Why do I think so? Because Nvidia made some statements earlier this year against consoles and that PCs are the way to go, which indicates that they could've had a deal with Valve. Nvidia also paid more attention to their Linux drivers lately and their surprise move few days ago to open their GPU documentations also points in this direction.
      This suggests there will be Intel (without additional graphic card) configurations as well: Other boxes will optimize for size, price, quietness, or other factors.
      Last edited by Pawlerson; 09-25-2013, 03:04 PM.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Serge View Post
        Why do you believe that Steam Machines will be performance-to-price competitive with the PS4 and XB1? Those consoles are being manufactured in massive scale. Do you really feel that the use of commodity hardware will be enough to overcome that advantage?
        Does it matter so much? Steam Machines will be much more powerful, that's for sure. Steambox will unite the easiness of consoles and power of computers.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Serge View Post
          Why do you believe that Steam Machines will be performance-to-price competitive with the PS4 and XB1? Those consoles are being manufactured in massive scale. Do you really feel that the use of commodity hardware will be enough to overcome that advantage?
          No, but the price for PS4 and XB1 should also cover the investments MS and Sony make on their OSes, whereas Steam is picking up a free OS. Also, the use of commodity hardware should help reduce the price.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
            This suggests there will be Intel (without additional graphic card) configurations as well: Other boxes will optimize for size, price, quietness, or other factors.
            Agree. Intel is a good player in the open source world, so it's only logical for Valve to target them.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by sarmad View Post
              No, but the price for PS4 and XB1 should also cover the investments MS and Sony make on their OSes, whereas Steam is picking up a free OS. Also, the use of commodity hardware should help reduce the price.
              MS and Sony sell their boxes at a massive loss. There's no way a Steam Machine is going to compete on price.

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              • #22
                It's amazing to see that many Linux users now think that Valve actually owes them something that they didn't know existed 3 days ago...

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                • #23
                  Based on the icons I would think Friday's announcement would be software-related. SteamOS + integration w/ another OS (Android?)? SteamOS + Source 2? SteamOS + a game?

                  If it's a controller announcement I'll hang myself. A controller doesn't even garner a press release.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by johnc View Post
                    MS and Sony sell their boxes at a massive loss. There's no way a Steam Machine is going to compete on price.
                    Didn't they mention that this gen they won't be making a loss on the consoles?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by BreezeDM View Post
                      Nice catch!

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by BreezeDM View Post
                        Great find !

                        I see what they are doing...they married a gamepad with a trackball that will do the the work of a mouse as a precision aiming device !


                        Not only that but it's modular making it possible to modify if you play mainly racing cars games for example, well done Valve !

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                        • #27
                          Right now AMD is showing the nextgen Radeon GPUs live at their event.

                          Word is going around that they will announce drastically improved AMD Linux drivers later during the event. That would be within the next hour or so.

                          http://www.livestream.com/newchannel...=amdlivestream

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                          • #28
                            My body is ready!!

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Pawlerson View Post
                              This suggests there will be Intel (without additional graphic card) configurations as well: Other boxes will optimize for size, price, quietness, or other factors.
                              If valve go with any INTEL gpu they will be the laughing stock of the gaming world.

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                              • #30
                                nVidia hyping Valve, Linux and SteamOS: http://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2013/09...r-living-room/

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