Are the cheaper Steam machines on par with the current gen consoles (PS4, Xbox1)

#1ZiggiStardustPosted 1/8/2014 12:55:58 PM
80/80

http://kotaku.com/from-alienware-to-zotac-all-the-steam-machines-with-sp-1495960379
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#2ZiggiStardust(Topic Creator)Posted 1/8/2014 1:40:15 PM
Oh right, this is the X1 board. Probably the least knowledgeable board of them all. My mistake. I'll close this topic. I'll let you get back to your CoD and bigoted slander.
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#3xHuckleberryPosted 1/8/2014 1:41:33 PM
Get back to your corner, punk.
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#4rusty12000Posted 1/8/2014 1:43:00 PM
Looks like the Steam Machine will blow the "next gen" consoles out of the water.
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#5theshovellerPosted 1/8/2014 1:45:57 PM(edited)
The Cyberpower one probably is, given it's an i5 and a GeForce 760 or so GPU. The other "lower-end ones" don't really give you any specifics to determine if they are or not, mainly because they have their hardware listed as something generic and a "TBD" for "to be determined."

But, we're not knowledgeable about that sort of thing, are we?


Edit: For comparison, my system uses an i7... I want to say 3600k? GeForce 760 in it, 16 gigs of RAM, and it can play pretty much anything I throw at it on ultra settings with a fairly smooth framerate. Those games that aren't 60 FPS minimum usually hover around 45 FPS. So yeah, these would be able to put out at least the same graphics, as long as they don't pick something really bad to put in those "TBD" bits.
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#6WeirdShroomPosted 1/8/2014 1:52:16 PM
I don't get it....they are still Steam based, so don't get the console exclusives. And having so many versions destroys the "not confusing" factor. And you can still build a better PC for cheaper if you do the work.

How does this change anything?
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#7rusty12000Posted 1/8/2014 1:57:35 PM
WeirdShroom posted...
I don't get it....they are still Steam based, so don't get the console exclusives. And having so many versions destroys the "not confusing" factor. And you can still build a better PC for cheaper if you do the work.

How does this change anything?


Steam has A LOT of exclusives, they are just not as well advertised. Launching with over 150 games will look great compared to the 10 games that the PS4/Xbox one has.
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#8theshovellerPosted 1/8/2014 1:57:52 PM
WeirdShroom posted...
I don't get it....they are still Steam based, so don't get the console exclusives. And having so many versions destroys the "not confusing" factor. And you can still build a better PC for cheaper if you do the work.

How does this change anything?


The only thing I can see it changing, if anything, is people who get fed up with paying fees to play a game online going the "cheap Steambox" route, feeling like they flipped "the Man" the bird or something, until eventually publishers see the market and decide to start charging players for use of their own servers (or for the server tools, for games that get hosted locally from one machine.) Which may or may not happen - who knows.

Plus, I'd guess these systems are mainly for people who either don't have the knowledge or don't want the hassle of having to piece a system together off sites like Newegg. In that respect, a $500 Steambox isn't too bad, let alone an i5 with a GTX 760 in it. To quote Scooter, "it may not be a purdy as a blushing bride on Prom night, but she'll get you where you wanna go.... maybe even alive. Git you one!"
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