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Here's the first dozen companies making third-party Steam Machines.Cheers to CES

#1zerooo0Posted 1/6/2014 7:07:46 AM
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/here-s-the-first-dozen-companies-making-third-party-steam-machines/1100-6416942/

Hopefully we can see some of these in action at CES. Disappointed that Asus is skipping out on the first round, but hopefully these things take off so maybe they will join next year.
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#2ATARIJAWAPosted 1/6/2014 7:10:05 AM
All Steam Machines are 3rd party except for the beta machines that Valve put together.
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#3SinisterSlayPosted 1/6/2014 7:22:06 AM
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.
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#4zerooo0(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 7:34:54 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.


It would be great competition if NVidia & Valve partner up for some Steam Machines that can compete with the PS4/X1 if they could beat them in the specs, which they can easily do, and the price which will be the harder thing for them to do, but if they can throw in a 780GPU, and the specs built around that for a $500-$600 package then that could be a really great incentive for us console owners to switch.
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#5ATARIJAWAPosted 1/6/2014 7:38:30 AM
zerooo0 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.


It would be great competition if NVidia & Valve partner up for some Steam Machines that can compete with the PS4/X1 if they could beat them in the specs, which they can easily do, and the price which will be the harder thing for them to do, but if they can throw in a 780GPU, and the specs built around that for a $500-$600 package then that could be a really great incentive for us console owners to switch.


The cheapest one (IBUYPOWER's) already has specs that beat both consoles and is the same price as an xbox one.
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#6SinisterSlayPosted 1/6/2014 7:41:45 AM
ATARIJAWA posted...
zerooo0 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.


It would be great competition if NVidia & Valve partner up for some Steam Machines that can compete with the PS4/X1 if they could beat them in the specs, which they can easily do, and the price which will be the harder thing for them to do, but if they can throw in a 780GPU, and the specs built around that for a $500-$600 package then that could be a really great incentive for us console owners to switch.


The cheapest one (IBUYPOWER's) already has specs that beat both consoles and is the same price as an xbox one.

And won't work properly on Linux.
It's like the Coby kyros Tablet, decent hardware, but the software was so ridiculously bad that it killed it.


Personally I'd be willing to pay more for a better experience, so it doesn't have to cost 500. I'd be willing up to 1000. I've paid over 1000 for a gaming laptop, it doesn't seem unreasonable to get a good gaming machine for that price.
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#7zerooo0(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 7:44:03 AM
ATARIJAWA posted...
zerooo0 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.


It would be great competition if NVidia & Valve partner up for some Steam Machines that can compete with the PS4/X1 if they could beat them in the specs, which they can easily do, and the price which will be the harder thing for them to do, but if they can throw in a 780GPU, and the specs built around that for a $500-$600 package then that could be a really great incentive for us console owners to switch.


The cheapest one (IBUYPOWER's) already has specs that beat both consoles and is the same price as an xbox one.


That's an AMD powered one, I'm talking about it would be wise for NVidia to scoop up the SteamMachine market by making it exclusive to them, so they can better compete with the X1/PS4. The IBUYPOWER sounds great, but NVidia would be kind of foolish if they didn't at least try to take advantage of this young market that they can push their own GPUs out to the mainstream audience.
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 1/6/2014 7:49:25 AM
zerooo0 posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
zerooo0 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.


It would be great competition if NVidia & Valve partner up for some Steam Machines that can compete with the PS4/X1 if they could beat them in the specs, which they can easily do, and the price which will be the harder thing for them to do, but if they can throw in a 780GPU, and the specs built around that for a $500-$600 package then that could be a really great incentive for us console owners to switch.


The cheapest one (IBUYPOWER's) already has specs that beat both consoles and is the same price as an xbox one.


That's an AMD powered one, I'm talking about it would be wise for NVidia to scoop up the SteamMachine market by making it exclusive to them, so they can better compete with the X1/PS4. The IBUYPOWER sounds great, but NVidia would be kind of foolish if they didn't at least try to take advantage of this young market that they can push their own GPUs out to the mainstream audience.


Yeah but nVIdia don't appear to be marketing geniuses or particularly interested in targeting consoles.
That could change but I think it's more likely nVidia will stick to their high prices and once again price themselves out of the market.
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#9zerooo0(Topic Creator)Posted 1/6/2014 7:54:08 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
zerooo0 posted...
ATARIJAWA posted...
zerooo0 posted...
SinisterSlay posted...
Hopefully these other companies will be a bit smarter and go nVidia. Using AMD is just stupid, they have lousy Linux support and lousy OpenGL support. Going with AMD is just begging to have the steambox fail.
If Valve was smart they would block AMD hardware until AMD get's their acts together and makes some Linux drivers.


It would be great competition if NVidia & Valve partner up for some Steam Machines that can compete with the PS4/X1 if they could beat them in the specs, which they can easily do, and the price which will be the harder thing for them to do, but if they can throw in a 780GPU, and the specs built around that for a $500-$600 package then that could be a really great incentive for us console owners to switch.


The cheapest one (IBUYPOWER's) already has specs that beat both consoles and is the same price as an xbox one.


That's an AMD powered one, I'm talking about it would be wise for NVidia to scoop up the SteamMachine market by making it exclusive to them, so they can better compete with the X1/PS4. The IBUYPOWER sounds great, but NVidia would be kind of foolish if they didn't at least try to take advantage of this young market that they can push their own GPUs out to the mainstream audience.


Yeah but nVIdia don't appear to be marketing geniuses or particularly interested in targeting consoles.
That could change but I think it's more likely nVidia will stick to their high prices and once again price themselves out of the market.


True the high prices are a pain, and NVidia would definitely have to negotiate with Valve, and other 3rd Party Developers for them to somehow make a profit. If what you say is true though about AMD poor optimization with Linux then it should be a win, win for NVidia if they get in the market while it's young. If I remember correctly their are a few Steam Machines that Valve is building that have 780, & Titan GPUs in them, but I think those where the higher end models which it would be ideal to have affordable $400(Stretching it, but it would make waves through the industry)- $600.
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#10water1111Posted 1/6/2014 7:54:49 AM
********** pointless.
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