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I bet a top of the line FM2 board trinity apu from AMD will be powering this thing. 500gb hdd and just basic case, good for steam, microsoft must die.
post #82 of 161
If this thing only has to push 1080p at a decent framerate with more eye candy features than what we can expect from current console games, and come to market at a sub $300 (USD) price I think this will be a hit. And being a PC at its heart you could throw something like XMBC on it and have a full media content/streaming suite.
post #83 of 161
You never know, it could be a haswell BGA based system with GT3 IGPU (Should be faster than 7660D)

Would be cheap, cool and pretty damn snappy for the majority of games.
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You never know, it could be a haswell BGA based system with GT3 IGPU (Should be faster than 7660D)
Would be cheap, cool and pretty damn snappy for the majority of games.

you think a gt3 igpu will be faster then a 7660d ? I have some ocean front property in new mexico I'd like to sell you.
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You never know, it could be a haswell BGA based system with GT3 IGPU (Should be faster than 7660D)
Would be cheap, cool and pretty damn snappy for the majority of games.

you think a gt3 igpu will be faster then a 7660d ? I have some ocean front property in new mexico I'd like to sell you.

I'd imagine it'd be pretty close, Intel seems like it wants to fully beat AMD with Broadwell though.
    
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Still very skeptical about this.
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Why would they use a server/hobbyist/joke OS (nix) over the world's greatest and most popular gaming OS (Windows)? Valve owes all of it's successes to Microsoft, Windows, and DirectX yet Gabe seems to have nothing but distaste for Microsoft. Well I for one look forward to watching Valve's new Anti-Microsoft pro-linux approach fail. Steambox or whatever it's called is going to fail so hard, oh god I really can't wait for 2014 and all of the "I told you so's".
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Why would they use a server/hobbyist/joke OS (nix) over the world's greatest and most popular gaming OS (Windows)? Valve owes all of it's successes to Microsoft, Windows, and DirectX yet Gabe seems to have nothing but distaste for Microsoft. Well I for one look forward to watching Valve's new Anti-Microsoft pro-linux approach fail. Steambox or whatever it's called is going to fail so hard, oh god I really can't wait for 2014 and all of the "I told you so's".

Have you been living under a rock? tongue.gif

Microsoft moved to make it harder and more expensive to get your software on windows. Then you have the challenge of licensing. If valve approached Microsoft and said "oh, we want to make a console to compete with your xbox. Oh, we want to use windows too...". No chance.

I personally don't care for Linux myself, but it's hard to not see the benefits for a console based on it.
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To the people saying Vavle should use Wine for porting games, I am curious if that would be legal for them to do?
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To the people saying Vavle should use Wine for porting games, I am curious if that would be legal for them to do?

Yep, it's a clean room implementation of the Win32 API and Oracle v Google proved that you can't copyright an API.

Plus, other companies have been using Wine to make Mac ports for years.
    
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