Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
I realize what I'm saying. At this point, current gen, I'm correct in saying it. Valve needs to be very careful here and not promise too much with Steambox. People expecting to install Windows and have a good gaming experience will be disappointed.
Just as a very rough estimate, You can build a computer with a Ivy Bridge dual core and a AMD 7770 for under $500. This computer is able to run Crysis 2 at Very High with 30 fps on 1080p TVs.
With regards to the Steambox running Linux, I think that if Valve keeps pushing Linux like they are, there'll be a decent sized library of Linux-compatible titles for release. Every single Valve game will be available, along with the other 100+ games already working on Linux, and the other 200+ on the way. I think that's more than enough to compete with the Xbone and the PS4. Linux gamers make up 1.85% of Steam users right now, and just from April to May, that has gone up .22%.