Originally Posted by monstercameron
I dont know if DX11 compliance matters in an opengl/mantle world.
You're right, it's not DirectX that matters in this case (although you will be free to install whatever OS you want), but the underlying hardware features that provide a modern gaming experience, like for example having a tessellator and support for OpenCL. DirectX 11 compliant hardware also means that it's OpenGL 4, all the way to the current OpenGL 4.4 compliant. It was more in that sense I was talking about. Not to mention Intel's HD 4000 brought quite a big improvement in performance compared to HD 3000.
Originally Posted by Mygaffer
Well really Nvidia isn't even a launch partner, these are the prototype machines. As per Valve's statement the commercially available machines launching next year will feature hardware from everyone.
Oh, you know what I mean, from a PR point of view Nvidia is
the launch partner right now. The company that was next to Valve for the big announcement.Edited by tpi2007 - 10/9/13 at 9:32pm