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With a R9 270 it will destroy consoles and $499 price point dam.
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This Valve console approach with linux looks nothing but beginning of its own death (a.k.a THQ)
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Wow a multi-core Amd CPU and R9 270 gpu for $499 is good.But which CPU and how much ram ? I hope 8gb ram and Fx 6300 CPU. I hope this thing becomes popular among console gamers but I doubt it.Should update the hardware say every 2 years to keep the specs from becoming outdated.
    
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can this run with mouse/kb and windows?

would be so sick if it did
Edited by nitrubbb - 11/28/13 at 2:16am
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The lack of AAA titles on Linux ATM is why they are also pushing game streaming from your main Windows PC to your steambox to fill the gap till more Linux AAA titles start arriving.

Personally I am more excited by the possibility that this opens up than the steambox concept itself. Because SteamOS will be free and installable on anything, myself and many others will be installing it on our 1080p capable media player Mini-PC's ( Currently running XBMC in my case) already attached to our 1080p Tv's. With multiseat software setup on the main Windows PC with 6-8 core i7's or xeons and multiple GPU's and multiple Steam accounts sandboxed in software it should be possible for ones loud uber PC to be put in a 'server' closet in the house and for multiple people in the house able to play the latest games at the same time on their own Tv's via their quiet low powered media players.

ie personal Cloud gaming on ones own uber low latency gigabit home network.
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Originally Posted by Calibos View Post

The lack of AAA titles on Linux ATM is why they are also pushing game streaming from your main Windows PC to your steambox to fill the gap till more Linux AAA titles start arriving.
If you build it smile.gif

All Linux gaming really needs now is for AMD to release Mantle for Linux, and straight away there will be a decent amount of AAA games that can easily be ported across.

Here is what DICE's Jonah Andersson (the guy behind Frostibe engine) had to say on this:
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It's "significantly easier" to build an efficient renderer with Mantle than with OpenGL, he explained, and coupling Mantle with Valve's SteamOS in particular would make for a "powerful combination."
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