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post #41 of 247
There's more to getting a good gaming experience then having theoretically stronger hardware. I don't think I'd want to use a $450 Steam Machine over a console.

Getting sub-par gaming equipment to run games well takes experience. The person coming from console to PC won't have that experience.

*What upcoming AAA games will support Steam OS? Not really keeping up with it.


Steam needs guidelines for making Steam Machines. There should be at best 2 categories, at worst 3.

I'd go for something like,

Radical - i3, x60 GPU (2gb vram), 8gb ram
Boosted - i5, x70 gpu (4gb Vram), 8gb ram
Extreme - i7, x80 gpu (4gb Vram) 16gb ram (maybe not even have this level)

Keep the options lite. When a console player looks at Steam Machines and see's 30 options ranging from $450 - $3,000+ they're going say screw that and buy a PS4.
Edited by Chargeit - 11/7/15 at 6:49am
     
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post #42 of 247
Outperform? Sure, on select games. More capable of performing? No.

The multiplat and PC development and optimization paradigm will hold a "same-price-point" PC back from being as capable as a console, at least for a while until higher performance parts become cheaper as the generation goes on.
post #43 of 247
Maybe we should wait until this hardware is released before making performance judgements and not rely on vague speculation. redface.gif
post #44 of 247
id rather have a ps4 if I was in that "steam box or ps4" scenario ..
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HW doesn't matter if it roughly produces at least the same experience as the PS4. How the UI and software works... that's the big thing.
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I don't know why would people buy those. But I hope it will result in games and drivers being better on Linux.
post #47 of 247
Of course Gabe says this, he wants the whole world tied to Valve FOREVER!!!!
post #48 of 247
Quote:
Originally Posted by MoorishBrutha View Post

I hope the Steam Machine becomes successful because it will kill off two of my enemies: Microsoft and Consoles. Consoles need to go because they are holding back PC Gaming and Microsoft has too much of a control of PC Gaming with Windows, case in point- forcing PC Gamers to upgrade to the spyware known as Windows 10.

For everytime I hear this I wish I had a nickle. I'd be rich! Consoles are not holding PC Gaming back. It's reversed. Why do you think Consoles are more PC like now? PC is holding Consoles back. People have to design software and hardware to around many platforms to sell more titles and there for they are not optimized specifically for one system. Not just optimized but designed!

Nintendo has relevent gaming still on it's 2001 processor still being used today!
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2 years later....

$450 for an i3-4130T processor, 4gb of ram, 500gb hd, and a "leveraged GTX 860M"




This a joke?
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Originally Posted by MoorishBrutha View Post

I hope the Steam Machine becomes successful because it will kill off two of my enemies: Microsoft and Consoles. Consoles need to go because they are holding back PC Gaming and Microsoft has too much of a control of PC Gaming with Windows, case in point- forcing PC Gamers to upgrade to the spyware known as Windows 10.

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Nintendo has relevent gaming still on it's 2001 processor still being used today!

The unification of game architecture is a bad thing now?
You want games to cost even more to develop and have an even smaller audience?

The PS4 is totally underpowered compared to what the PS3 was in 2006, but the games look great, and developers are happier with the environment than ever before, and with this architecture Sony can actually afford to release new hardware while going through rough times.
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