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    Default ZOTAC Announces Steam Machine SN970, Powered By SteamOS

    Phoronix: ZOTAC Announces Steam Machine SN970, Powered By SteamOS

    The latest excitement this week for Linux gamers is hardware vendor ZOTAC announcing today the Steam Machine SN970, their new living room PC powered by the Debian-based SteamOS...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...am-Machine-970

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    Michael, it will actually be released with a Skylake Intel CPU, not Broadwell.

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    With those kind of specs I'm betting it will cost around 800 or probably more.

    I honestly don't understand this. If these are suppose to be pc-like consoles then they should be priced as such. Why would anyone want this when you could build a PC from scratch that would probably be cheaper?

    I'm still waiting for a Steam Machine that costs 400 (controller included) and beats or is equal in power to the PS4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidar View Post
    With those kind of specs I'm betting it will cost around 800 or probably more.

    I honestly don't understand this. If these are suppose to be pc-like consoles then they should be priced as such. Why would anyone want this when you could build a PC from scratch that would probably be cheaper?

    I'm still waiting for a Steam Machine that costs 400 (controller included) and beats or is equal in power to the PS4
    Shouldn't be hard in year or two.

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    So, judging by the name, it will likely have either a GTX 970 or 970M for the GPU. I figure it will be out no sooner than November, given that the controllers won't be out until then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carewolf View Post
    Shouldn't be hard in year or two.
    gee, thanks. I guess I'll have to suck on my thumb before a 400 steam machine comes so I can start playing games. Meanwhile the PS4 will be 300 by then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidar View Post
    With those kind of specs I'm betting it will cost around 800 or probably more.

    I honestly don't understand this. If these are suppose to be pc-like consoles then they should be priced as such. Why would anyone want this when you could build a PC from scratch that would probably be cheaper?

    I'm still waiting for a Steam Machine that costs 400 (controller included) and beats or is equal in power to the PS4
    Consoles have AMD CPU with integrated AMD GPU and DDR5 memory. PC hardware has integrated GPUs about 50% slower.

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    PS4 has memory bandwidth 176 GB/s. PC with integrated GPU, Iris Pro like cache and quad channel DDR4 wouldn't probably have comparable graphics performance.
    Last edited by JS987; 03-04-2015 at 12:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vidar View Post
    With those kind of specs I'm betting it will cost around 800 or probably more.

    I honestly don't understand this. If these are suppose to be pc-like consoles then they should be priced as such. Why would anyone want this when you could build a PC from scratch that would probably be cheaper?

    I'm still waiting for a Steam Machine that costs 400 (controller included) and beats or is equal in power to the PS4
    A modern 300$ notebook already beats in power the PS4.

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    I dont really get what valves problems are, steam maschines was supposed to come out in the beginning 2014 now they will come MAYBE November 2015. longest delay in computer industrie ever.

    if they fail any more if its not to late they dont have only to compete with the ps4 and xbox one, it looks even this nvidia shield garbage with completly locked down proprietary systems will have thousends of users and the "linux" will fail because valve was to slow.

    the software side is there, they can release games to linux no problem with taht, since at least a year now, how long can it take to build that fuckin controller 3 years 4 years?

    Thousends of zealots will buy this nvidia garbage and then never buy a amd card again becasue nvidia build a antifeature to block nvidia computers from streaming ability.

    Its bad enough that on phones you have to use android and thats today the freeest solution, I cant stand android on the gaming market. from one monopolist (microsoft) to 2 other bastard monopolistic companies google and nvidia no thanx, but valve helps them to suceed.

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