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Steam Machines will use AMD and Intel chips too

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 12 Oct 2013 17:26 User comments (2)

Steam Machines will use AMD and Intel chips too Valve has clarified that its Steam Machines will use graphics chips from AMD and Intel too, despite its own prototype models using NVIDIA chips exclusively.
The prototype units all use NVIDIA cards for graphics, and will ship to testers ahead of the launch of commercial Steam Machines next year. Intel and AMD are also invited to the Steam Machines party, it has been confirmed.

"Although the graphics hardware that we've selected for the first wave of prototypes is a variety of Nvidia cards, that is not an indication that Steam Machines are Nvidia-only," Valve marketing director, Doug Lombardi, said in an interview with Maximum PC.

"In 2014, there will be Steam Machines commercially available with graphics hardware made by AMD, Nvidia, and Intel. Valve has worked closely together with all three of these companies on optimising their hardware for SteamOS, and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future."

(via: GI.biz)

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2 user comments

112.10.2013 23:04

Steam machines will have Intel video??? Intel can hardly handle playing Blu-Ray, hardly an ideal situation for a gaming system.



213.10.2013 15:51

@KillerBug
i am guessing this is for a very cheap variant that can be placed in a living room to stream what is going on from a more powerful pc
in a work room (just an example). intels graphics should be enough for that and HD video streaming.

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