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Valve Steam machines are not Nvidia exclusive, will also house Intel & AMD cards

Friday, 11th October 2013 08:47 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve’s Doug Lombrdi has downplayed rumours that the company’s Steam machine rigs will not ship as Nvidia exclusive rigs. AMD and Intel versions of the SteamOS-powered hardware are also set to be revealed.

It follows Valve’s release of >these Steam machine specs, which list on board Nvidia Titan GPUs. It sparked rumours that Nvidia had exclusivity on the rigs.

Lombardi spoke with >Maximum PC to address the rumour, stating, “Last week, we posted some technical specs of our first wave of Steam Machine prototypes. 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.

“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 optimizing their hardware for SteamOS, and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.”

Valve and Nvidia have collaborated to create the SteamOS platform, but this does not lock the Steam machines to the card manufacturer’s brand.

Meanwhile, Team Meat’s TOmmy Refenes has called Valve’s Steam controller, a “great start.” >Get his hands-on feedback here.

Via >Polygon.

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7 Comments

  1. Pytox

    nice optimization from all companies for SteamOS :)

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    “Valve’s Doug Lombrdi has downplayed rumours that the company’s Steam machine rigs will not ship as Nvidia exclusive rigs.”

    Dave, you might want to revise that sentence. Reads as if Lombardi is downplaying the non-exclusivity, rather than the exclusivity :)

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Panthro

    Wheeeeey, now all the AMD fantards can sit down and stop crying.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. archaven

    Gabe is doing the right thing and Microsoft is in a sinking boat.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Panthro

    @4

    Gabe <3

    #5 1 year ago
  6. pcbros

    Even Mr. Whiskers knows that “greatness awaits” from the Steam Machine…

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DennoCoil

    Lets crack the shit out of the OS and outsource everything to all the other Linux Distro’s. Fuck SteamOS.

    #7 1 year ago

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