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Steambox shown at CES!!!!

Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by Psychopath, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    More pictures at the website
    http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/7/3849284/piston-valve-steam-box-xi3
    I'm starting to get excited about this. If they can get the major companies like Rockstar who make pc games second to be more of a priority, I will gladly give up console gaming.
     
  2. SOS

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    I need to see videos of the games being played to make any sort of judgement.

    1 grand is a little steep for something like that to get wide acceptance.
     
  3. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered User

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    Especially seeing that you can build an i7 3770K + Radeon 7870 system for well under that.

    Edit: The premium they're asking for the small form factor to me doesn't seem worth it.
     
  4. gorram

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    That was my first impression, but clearly small form factor and low power is what you are getting for your money. Googled the X7A and this was on first link:

    All that on 40 watts of power that seems too good to believe considering what is typical for gaming PC power supply wattage.
     
  5. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered User

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    Bull-fucking-shit! There's no way that shit could could have a 40W TDP. It's quad core so there's no way it's an Atom seeing that those aren't coming out for a year. Maybe , big maybe, it's a low power AMD quad but even then you'd have to severely underclock it and that's not case here. Hell even if you did and you managed to lower TDP by at least 30W that's just the processor at 40W, ignoring all the other components. I need to know how they're doing this or if they're lying.
     
  6. Voodoo Ben

    Voodoo Ben You gotta wash your ass

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    so, how does it work? will you be able to play PC games on your tv?
     
  7. gorram

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    Thats my thought, obviously everybody is working to make CPU/GPU use less power, which will lead to greater power but come on, its like they leaped forward a few generations.

    Pretty much all levels of computers now come with HDMI out so yes.
     
  8. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    Idk why people give a shit about low powered PC's pump that fucking thing with juice for some pretty visuals.
     
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  9. GrammatonCleric

    GrammatonCleric Registered User

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    Amen.
    All I've ever wanted was a gasoline powered PC. I'd keep Intel and NVidia's greediest units well fed and my cooling system would literally fuck up the local weather. I can dream. . .
     
  10. Wrecktum

    Wrecktum Tounge puncher of fart boxes

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    Mine is deisel powered sir.
     
  11. SallieTomato

    SallieTomato Here'sh The Thing

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    And ta think, vALVE denyed this up & down when it was bought up a few months ago.

    Hmmm, veddy interrrestink ....

    I guess this will be used to showcase the unicorn of gaming "Half-Life 3".
     
  12. Psychopath

    Psychopath Plata O Plomo

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    Relax, these are just prototypes. And this is the first revealed. Valve has yet to show the steambox they are releasing.
     

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