Steam Machines Will Support Nvidia, Intel and AMD GPUs
So much for the hype created by NVIDIA posts about their partnership with Valve, it is good news for many that the upcoming gaming machines by Valve will not be exclusive to NVIDIA. Valve representative Doug Lombardi has confirmed the news yesterday.
While talking to MaximumPC, Lombardi assured the fact that Valve’s selection of NVIDIA as their graphics medium doesn’t mean that they have completely ditched other manufacturers. When the devices come out in the market next year they will ship bearing all NVIDIA, AMD and Intel GPUs.
“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,” said Lombardi.
“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.”
This has come after the announcement by NVIDIA and Valve both about their collaboration in the development of the graphics side of their SteamOS powered gaming machines that they have been promoting as bringing gaming to the living rooms.
Steam Machines have been announced to release next year among a list of other announcements regarding the future endeavors of Valve. They have also announced the own OS as well as a Controller in the recent days.
300 Steam Machines are planned to be given out to testers come next year and previously it had been announced that they will carry GeForce based GPUs including Titan, GTX 780, GTX 760 and GTX 660.
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