Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Dec 2012 23:24 UTC
Games Confirming the industry's worst-kept secret, Valve CEO Gabe Newell has confirmed Valve is working on its 'Steam Box', a Steam-powered HTPC geared towards console-like gaming. It'll most likely run Linux. "Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment," he told Kotaku. "If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that's what some people are really gonna want for their living room." Steam has 50 million subscribers, so there's a market here. As a comparison: Xbox Live has 40 million subscribers.
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RE[3]: Comment by shmerl
by JAlexoid on Wed 12th Dec 2012 11:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
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I'm sorry, since when is the GeForce 8800GT a "mid level card"?
In 2007 it was the newest addition to the high-end lineup and is the equivalent of today's GeForce 680.

So in short - 8800 is probably the best GPU nVidia has produced up until Fermi(GeForce 4xx series). So no wonder that you can play a lot of games.

The price at launch would have been a good $400+

It's not necessary to upgrade every few years if you buy the absolute best... But my mobile dual-core Core i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz has a better built in HD 4000 GPU then my desktop with GeForce 9600... and I can barely play games on my desktop now.

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