When Valve first presented their Steam Machines they explained that they are going to be comprised of a range of several consoles to suit a spectrum of gamer requirements as “Entertainment is not a unitary world”. Valve explains:
“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 NVDA +1.05% 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.”
As more information is released by Valve on a release date for the new Steam Machine hardware powered by AMD processors and graphics we will keep you updated as always.