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    Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    Atari says that the new console will play both old classics and current gaming content.
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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    Wonder if they struck a deal with AMD to provide this and it's a Ryzen+Vega APU...?

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    It looks a lot like a Shield redesign.

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    It's a shame the Atari Logo on the right isn't matches by an Infogrames logo on the left, that would really be staying true to their heritage.

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    AMD Ryzen 5 four core with Polaris 570 level graphics

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    Sounds like they are still in the dreaming idealistic stage of development. If they were serious, then they would be getting custom silicon made which nails down the specs pretty early on.

    I'm guessing once the deadlines start to loom they will slap together a Steambox with a new branding layer on top

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    "I'm guessing once the deadlines start to loom they will slap together a Steambox with a new branding layer on top

    Isn't Steambox firmly dead. It died before it even started so it's far from cool to mention it.

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur1814 View Post
    Isn't Steambox firmly dead. It died before it even started so it's far from cool to mention it.
    Apparently sales are still ticking along despite the platform missing all its promises and Linux games never really materialising (and those that did having a slow DirectX translation layer hold them back). Funny old world eh.

    Still, with the open source AMD drivers now including a usable Vulkan implementation it would be by far the cheapest & easiest starting point for a new development ecosystem to just tell devs to build for AMD Vulkan on Linux. Then you can use an off the shelf APU soldered on a custom motherboard to keep costs down.

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    Re: Ataribox images provide first clear look at the console design

    Very intriguing...but yeah it does seem like a Steam box as they did mention using standard PC parts somewhere

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