Sep 26

Ataribox Will Run On Linux Using An AMD Chip, Cost $250+

Atari has released more details about their upcoming Ataribox game console, disclosing that the machine will run Linux on an AMD processor and cost between $250 to $300. The company will begin a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo this fall and launch the Ataribox sometime in the spring of 2018 with a large back catalog of the publisher’s classic games.

The new box will have an AMD custom processor with Radeon graphics. It will run the Linux operating system, with a user interface it’s customizing for TVs. Mac said that the machine will run PC games, but it will also be capable of doing streaming, running apps, browsing the web, and playing music. As far as games go, the machine will run the kind of games that a mid-range PC can do today, but it won’t run Triple-A games that require high-end PC performance.