Valve releases Steam Machine specs
Valve released the specs for its upcoming Steam machines.
The company revealed the specs that prototype models of the Steam Machine will have. Different Steam Machines with different specs will be sent out for testing so Valve can realistically test SteamOS on different machines, the company said in a statement.
The prototype models will be running the follow specs:
- Some will run NVIDIA Titan, some with GTX780, some with GTX760, and some with GTX660
- Some will run Intel i7-4770, some with i5-4570, some with i3 processors
- 16GB DDR3-1600(CPU), 3GB DDR5(GPU)
- 1TB of storage, 8GB of SSD storage
- Internal 450 watt 80Plus Gold power supply
- 12x12.4x2.9 high dimensions
Each Steam Machine will be fully customizable and upgradable, Valve said. Parts from the RAM to the motherboard can be replaced, but compatibility with SteamOS will be at the user's discretion.
The company said it plans to help customers better understand the inner workings of the Steam Machine and how to make proper upgrade decisions.
Valve will ship 300 Steam Machine units out to testers at no charge this year. Beta test signups are open until Oct. 25. Those interested in beta testing the units must join Valve's Steam Universe group via Steam, agree to Steam beta test terms and conditions, have at least 10 Steam friends, create a public community profile and play one game using Big Picture Mode.
Valve didn't directly say the Steam Controller will come with Steam Machines, but it is assumed that all units will come with one controller.
Are you hoping to get a Steam Machine beta unit?
» Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2013/10/04/valve-unveils-prototype-steam-box-specs/
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Windows pc's arent dedicated gaming devices even when you play a game there are other things the computer is doing in windows. Steam machines have their own OS meaning its dedicated to gaming only so a less powerful machine can do more than a windows pc can do. Also steam machines are open source and windows plans to go proprietary like apple. Thats why there IS a point to this.
Spending a full $800+ for a Steam Machine, Spending $290 for a GTX 760 4 GB..... then $300 for buying a Nvidia Sheild in late 2014..... I'll upgrade my Graphics card instead
I... still don't see the point of this. The expensive version will be over a thousand dollars? Are they going to offer one that's cheaper than the WiiU and PS4? There's cheaper models of this sure, but is the quality going to last the whole generation without needing to upgrade? I just don't see a reason for me to even consider a steam machine over a normal computer or dedicated gaming console.
? Nvidia is a amazing.
nVidia? No thanks, I like my house not on fire.
well there beefy rigs at the top end at least .
Apart from being a smaller compact PC... I was expecting an additional option for those that have a great gaming PC already and just want a small compact one for another room to stream to TV (without Gcard expense). Do get why they're doing this, so many people cannot build their own computers and buying pre-built from a store is overpriced and weak generally. (wonder if it has specific tuning compared to build your own and slap OS on)
also steam OS must be light (never used linux) W7 wouldn't fit on that 8gb SSD side of the hybrid hdd haha
Did they say is the steam controller will be compatible with PC's?
If so I can buy one and have the full Steam Machine experience :D
Just to give you an idea, the NVIDIA Titan vid card has a $999.99 price tag on Newegg.com.
uuuh.... and will cost what.... $700 upwards?
I get the impression that the only functional difference will be the operating system (SteamOS) and included controller. The price may also be much lower, depending on a variety of factors and because the OS will be free to obtain.
I'm still waiting to hear how this will be different than just buying a pre-built gaming computer...