Friday, 4 October 2013
Valve's Steam Machines/Box Prototype Specifications revealed.Tweet
Valve's Steam machine specifications have been leaked and the Prototype sure looks good with heavy hardware and varied Graphics capabilities, but mind you, still no pictures have been revealed.The Steam Box that will be sent out to 300 Beta testers would be and can be different for every tester and some may even get a radical change than others.
Here is an exact quote from the Reveal thread from valve Forums -
So for our own first prototype Steam Machine ( the one we're shipping to 300 Steam users ), we've chosen to build something special. The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts. It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to. Apart from the custom enclosure, anyone can go and build exactly the same machine by shopping for components and assembling it themselves. And we expect that at least a few people will do just that. (We'll also share the source CAD files for our enclosure, in case people want to replicate it as well.)
And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.
Here are the specifications for Valve's 300 prototypes.
The 300 prototype units will ship with the following components:
GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660
CPU: some boxes with Intel : i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3
RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB DDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high
As you can see there will be many Permutation and combinations for this machine, and all the machines will be made from off the shelf parts, so anyone can change the parts themselves and no part is locked in.
Its Truly open juts like you average self-made PC.
Some will have Titan some will have GTX660 and Processors range from i3's to i7's.
They have even took care to mention that PSU will be 80 plus Gold if, we can see they are not leaving any stone upturned to woo gamer audiences.
The approx size is average too, not something out of the blue.
No Pictures have been posted as they are not ready yet.