Valve Reveals Steam Machine Prototype Specs

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Continuing from last week’s big news about the Steam operating system, that funky Steam controller and the Steam Machines hardware, today Valve has released more information about the company’s living room gaming rig.

More specifically, Valve has confirmed the system specs for the Steam Machine prototype that will be going out to the 300 lucky beta testers. It’s one beastly machine, just take a look at what’s under the hood.

Steam Machine Prototype Specs:

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 GDDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

This prototype has been designed for gamers looking for a high-performance system in the living room setting, but rest assured Steam Machines will be available in configurations “carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet.” The prototype will also be fully customizable so testers can change out components or alter the design as they choose.

More details about the Steam Machine prototype can be found at the Steam Universe community group. You won’t find any pictures of the prototype though. Valve still isn’t quite ready to show us what the thing looks like yet.

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