Valve has released the specifications for their upcoming Steam Machines' prototypes in an announcement this morning. The upcoming console hasn't even been doled out to the 300 eligible beta testers and is still in its prototype stages as of October 4, 2013. Although the info update did not include any photos of the highly anticipated machine, it did offer some additional information as to when players can anticipate.
Below 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 GDDR5 (GPU)
- Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
- Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
- Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high
These specs were met by many enthusiastic responses from vocal gamers. In the recent past comments that the rig could potentially add restraint for developers circulated. Concerns that developers who were looking to make content for a system meant to be adapted and modified as technology progresses may have to curtail their games for the already preset Steam Machines. However many loyal PC gamers found their ills at ease, some stating that the console is possibly overpowered. These specifications could still prove to be an issue as technology and computers are constantly improving, but certainly not until the not-so-distant future.
Source: Another Castle