Valve's Top Steam Machine Prototypes Have Absurd Specs

Valve's Top Steam Machine Prototypes Have Absurd Specs

Here are the specs for the prototype Steam Box units that Valve will be sending out. Rather than just sending a single design to the lucky beta testers, they'll be sending out a variety of units. And, holy crap, the top-of-the-line will be specced to high heaven.

The Steam Box prototypes will be running different CPU and GPU combinations. Here's the breakdown of different units straight from the announcement:

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

Hold up, Nvidia Titan? Will the library of games on SteamOS ever be so demanding as to catch up to that graphics processing power? In fairness, these prototypes are tests, so we wouldn't necessarily expect all Steam Boxes to run specs at the top of this spectrum, but it's still impressive. [Steam Universe]

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