Valve Press Event
Valve's press event was short but sweet! Here's what we've learned.
- 13 manufacturers have made/are making Steam Machines
- Valve has not decided whether or not they want to make a Steam Machine
- Release dates are left to manufacturers
- Valve will be selling the Steam Controllers, but third parties can also make and sell their own Steam Controllers
- Gabe said there's about 250 titles running on SteamOS. It's actually about 292. (source)
- See below for a list of Steam Machines
Announced Steam Machines
There's several Steam Machines announced already. Here's an overview.
|Brand & model||OS||CPU||GFX||HDD||MEM||EXTRA||ETA||Price|
|iBuyPower||AMD CPU||AMD Radeon R9 270||500GB||TBA||BT/WiFi||YES||TBA||$499|
|CyberPowerPC SM A||AMD A6-6400K||AMD Radeon R9 270||500GB||8GB||BT/WiFI||YES||Q3/Q4||$499|
|Zotac||TBA||Intel Core TBA||GeForce GTX TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||$599|
|CyberPowerPC SM I||Intel i3-4330||GeForce GTX 760||500GB||8GB||BT/WiFI||YES||Q3/Q4||$699|
|Scan NC 10||TBA||Intel i3-4000M||GeForce GTX 765M||500GB||8GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||$1,090|
|Materiel.net||TBA||Intel i5-4440||GeForce GTX 760 OC||1TB SSHD||8GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||$1,098|
|Alternate SM||TBA||Intel i5-4570||Gigabyte GTX 760||1TB SSHD||16GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||$1,339|
|Webhallen SM Prototype 2||TBA||Intel i7-4771||GeForce GTX 780||1TB SSHD||16GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||$1,499|
|DigitalStorm Bolt II 1||Intel i5-4670K||TBA||1TB||TBA||TBA||LATER||January||$1,899|
|DigitalStorm Bolt II 1||Intel i7-4770K||GeForce GTX 780Ti||1TB||16GB||TBA||LATER||January||$2,584|
|Falcon Northwest 3||TBA||Customizable||GeForce GTX Titan||6TB||16GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||$6,000|
|Alienware x51 SM 4||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA||September||TBA|
|OriginPC Chronos 5||Intel i7-4770K||GeForce GTX 780 Ti||10TB||16GB||WiFi||TBA||Q1/Q2||TBA|
|OriginPC Chronos SLI 5||Intel i7-4770K||2x GeForce GTX 780 Ti||14TB||32GB||WiFi||TBA||Q1/Q2||TBA|
|Gigabyte Brix Pro||TBA||Intel i7-4770R||Intel Iris Pro 5200||1TB||8GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
|Next SPA||TBA||Intel i5 TBA||GeForce GT 760 TBA||1TB||8GB||TBA||TBA||TBA||TBA|
Some Steam Machine images courtesy of Engadget! Thanks for the excellent coverage. Full gallery.
1. DigitalStorm Bolt II
The Bolt II will be a configurable Steam Machine. We've listed two sample configurations provided by DigitalStorm above. It'll be out this month, which means no Steam Controller or SteamOS upon initial shipping. A Steam Controller can be ordered seperately when they are eventually released.
2. Webhallen SM Prototype
Webhallen are launching 3 different configurations. A cost effective machine that competes with consoles, and two high-end machines. We've listed the specifications of their prototype above.
3. Falcon Northwest
The Falcon Northwest is highly customizable. The values we list are the "up to" values. Configurations start at $1,799 up to $6,000.
Gabe reportedly said "The result of our collaboration is the Alienware Steam Machine, a console that encapsulates the full potential of what a Steam Machine should be". Alienware will also be making their existing X51 series available as Steam Machines. IGN has a video preview of the Alienware Steam Machine up here.
5. OriginPC Chronos
The Chronos will have 2 editions, a Standard edition and an SLI edition. Both are configurable. We've listed "up to" specs. More.