Steam Machine prices, specs, manufacturers revealed at CES 2014

Steam Machine

By on January 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Valve have used their live showing at CES a short time ago to reveal the specs, prices and manufacturers of the first wave of Steam Machines.

A brochure handed out by Valve listed the following hardware options, with machines running the full range of power and price. Some manufacturers, such as Alienware, confirmed that they would be making Steam Machines but declined to reveal any information.

Take a look (all prices in USD).

Alternate – $1339 CPU – Intel Core i5 4570

  • Graphics – Gigabyte GTX 760
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Storage – 1TB SSHD

CyberPowerPC – $499 and up

  • CPU – AMD/Intel Core i5 CPU
  • Graphics – AMD Radeon R9 270/Nvidia GTX 760
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 500GB

Digital Storm Bolt II – $2,584

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 4770K
  • Graphics – GTX 780 Ti
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Storage – 1TB HDD + 120 GB SSD

Gigabyte Brix Pro – TBD

  • CPU – Intel Core i7-4770R
  • Graphics – Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • RAM – 2 x 4GB
  • Storage – 1TB SATA 6Gb/sata

Falcon Northwest – $1,799 to $6000

  • CPU – customizable
  • Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
  • RAM – 8 to 16 GB
  • Storage – up to 6 TB

iBuyPower – $499 and up

  • CPU – Quad core AMD or Intel
  • Graphics – Radeon GCN Graphics
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 500GB+

Materiel.net – $1,098

  • CPU – Intel Core i5 4440
  • Graphics – MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 8 GB + 1 TB SSHD

Next SPA – price TBD

  • CPU – Intel Core i5
  • Graphics – Nvidia GT 760
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 1TB

Origin PC Chronos – price TBD

  • CPU – Intel Core i7 4770K (3.9 to 4.6 GHz)
  • Graphics – 2 x 6GB Nvidia GeForce GTX Titans

Scan NC 10 – $1,090

  • CPU – Intel Core i3 4000M
  • Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
  • RAM – 8GB
  • Storage – 500GB

Webhallen – $1,499

  • CPU – Intel Core i7
  • Graphics – Nvidia GT 780
  • RAM – 16GB
  • Storage – 1TB SSHD

Zotac – $599

  • CPU – Intel Core (TBD)
  • Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GTX
  • RAM – TBD
  • Storage – TBD

All of this sweet info comes to us via Polygon, who have been attending CES and have a bunch more photos as well.

23 comments (Leave your own)
GeneralHerpes.

Meh, this whole Steam OS and Steam boxes are going to fail hard.

Gabe has lost the plot.

 

All of the above are infinity better than the PS4/XBONED
Well done Gaben :)

 

*removes five articles from potential Friday Tech Roundup references list*

 

I don’t see the OS failing, especially if they support the crap out of it. I’m of two minds with the Steam Box.

 
kinistoniscool

i want one either alienware or origin.

 
 

Isn’t that massive variety of setups going to cause issues with games? And confuse the hell out of non-PC gamers, hugely limiting their market?

I know it’s a bit early to judge, but it’s really difficult to see this as anything other than a highly situational niche product.

I’ll happily let other people test SteamOS until it becomes useful though.

 

If they don’t have variety they are just making another console. I thought the whole point was to keep it all relatively ‘open’ (hardware, software) to entice people into joining the PC master race at whatever price point etc they are interested in.

 

6000$ suck a D noway should a pc be that expensive, i detect harveynorman style brand pricing

 

spike4379,

i dont think harvey norman has anything to do with this?

 

sirgriggles,

i was referring to how harvey norman overprice their “elite” pc machines which are not so great at all

 
steve_rogers42

I am waiting for Razer to release theirs, will be interesting to see if and what they have cooked up.

lulz poor jason

also looks like its all itx and matx, which is where gamer’s have been leaning for the last 18 months.

 

steve_rogers42:
I am waiting for Razer to release theirs, will be interesting to see if and what they have cooked up.

lulz poor jason

also looks like its all itx and matx, which is where gamer’s have been leaning for the last 18 months.

Especially when you take into consideration the onboard sound these days is good to bloody great, who needs that rather large atx size anymore.

 

generalherpes,

At-least in not the only one that thinks this.

 

neodewolf,

They may be better but people are going to speak with their wallets, yes there may be a steam box that’s $100 cheaper but look at the damn specs!

Xbone: $598
PS4: $549
Cheapest Steam Box so far: $499

It kills me to say this because I hate ****ing consoles to death but these will never take off. The OS may live on but this won’t last a year.

 

generalherpes: Gabe has lost the plot.

ALOT of people said that about steam …

I could see these doing ok this generation and the gen 2-3 steam boxes doing really well… But for now my
PS4/OUYA have all my television needs covered.

 

it’s just like buying a pc. instead of putting together a new pc, i’ll just buy one of these if they can cut a nice deal that’s better than buying the components seperately.

i just hope i can do some work and study on it too. it’s just a pc running linux with a fancy name on it.

 

lon,

re-install windows or the Linux distro of your choice … I see no reason why you couldn’t ?

 

I’ll buy a Steam Box as soon as HL2:E3 or HL3 hits the shelves, how ’bout ‘dem apples Gabe?

I just don’t see the appeal, as you were everyone…

 

I very much think the idea of a steam box is not stupid but if the majority of them are going to be over $1000 there is very little chance I would be buying one of these especially as the competition is significantly cheaper. I am not sure I can see any reason why I would want to pay $1k+ for a second gaming pc so I can play games on my TV. I think I will either build my own or chose the better value devices that are closer to the consoles current pricing. As a guess the majority of the above list seem way over specked for most titles assuming there are gains in using Steam OS over windows. But then again I guess they are not just aiming for good enough but elite performance / longevity.

 
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