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Silky
(10-04-2013, 07:59 PM)
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From the Steam Universe group thread. Includes 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 DDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/ste...#announcements

It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to.

And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.

This is just a prototype for 300 users to test the device with SteamOS, and in no way a prediction of what's to come for all SteamMachines buyers.
Last edited by Silky; 10-04-2013 at 08:29 PM.
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(10-04-2013, 07:59 PM)
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Steam Universe group just updated with prototype hardware info:

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

Nvidia and Intel in the prototype, interesting. You can read the whole thing from the community group page.
shinobi602
(10-04-2013, 07:59 PM)
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These ain't gonna be cheap.
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InsaneZero
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(10-04-2013, 07:59 PM)
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So, still no minimum requirements?
mrklaw
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(10-04-2013, 07:59 PM)
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can you fit a Titan and PSU into that footprint? Seems too shallow.
En Ex
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(10-04-2013, 08:00 PM)
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More specific source link.

Glad they finally released some details.
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(10-04-2013, 08:00 PM)
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whoa
Tagyhag
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Originally Posted by mrklaw

can you fit a Titan and PSU into that footprint? Seems too shallow.

That's what I was wondering, and the fact that the PSU is only 450w. Gaben using his wizard powers.
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(10-04-2013, 08:00 PM)
$999
Zombie James
(10-04-2013, 08:00 PM)
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So an i3 with a 660 is the minimum?
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(10-04-2013, 08:00 PM)
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Okay NOW I want to get into the beta. This would beat my current home desktop.
Sportbilly
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(10-04-2013, 08:00 PM)

Originally Posted by shinobi602

These ain't gonna be cheap.

Or cool-running, judging by the size.

Originally Posted by mrklaw

can you fit a Titan and PSU into that footprint? Seems too shallow.

I did think it might be an external brick, but it's specified as internal there.
Amputechture
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)
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Titan?! $$$$$$$
joesiv
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)

Originally Posted by Mrbob

Steam Universe group just updated with prototype hardware info:

Nvidia and Intel in the prototype, interesting. You can read the whole thing from the community group page.

hmm running a titan and i7 on that PSU? should be interesting!

I'm sad to see no AMD in there ATM, I wonder if Nvidia will do some low level driver for Steam OS.
Dennis
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)
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Titan?

Holy shit!

Heretic
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)
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DDR3 and DDR5 is that GDDR5? I don't know DDs
Raytow
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)
No AMD? Valve is moneyhatted by Nvidia confirmed =P
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Okay NOW I want to get into the beta. This would beat my current home desktop.

It would definitely beat my dual core laptop I play games on >__> lol
CountAntonius
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)
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can a mod lock my topic. I was beaten.

Some of those are VERY high end specs.
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(10-04-2013, 08:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

These ain't gonna be cheap.

No, they aren't. But I'm assuming they will have cheaper, less powerful models as well. Or at least I hope they would, otherwise what's the point?

EDIT: Yeah, these are specifically for the 300 users thing, with high-end users in mind.
Last edited by Mass Effect; 10-04-2013 at 08:05 PM.
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Lol this thread is going to deliver. Popcorn.gif.
Kherion
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Price will be interesting. I'd be surprised if it's anywhere near the next-gen consoles.
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Again, these are for the machines that Valve is building & giving away to 300 eligible Steam users - actual Steam Machines will be made by a variety of manufacturers to all manner of specs.

Here 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 DDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

Full post from Valve's "Steam Machine" community group.

Hello from the Steam hardware bunker.

Thanks for joining the Steam Universe community group. As we get closer to shipping the prototype Steam Machines and controllers we talked about last week, we're going to be posting info here about what we're up to, and give you some insight into the work we’ve done to get to this point.

As we talked about last week, the Steam Machines available for sale next year will be made by a variety of companies. Some of those companies will be capable of meeting the demands of lots of Steam users very quickly, some will be more specialized and lower volume. The hardware specs of each of those machines will differ, in many cases substantially, from our prototype.

Valve didn't set out to create our own prototype hardware just for the sake of going it alone - we wanted to accomplish some specific design goals that in the past others weren't yet tackling. One of them was to combine high-end power with a living-room-friendly form factor. Another was to help us test living-room scenarios on a box that's as open as possible.

So for our own first prototype Steam Machine ( the one we're shipping to 300 Steam users ), we've chosen to build something special. The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts. It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap out the GPU, hard drive, CPU, even the motherboard if you really want to. Apart from the custom enclosure, anyone can go and build exactly the same machine by shopping for components and assembling it themselves. And we expect that at least a few people will do just that. (We'll also share the source CAD files for our enclosure, in case people want to replicate it as well.)

And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.

Here 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 DDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

As a hardware platform, the Steam ecosystem will change over time, so any upgrades will be at each user's discretion. In the future we'll talk about how Steam will help customers understand the differences between machines, hardware strengths and weaknesses, and upgrade decisions.

We aren't quite ready to post a picture of our prototype - just because they're not finished enough. Before they ship we'll let you know what the prototype looks like. And we expect people to redesign the machine, too. Both from a technical perspective, deciding on different components, and from an industrial design perspective, changing the enclosure in interesting ways.

So high-powered SteamOS living room machines are nice, and fun to play with, and will make many Steam customers happy. But there are a lot of other Steam customers who already have perfectly great gaming hardware at home in the form of a powerful PC. The prototype we're talking about here is not meant to replace that. Many of those users would like to have a way to bridge the gap into the living room without giving up their existing hardware and without spending lots of money. We think that's a great goal, and we're working on ways to use our in-home streaming technology to accomplish it - we'll talk more about that in the future.

Stay tuned for some closer looks at the Steam Controller.

eliochip
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Titans?

Holy shit!

lol you're really proud of that gif aren't you
StaticJam
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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I don't need. I don't need it. I need it so bad.
KINGofCRA5H
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

Okay NOW I want to get into the beta. This would beat my current home desktop.

This. By a mile.
Enkidu
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Well that certainly isn't a streaming box. The low end is far higher than I expected and the top end is way above. They are really putting a Titan in some of these?
Timeaisis
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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So it's an expensive gaming computer. Woo? I can buy this anywhere.
Fairfax
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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I find it hard to believe the Titan edition will run on that PSU.
maniac-kun
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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Looks like some have a lot of power.

Originally Posted by Enkidu

Well that certainly isn't a streaming box. The low end is far higher than I expected and the top end is way above. They are really putting a Titan in some of these?

Why not. They said it will come in different flavors.
jett
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(10-04-2013, 08:02 PM)
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I guess in the end Valve is not bringing PC gaming to the masses.

I really don't know what is this crap for. Why would I buy this instead of building my own PC? I'm not even a "hardcore" PC gaming guy.
Sendou
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Damn I can't even imagine the feeling of being picked for this beta AND then learning that you will get a Steambox with Titan. It would be like winning the lottery twice.
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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wut. This got a whole lot more interesting assuming they're trying to compete with console pricing.
johnny956
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by shinobi602

These ain't gonna be cheap.


These boxes aren't coming out until next year so prices on those parts will drop I'm sure.

i3 with a nvidia 660 would be the lower end for prices
Gangxxter
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Dafuq? That would be a beast of a machine...

Althugh 8 GB SSD would be a little bit small imho, if I read that correctly.
How much space does a typical Ubuntu installation need?
Brokun
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Interesting. How do they determine who gets which unit?

Let's draw straws for the unit with the Titan.
Kadayi
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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Mad specs. I guess they're going for longevity...but Jez...expensive kit for sure.
Dennis
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Originally Posted by eliochip

lol you're really proud of that gif aren't you

Do you have any idea how long it took me to mask out the fucking falling stones?
K2Valor
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(10-04-2013, 08:03 PM)
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I call the ones with the Titan
Krakn3Dfx
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A Titan?
jokkir
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Originally Posted by Brokun

Interesting. How do they determine who gets which unit?

Let's draw straws for the unit with the Titan.

I guess first come, first serve and can choose whatever box you want.
En Ex
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(10-04-2013, 08:04 PM)
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Important info:

And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.

Odrion
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(10-04-2013, 08:04 PM)
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I thought they would try to target weaker builds, but oh well.
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(10-04-2013, 08:04 PM)
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Isn't the whole point of the steam machines to be at least relatively competitive with consoles? None of these sound like they'll be in the $500 range. Not even in the $1000 range. If they're going for optimization and low resource UI then this would at least have to be cheaper than the PC counterpart.
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(10-04-2013, 08:04 PM)
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$1599
dark_inferno
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Give me the prototype with the whole steam library. And i will cry for days while playing those awesome games with HD resolution and 60 fps.
NinjamicWZ
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I'm gonna buy the best one I can.

These are Valve's high performance prototypes being sent out for the beta. There will be a wide spectrum of builds, if not from Valve themselves, from other manufacturers.
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Originally Posted by jett

I guess in the end Valve is not bringing PC gaming to the masses.

You expected something less powerful than a GTX 660?
Storm360
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(10-04-2013, 08:04 PM)
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So jealous of anyone who gets one
ekim
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(10-04-2013, 08:04 PM)
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The dimensions are in inches, right? How are they compare to other small form factor cases? I'm on the phone so I can't really do it myself. :o

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