The company is only releasing 300 prototype consoles this year, with the intent of getting PC-based gaming into the living room.
Ranging from low-end to extremely high-end, the prototypes will run on either an Intel Core i7-4770 (4x3.5-3.9GHz, 8MB L3, 22nm, 84W), and Intel Core i5-4570 (4x3.2-3.6GHz, 6MB L3, 22nm, 84W) or an Intel Core i3 (unspecified).
The boxes will come with 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM and internal storage of 1TB/8GB hybrid drives.
For graphics the cards will range from the high-end GeForce GTX Titan (2688 CUDA cores, 837-876MHz, 6GHz GDDR5), the mid-range GeForce GTX 780 (2304 CUDA cores, 863-900MHz, 6GHz GDDR5) and GeForce GTX 760 (1152 CUDA cores, 980-1033MHz, 6GHz GDDR5) to the lower-end GeForce GTX 660 (960 CUDA cores, 980-1033MHz, 6GHz GDDR5).
Future versions of the console will be user upgradeable, a major differentiation from the PlayStation and Xbox, which only allow storage upgrades, at most.
The Steam Machine will use a special controller built by Valve if you don't want to use a standard keyboard and mouse. (As pictured)
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 7 Oct 2013 21:24