Valve's Top Steam Machine Prototypes Have Absurd Specs

By Mario Aguilar on at

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 spec'd 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 every 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 wow, still, impressive. [Steam Universe]