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CyberPowerPC Steam Machine in Pictures

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 9 comments

A very set-top-box console style Steam Machine.

Where some vendors have aligned themselves to either AMD or Intel, CyberPowerPC has chosen to stay neutral and to make one of each. Designated simply as Steam Machine A (for AMD) and Steam Machine I (for Intel), both are in the more affordable side of the spectrum.

 

 

CYBERPOWERPC

Steam Machine A

CYBERPOWERPC

Steam Machine I

Base Price

$499

$699

Case

CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine Gaming Chassis

Graphics

AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 Video Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 Video Card

Processor

AMD A6-6400K 3.90 GHz

Intel® Core™ i3-4330 3.50 GHz

Storage

500GB SATA-III 7200 RPM HDD

RAM

8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory

Chipset

mITX motherboard w/ 802.11 WiFi + Bluetooth

mITX motherboard w/ 802.11 AC WiFi + Bluetooth

Accessory

Steam Controller

OS

Steam OS

Availability

ETA: 2H 2014

 

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    CaptainTom , January 10, 2014 1:42 AM
    Why in the hell would they not use an FM2 quad core Athlon over that POS dual core when they cost the same!?!? That's why we build our own PC's...We have common sense...
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    iamadev , January 10, 2014 3:10 AM
    They probably do not cost the same to OEMs. I agree it is silly as the price difference is not likely to be much though.
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    back_by_demand , January 10, 2014 5:14 AM
    Steam Machine? Overused BBBBBBBUZZWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Marcus Lewis , January 10, 2014 5:59 AM
    The case is a work of art ... Props!
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    penn919 , January 10, 2014 6:12 AM
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    Steam Machine? Overused BBBBBBBUZZWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    No it isn't. That's the official name for systems that are certified by valve.
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    expl0itfinder , January 10, 2014 6:16 AM
    Strange processor choice.
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    lowguppy , January 10, 2014 10:40 AM
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    Why in the hell would they not use an FM2 quad core Athlon over that POS dual core when they cost the same!?!? That's why we build our own PC's...We have common sense...
    The simple answer is power. The A6-6400K has a TDP of 65 watts, the quad cores CPUs you refer to have TDPs of 100 watts. Available power is at a premium in small form factors, especially when you're trying to run a discrete GPU that requires auxiliary power.
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    chaospower , January 10, 2014 4:09 PM
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    Why in the hell would they not use an FM2 quad core Athlon over that POS dual core when they cost the same!?!? That's why we build our own PC's...We have common sense...
    The simple answer is power. The A6-6400K has a TDP of 65 watts, the quad cores CPUs you refer to have TDPs of 100 watts. Available power is at a premium in small form factors, especially when you're trying to run a discrete GPU that requires auxiliary power.
    Not true! the FM2 Athlon x4 740 is 65W as well and costs 75$ just like the A6 APU. There is no good reason for this. Not that I'm aware of, anyway.
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    Sangeet Khatri , January 11, 2014 4:50 AM
    I feel sorry for anyone who would buy that AMD A6 build. Let't have a moment of silence for them.