Valve Officially Reveals List of Steam Machine Partners

Monday night Valve Software officially revealed thirteen Steam Machine designs that are now in production and aiming at a target window of 2H 2014. Looking at the list, gamers will have a wide variety to choose from, seemingly starting at $499 and shooting up into the double Grover Cleveland digits. Graphic options span all three GPU makers, and the minimum amount of RAM seems to be 8 GB.

"The first generation Steam Machines offers something for every gamer, which is a critical part of extending Steam into the living room," said Gabe Newell of Valve. "With over 3,000 games and more than 65 million gamers on Steam, it's important to offer gamers a variety of Steam Machines that allow them to select what makes the most sense for them."

While we've already covered several Steam Machine builds here on Tom's, below are basic specs of each one to give an idea of what Steam Machines will offer. The only one missing on this list is Maingear, which Valve confirmed is a Steam Machine manufacturer Monday night, but didn't have a prototype to show yet.

ALIENWARE

  • Unknown price and specs for now

ALTERNATE

  • $1339
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4570
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 760
  • Storage: 1 TB SSHD

CYBERPOWERPC

  • $499 and up
  • CPU: AMD/Intel Core i5 CPU
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270 / NVIDIA GTX 760
  • Storage: 500 GB

DIGITAL STORM - BOLT II

  • $2,584
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Graphics: GTX 780 Ti
  • Storage: 1 TB HDD + 120 GB SSD

GIGABYTE - BRIX PRO

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

FALCON NORTHWEST - TIKI

  • $1,799 -$6000
  • CPU: Customizable
  • RAM: 8-16 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN
  • Storage: Up to 6 TB

iBUYPOWER

  • $499 and up
  • CPU: Quad Core AMD or Intel
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: Radeon GCN Graphics
  • Storage: 500 GB+

MATERIAL.NET

  • $1,098
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-4440
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC
  • Storage: 8 GB + 1 TB SSHD

ORIGIN PC - CHRONOS

  • Price TBD (configurable)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K (3.9 - 4.6 GHz)
  • RAM: U
  • Graphics: 2 x 6 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX TITAN's
  • Storage: U

NEXT SPA

  • Price TBD
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GT 760
  • Storage: 1 TB

SCAN - NC10

  • $1,090
  • CPU: Intel Core i3-4000M
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
  • Storage: 500 GB

WEBHALLEN

  • $1,499
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4771
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780
  • Storage: 1 TB SSHD

ZOTAC

  • $599
  • CPU: Intel Core (TBD)
  • RAM: TBD
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX (TBD)
  • Storage: TBD

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  • What's the difference between a Steam Machine and a custom built PC?
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  • Often very small form factor, console like size. However it still features (mostly) full fledged desktop performance. Also, it is running steam OS by default. Else there isn't much difference. Unsure if you get the controller with the steam machine though.
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  • it comes with steam os out of the box and a steam controller. In other words this is more meant for people who don't assemble there own computers.
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