Cyberpower's Steam Machine in Both Intel and AMD Flavors

On Monday CyperPower revealed two Steam Machines powered by Valve’s Steam OS platform. These include one for the AMD fans and one for Intel customers. Both will arrive in a custom CyberPower Steam Machine gaming chassis.

"The revolutionary Steam OS will give you full control over your Steam game library straight from your living room. All Steam Machines will run the latest version of Steam OS, an open source Linux-based operating system developed specifically for gaming and other entertainment," the company said in a statement.

So let’s cut to the chase. The AMD version, Steam Machine A, will have a $499 price tag and come with an AMD A6-6400K APU clocked up to 3.90 GHz and mounted on an mITX motherboard. This machine will be backed by an AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 video card, a 500 GB 7200 RPM SATA 3 hard drive, and 8 GB of DDR3-1600 dual channel memory. Other features include Wireless AC and Bluetooth connectivity, and an included Steam controller.

Moving on to the Intel box, the Steam Machine I, this model will sport an Intel Core i3-4330 clocked up to 3.5 GHz and mounted on a mITX motherboard. Backing this processor will be a Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 card with 2 GB of GDDR3 memory, and the same 500 GB hard drive, same 8 GB of RAM and the same wireless connectivity.  This model will also come with a controller, but will cost a bit more at $699.

"The key hardware feature will be the Steam Controller, which features two circular, clickable trackpads with a touchscreen in the middle," reads the company press release. "Driven by the player's thumbs, the Steam Controller allows for higher fidelity than traditional gamepads, which makes it a better alternative to a mouse and keyboard for controlling PC-centric genres like strategy games and first-person shooters."

The company states that both models will be fully customizable when they become available in the second half of 2014.

 

 

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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  • de5_Roy
    i like how that case looks.
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  • yeeeeman
    What? A 6400K, which is a one module/two core CPU paired with a R9 270, which is a HD7870? It will result in serious bottleneck, unless they use some of the Mantle magic.
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  • esrever
    Why use an APU and not a athlon II? This looks terrible for the price, could build a higher quality desktop with windows for the same price as the intel one.
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