iBuyPower Announces Steam Machine in Intel/AMD Flavors

The announcement confirmed a lot of what a Valve partner told us last month — that the system will be capable of delivering 60 fps gaming and that it will come with a $499 price tag. However, we also got some previously undisclosed details regarding the specifications of this device.


We now know that iBuyPower’s SBX Steam Machine will come in both AMD and Intel flavors.

Release date is set for ‘later in 2014.’ We’ll keep you posted on specifics when we know more.

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  • chumly
    You guys already announced this. The other guy did a better job.
  • antilycus
    who's this Intel? ohhhh you the mean the over priced, over marketed monopoly...i haven't purchased an intel chip in...well since the p4. AMD virtual instruction set seems to be better and I can get 4x to 8x the power by buying multiple AMD chips (with easy upgrades) as compared to Intel's god awful prices.
  • csc14us
    @antilycus: having built gaming PCs with both AMD's FX-6300 and the Core i5-4670K, I can say the extra cost of the Core i5 is worth every penny. Even with a GTX 760, I was never able to get Skyrim with mods to run perfectly smoothly until I built a Core i5 based machine. Same goes for Diablo III at 1440p. And the Haswell Core i5s are in the same price range as the FX-8350. Intel for gaming is worth it, man.