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CyberPowerPC Steam Machine in Pictures

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.

 

 CYBERPOWERPCSteam Machine ACYBERPOWERPCSteam Machine I
Base Price$499$699
CaseCYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine Gaming Chassis
GraphicsAMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 Video CardNVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB GDDR5 Video Card
ProcessorAMD A6-6400K 3.90 GHzIntel® Core™ i3-4330 3.50 GHz
Storage500GB SATA-III 7200 RPM HDD
RAM8GB DDR3 1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
ChipsetmITX motherboard w/ 802.11 WiFi + BluetoothmITX motherboard w/ 802.11 AC WiFi + Bluetooth
AccessorySteam Controller
OSSteam OS
AvailabilityETA: 2H 2014

 

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Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • CaptainTom
    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
    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.
    Reply
  • back_by_demand
    Steam Machine? Overused BBBBBBBUZZWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Marcus Lewis
    The case is a work of art ... Props!
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  • penn919
    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
    Strange processor choice.
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  • lowguppy
    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
    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
    I feel sorry for anyone who would buy that AMD A6 build. Let't have a moment of silence for them.
    Reply