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Valve released specs on their upcoming prototypes of the SteamOS device


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 08:28 PM

For the lucky beta testers who get one of the 300 Steam prototypes that will be shipping this year, the specs have been released. The hardware will run on Linux based SteamOS with the following specs:
  • GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660
  • CPU: some boxes with Intel i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3
  • RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB GDDR5 (GPU)
  • Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
  • Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
  • Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high
So far the specs look pretty awesome, but the pricepoint for all this looks to be high. Plus the PSU looks like its a bit underrated even though its a Gold.

Thoughts?

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 02:53 AM

Gotta figure NVidia is ponying up the GPUs for a greatly reduced price, or maybe nothing at all.  Intel is dealing as well.  Valve has a lot of cash, seriously large piles of cash.

 

These are just development/testing kits.  NVidia has really worked hard on their Linux OpenGL drivers and kicked in a fair amount of time/money on engineers and hardware for this project.  This hardware configuration has (in my opinion) little to do with the final hardware specs/requirements.  This is just testing hardware.

 

Agree with you on the PSU.  Even with a Titan, peak draw will be under 400 watts so a QUALITY 450 watt gold PSU should work OK. Cutting it a little close. No room for a "Diablotek" in this setup.


Edited by dpunisher, 05 October 2013 - 02:53 AM.

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Posted 05 October 2013 - 09:58 AM

Yes, but if their final product is using these specifications, its not going to be cheap.




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