Steam Box Prototypes


As expected, the specifications are all over the place. The 300 lucky few that will be chosen to participate in the beta program will receive machines that all can run today’s games relatively well:

The 300 prototype units will ship with the following components:

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

Interesting to note that none of them contain any AMD hardware, most likely a nod to a need for improved AMD linux drivers. Naturally, no picture of a box has surfaced yet. Odds are, Mr. Newell hired some ninjas to do surveillance on the brave 300.