Steam Machines Prototype Details Revealed

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Valve has announced the specs of their 300 Prototypes they are sending out.The 300 prototype units will ship with the following components: GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760...

    Steam Machines Prototype Details Revealed
     
  2. Mato87

    Mato87 Banned

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    The question is, how expensive it will be, considering those are all new graphics cards and some of the cpus
     
  3. StewieTech

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    I can´t see a unit with a titan being cheap. I´m actually surprised to see a titan on this thing. :nerd:
     
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    The price needs to attractive for people to buy. So something in the region of £200/$300 price point, otherwise it's not going to sell.
     

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    I'd be surprised if they get even anywhere close to £200/$300 for these things given the specs. I reckon all of the examples mentioned will be over £600.
     
  6. S3nt3nc3

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    As far as i remember it is supposed to be standard PC under Steam logo. I doubt that the weakest options will cost less than £300 just to play some indy games.
    I would not invest my money in this.
     
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    I'm surprised that they're using full sized video cards. A Titan has to be pretty close to the size of a compact HTPC just on it's own.

    I take it this means that we can expect a Steambox that is slightly larger than an fat style 360? Unless of course they manage to shrink down all that horsepower into something closer to a Wii/WiiU. Then again, maybe I'm clueless and this was never supposed to be a compact PC. :)

    I'm guessing in the $800 range as well for the Titan equivalent. Unless they made one hell of a deal with Nvidia. Maybe $500 for a less powerful model. I guess it all comes down to how much they can talk the manufacturers down. :)
     
  8. The Goose

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    Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high...considering that they have to fit a psu in there aswell(unless its external) its gonna be mini itx or similar or maybe a titan m chip for laptops.
     
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    A Titan costs about $1000 dollars on it's own, let alone the CPU/motherboard/enclosure & everything else, so I don't see how they would be able to sell the Titan system for anything like $800. They have to make money on these right, rather than sell them for a loss.
     
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    They are testing the different levels of computing power to see how it affects user experience...
     

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    I don't see how they can sell them for ~$800 either but if they do go down the $1000+ route I think the only people that will want to buy one are the same people that get suckered into buying enthusiast PCs. But I guess that's the big dilemma surrounding these miniature gaming PCs.

    I mean, I really want to see them succeed because this could really benefit the video game market if done properly but I just don't see it happening if the only people willing to buy them are a particular type of enthusiast.

    I'm probably just over-speculating about something I don't know much about and I should probably just wait until the final product is out. :D
     
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  12. Loobyluggs

    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    Home console market seems pretty stable.

    No need to mess with:

    360 - frat boys and general gamers
    PS3 - see above plus playstation fans
    Nintendo stuff - kids first console plus Nintendo fans
    Xbox one - w/e
    Ps4 - preorders indicate greatness
    PC - anything from enthusiasts/technophiles to low budget home pc users
    Mobile/tablets - casual gamers/mobile time killers

    Steambox - not replacing any of the above in any way shape or form.

    ;

    It can be built by anyone
    Its controller is no better than any console
    Its internet connection is the same as any other device and it's not mobile
    Its game will be no better than any other device

    Completely totally and utterly pointless system, created by a company that got lucky with a few games and then lost all connection with its customer base.

    What are they goin' to make next? A toaster?
     
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    Yep, I agree with those points you made, I don't think you're over-speculating!
     
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    Controller looks interesting though: two touchpads. I can see how that might be more accurate than a traditional game pad, but I still think mouse & keyboard would be even faster & more accurate, but that wouldn't fit with Steam's view of trying to infiltrate the living room.
     
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    I wonder if I'll be able to have a Steam Machine with AMD hardware. If not, no Steam Machine for me. Those hybrid SSHDs are too expensive for what they offer as well.
     

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    I have a feeling that Steam Prototype will range from $400 to $800 US dollars.
     
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    Be well expensive, Titans alone are £800+ plus here in the UK.
     
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    I don't think this will be at a lower cost considering it's almost a ******ing box, but I also don't think that Steam's steambox is aimed at budget. This is why it's open to other companies creating these, also aside from ******ing games there will be titles that are ran native on the machine and not ******ed. That's where Steam's version will pick up it's forte.
     
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    I don't think Valve want Beta users to be frustrated by iffy framerates in their favorite games. Pamper them, get decent user experiences with constructive criticism and by the time the box comes out, a mid end Maxwell should be slightly faster and use 30-50W less power.
     
  20. Taint3dBulge

    Taint3dBulge Maha Guru

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    Stupid. This is why the there is so much debt int he world. Kids beg and plead with there parents to get one of these, which will be prolly 1500 $, then they will also want a ps4/xbox 1 plus there normal every day pc, there laptop there ipad, there new cell phone and maybe if they are lucky there nvidia shield. :puke2: How many gaming/electronics does do we need on the market.


    /rant off.:bugeye:

    This is just unrealistic.. If it has a titan gpu it will have to be well over $2k.
     

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