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Full Breakdown Of All Fourteen Steam Machines

by Ben Reeves on Jan 07, 2014 at 04:41 PM

Yesterday Valve unveiled it's full list of fourteen Steam Machine partners, however, not each Steam Machine is created equal. Here's a deeper dive into what you can expect from each system.

Valve has taken a fairly hands off approach with it's hardware partners, allowing each one of design the specs as they see fit, which it why you see such a diverse range of systems with a price range varying from $500 to $6000. Before you pull out your credit card, it's probably best to make sure you know which system meets your gaming needs. Check out the breakdown of each system below. 

Valve still hasn't announced a specific release date for the Steam OS, but some of the hardware manufactures we've talked to mentioned that their machines could be hitting the market as early as February (albeit with a beta version of Steam OS). This means that specific announcements about Steam Machine release dates could be right around the corner. Stay posted for that. 

And for a deeper look into what to expect from the Steam controller check on our hands on impressions


  • Price: $1,339
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4570
  • Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 760
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSHD


  • Price: TBD
  • CPU: Intel unspecified
  • Graphics: nVidia unspecified
  • RAM: TBD
  • Storage: TBD


  • Price: $499 (and up)
  • CPU: AMD/Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 270 / Nvidia GTX 760
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB

Digital Storm Bolt II

  • Price: $1,584
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K
  • Graphics: GTX 780 Ti
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB HDD + 120GB SSD

Falcon Northwest Tiki

  • Price: $1,799 to $6,000
  • CPU: Customizable
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan
  • RAM: 8 to 16GB
  • Storage: up to 6TB

Gigabyte Brix Pro

  • Price: TBD
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770R
  • Graphics: Intel Iris Pro 5200
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Storage: 1 TB SATA 6Gb/s

iBuyPower SBX

  • Price: $499 and up
  • CPU: Quad Core AMD or Intel
  • Graphics: Radeon GCN Graphics
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB+

Maingear Spark

  • Price: TBA
  • CPU: AMD A8-5575M
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M275X
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: up to 256GB


  • Price: $1,098
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 4440
  • Graphics: MSI GeForce GTX 760 OC
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 8GB + 1TB SSHD

Next Spa

  • Price: TBD
  • CPU: Intel Core i5
  • Graphics: Nvidia GT 760
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 1TB

Origin PC Chronos

  • Price: TBD (configurable) More details on the full range of specifications here
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K (3.9-4.6 GHz)
  • Graphics: 2 x 6GB Nividia GeForce GTX Titans
  • RAM: customizable
  • Storage: customizable

Scan NC10

  • Price: $1,090
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 4000M
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 500GB


  • Price: $1,499
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4771
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Storage: 1TB SSHD


  • Price: $599
  • CPU: Intel Core (TBD)
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX (TBD)
  • RAM: TBD
  • Storage: TBD