iBuyPower Steam Machine prototype unveiled, will be showcased at CES 2014

Brittany A. Roston - Nov 26, 2013
iBuyPower Steam Machine prototype unveiled, will be showcased at CES 2014

iBuyPower, maker of the Revolt we reviewed earlier this year, has revealed its Steam Machine, a white rectangular box that slightly resembles an Xbox One and runs the newly introduced SteamOS. The box will be available in a couple different iterations to meet personal design styles, and will have a price comparable to other gaming consoles at $499 USD.

The Steam Machine features an AMD multi-core processor and AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics, which has support for DirectX 11.2, memory clock speed up to 1.4GHz, 1280 stream processing units, and more. The gaming console will also feature WiFi, Bluetooth, and 500GB of storage space via an HDD. There’s no mention of memory or other specifications, but one can probably make educated guesses about what else it’ll feature.

For the price, gamers will also receive a Valve wireless controller, and iBuyPower is promising the ability to play games at 1080p/60 frames-per-second. Though it hasn’t been announced yet, it seems we’ll be seeing the Steam Machine at the upcoming CES 2014 event, giving a little over a month of waiting. The product is set launch next year, though precisely when also hasn’t been specified yet.

Reportedly, the Steam Machine is sized betwixt the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, so it won’t be taking up much room in the entertainment system. For those who want it to stand out, the above featured white console with a glowing green section of lighting will be one option, but those who want something more conservative will also have a non-illuminated black version to choose from.

SOURCE: Forbes

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