Steam Machines reviews

Steam Machines Performance Comparison

A Steam Machine is a PC for your living room. You play your games on your big screen TV while sitting comfortably on your sofa. Steam Machines run a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS and are controlled with a game pad instead of a mouse and keyboard.

At CES in January, Valve announced details of the first generation of Steam Machines, a total of 14 machines from 14 different manufacturers. Valve and its partners released initial hardware specifications, though in some cases the details remain unknown. The first batch of machines come with a wide variety of hardware with prices to match. We'll update this page as new details emerge so check back regularly for the latest figures.

Vendors are welcome to contact us to confirm or correct the hardware specifications and prices on this page.

  • This table is based on the information released to date, however, all details are subject to change.
  • 3DMark scores are based on 3DMark Fire Strike scores from Windows systems with similar hardware. Higher is better. Performance under SteamOS with Linux drivers may be different.
  • Value is the 3DMark score divided by the price. Higher values mean better value for money.


Manufacturer - Model 3DMark CPU / GPU RAM Storage Price Value
Alternate
5400
Intel Core i5-4570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
16 GB 1 TB SSHD $1,339
3.9
Digital Storm - Bolt II
9600
Intel Core i7-4770K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
16 GB 1 TB HDD
120 GB SSD
$2,584
3.7
GIGABYTE - Brix Pro
1500
Intel Core i7-4770R
Intel Iris Pro 5200
8 GB 1 TB TBA TBA
Materiel.net
5400
Intel Core i5-4440K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 OC
8 GB 1TB SSHD $1,098
4.9
Origin PC - Chronos
14000
Intel Core i7-4770K
2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
TBA Up to 14 TB TBA TBA
Scan - 3XS Steam NC10
2300
Intel Core i3-4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
8 GB 500 GB $1,090
2.1
Webhallen
8600
Intel Core i7-4771
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
16 GB 1 TB SSHD $1,499
5.7
Alienware - X31 TBA Intel TBA
NVIDIA TBA
TBA TBA TBA TBA
CyberPowerPC - I Model
5200
Intel Core i3-4330
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
8 GB 500 GB SSD $699
7.4
CyberPowerPC - A Model
3800
AMD A6-6400K
AMD Radeon R9 270
8 GB 500 GB SSD $499
7.6
Falcon Northwest - Tiki TBA Customisable
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
8-16 GB Up to 6 TB $1,799-$6000 TBA
iBuyPower - SBX TBA Quad core AMD or Intel
AMD Radeon GCN Graphics
8 GB 500 GB From $499 TBA
Maingear TBA AMD A8-5575M
AMD Radeon R9 M275X
Up to 16 GB 1 TB HDD
Up to 256 GB SSD
TBA TBA
Next TBA Intel Core i5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
8 GB 1 TB TBA TBA
Zotac TBA Intel TBA
NVIDIA TBA
8 GB TBA $599 TBA