Steam Machines reviews

Steam Machines Comparison

A Steam Machine is a PC for your living room. 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 gamepad instead of a mouse and keyboard.

At CES in January 2014, Valve announced details of the first generation of Steam Machines. More machines were revealed at GDC in March 2015, though in some cases the hardware details and prices remain unknown. Vendors are welcome to contact us to confirm or correct the hardware specifications and prices on this page.

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.

  • 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 - Steam Machine
4000
Intel Core i3-4130
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
8 GB 500 GB SSHD $1099
3.6
Alternate - Steam Machine Advanced
6400
Intel Core i5-4570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
8 GB 1 TB SSHD $1299
4.9
Alternate - Steam Machine Power
9700
Intel Core i5-4570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
8 GB 1 TB SSHD $1499
6.5
Alternate - Steam Machine Ultra
11500
Intel Core i5-4670K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
8 GB 2 TB SSHD $1899
6.1
ASUS - ROG GR8S TBA Up to Intel Core i7
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9-series
4-16 GB Up to 512 GB SSD
Or up to 1 TB HDD
$699+ TBA
Digital Storm - Eclipse
5400
Intel Pentium G3220
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
8 GB 1 TB HDD $699
7.7
GIGABYTE - Brix Pro
1400
Intel Core i7-4770R
Intel Iris Pro 5200
Not included Not included $599 TBA
Materiel.net
6400
Intel Core i5-4440
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 OC
TBA 1TB SSHD $899
7.1
Origin PC - Omega TBA Up to Intel Core i7 4770k
Up to 3x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Up to 32 GB Up to 14 TB $899-$4999+ TBA
Scan - 3XS ST5 Steam Machine TBA Intel Core i3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
8 GB 120 GB SSD $999 TBA
Scan - 3XS ST10 Steam Machine TBA Intel Core i5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
8 GB 120 GB SSD $1159 TBA
Scan - 3XS ST15 Steam Machine TBA Intel Core i5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
8 GB 120 GB SSD $1299 TBA
Webhallen - S15-01
6400
Intel Core i5-4460
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
8 GB 1 TB SSHD $949
6.7
Alienware - Steam Machine A TBA Intel Core i3
Custom NVIDIA "Maxwell" GTX
4 GB 500 GB HDD $479 TBA
Alienware - Steam Machine B TBA Intel Core i3
Custom NVIDIA "Maxwell" GTX
8 GB 1 TB HDD TBA TBA
Alienware - Steam Machine C TBA Intel Core i5
Custom NVIDIA "Maxwell" GTX
8 GB 1 TB HDD TBA TBA
Alienware - Steam Machine D TBA Intel Core i7
Custom NVIDIA "Maxwell" GTX
8 GB 2 TB HDD TBA TBA
Syber - Steam Machine E
5400
AMD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX
4 GB 500 GB HDD $449
6.7
Syber - Steam Machine A
4500
AMD Athlon X4 840
AMD Radeon R9 270
4 GB 500 GB HDD $499
9.0
Syber - Steam Machine P
4700
Intel G3258
AMD Radeon R9 270X
TBA TBA $549
8.6
Syber - Steam Machine I
4200
Intel Core i3-4150
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
8 GB 1 TB HDD $599
7.0
Syber - Steam Machine K
9500
Intel Core i5-4690K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
TBA TBA $999
9.5
Syber - Steam Machine X
10500
Intel Core i7-4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
8 GB 1 TB HDD $1399
7.5
Falcon Northwest - Tiki TBA Up to Intel Core i7-4790K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 9-series, incl. Titan & Titan-Z
Up to 16 GB Up to 8 TB $1999-$4999 TBA
iBuyPower - SBX
2600
AMD Athlon X4 840
AMD Radeon R7 250X
4 GB 500 GB $459
5.7
iBuyPower - SBX
2600
AMD Athlon X4 840
AMD Radeon R7 250X
8 GB 1 TB TBA TBA
Maingear - Drift TBA Up to Intel Core 4790K
Up to NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 or AMD R9 290X
Up to 16 GB Up to 2x 1 TB SSD
and 1x 6 TB HDD
$849+ TBA
NEXT - NextBox
4000
Intel Core i3-4160
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
8 GB 1 TB HDD $799
5.0
NEXT - NextBox
6200
Intel Core i3-4160
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
8 GB 1 TB HDD TBA TBA
NEXT - NextBox
9000
Intel Core i5-4460
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
8 GB 512 GB SSD $1299
6.9
Zotac - Steam Machine SN970 TBA Intel TBA
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 970M
8 GB 64 GB SSD
1 TB HDD
$999 TBA