Valve revealed specifications of their prototype gaming computers. Steam Machines will come in multiple configurations, offering a wide selection of specifications, price and performance. Steam Machines are, for now, powered by Intel Haswell processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards.
Processors range from Intel Core i3 to i7. Two models mentioned were the Haswell Core i5 4570 and i7 4770 CPUs. Graphics cards selection includes NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, GTX 760, GTX 780 and even the $1000 GTX TITAN. All graphics cards might come with 3GB of video memory. Steam Machines are equipped with 16GB of DDR3 1600MHz system memory and 1TB of storage memory on an hybrid SSHD with 8GB flash memory for caching.
All of that is running on 450W 80 Plus Gold power supply unit, put inside in a 30.5 x 31.5 x 7.4 cm box and running Linux-based gaming-optimized SteamOS operating system.
Of course, Steam Machines are fully customizable and upgradeable. As a matter of fact, Valve stated these are just sort of PCs that most PC gamers would want to buy and play games on, all in a small living room-friendly package . In reality, anyone can build their own Steam Machine-like PC.
Price is not announced. Though considering some models will come with GTX TITAN, prices can range up to around $2000. In case you want to try Your luck in getting a beta sample, head on to Your Steam quest page.