Steam Machines Benched and 3DMark-ed
One of the major announcements at CES 2014 was pertaining Steam Machines. Aiming to bring PC gaming on the same competitive filed as consoles, a total of 13 third party manufacturers partnered up with Valve to release their own version of the newest console on the block.
Futuremark has been able to get their hands on a number of the initially launched Steam Machines and have tested them using 3DMark. Here are their results.
|Model||CPU / GPU||RAM||Storage||Price||3DMark|
|Origin PC - Chronos||Intel Core i7-4770K
2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
|Digital Storm - Bolt II||Intel Core i7-4770K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
|Webhallen||Intel Core i7-4771
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
|Alternate||Intel Core i5-4570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
|Materiel.net||Intel Core i5-4440
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 OC
|Scan - 3XS Steam NC10||Intel Core i3-4000M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
|Gigabyte - Brix Pro||Intel Core i7-4770R
Intel Iris Pro 5200
Seeing that the Steam Machines will be available in different configurations, the 3DMark scores will be able to serve as an important metric for evaluating the worth and value of a particular Steam Machine. As the chart shows however, gamers will have to pay top dollar for top performance. We will be keeping an eye out for the 3DMark scores for the rest of the Steam Machines as well.