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Steam Machines Benched and 3DMark-ed

By Hurrairah bin Sohail - on 17 Jan 2014, 10:25am

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.

Steam Machines 3DMark Scores
Model CPU / GPU RAM Storage Price 3DMark
Origin PC - Chronos Intel Core i7-4770K
2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan
TBA TBA TBA 14,000
Digital Storm - Bolt II Intel Core i7-4770K
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
US$2,584 9,600
Webhallen Intel Core i7-4771
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
16GB 1TB SSD US$1,499 8,600
Alternate Intel Core i5-4570
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760
16GB 1TB SSD US$1,339 5,400 Intel Core i5-4440
8GB 1TB SSD US$1,098 5,400
Scan - 3XS Steam NC10 Intel Core i3-4000M
8GB 500GB US$1,090 2,300
Gigabyte - Brix Pro Intel Core i7-4770R
Intel Iris Pro 5200
8GB 1TB TBA 1,500

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.

Source: Futuremark

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