Valve releases Steam Machine specs, freaks out PS4 and Xbox One

If you're one of the lucky 300 beta testers hand-picked by Valve, this is what you have in store
Valve releases Steam Machine specs

Valve releases Steam Machine specs

Valve has outed the specs for its range of Steam Machine prototypes, giving us a first glimpse at the sort of firepower we can expect to see from the gaming service's launch hardware when it becomes publicly available next year.

300 lucky beta testers who have been lucky enough to get chosen by Valve will be receiving their very own Steam Machine to take for a spin, with a number of different configurations on offer. All will run the new, free SteamOS rather than Windows - the current gaming PC platform of choice. The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of Nvidia's Battlebox certification program, which showcases Nvidia-packing PC hardware that's sufficiently powerful to game in 4K resolutions.