Valve Steam Machine
Valve Steam Machine
Top 33%1,281 points
Top 33%
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Valve Steam Machine review: 30 facts and highlights

1. number of games

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
447
Sony PlayStation 2: 3870

2. floating-point performance

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
3.97TFLOPS
Microsoft Xbox One X: 6TFLOPS

3. total clock speed

4 x 3.2GHz
Microsoft Xbox One S: 8 x 1.75GHz

4. Hard drive is replaceable

The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
Valve Steam Machine
13% have it

5. memory bandwidth

A higher memory bandwidth means the memory can be accessed faster and therefore data can be retrieved quicker, having a positive effect on the performance.
288.4GB/s
Microsoft Xbox One X: 326GB/s

6. GPU clock speed

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
863MHz
Microsoft Xbox One X: 1172MHz

7. shading units

Shading units (or stream processors) are small processors within the graphics card that are responsible for processing different aspects of the image.
2304
Valve Steam Machine: 2304

8. Can connect to an external drive

You can easily connect an external hard drive via USB if you need more space.
Valve Steam Machine
13% have it

9. width

315mm
Boxer8 Ouya (2014): 75mm

10. Has an internal power supply

Devices with an internal power supply are desirable as they don't require a large external "power brick" on the cable. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and an advantage if you have limited space.
Valve Steam Machine
10% have it

11. thickness

305mm
Sony Vita 2: 15mm

12. height

74mm
Sony PS Vita TV: 13.6mm

13. RAM

3GB
Microsoft Xbox One X: 12GB

14. The device has an integrated touchpad

With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.
Valve Steam Machine
14% have it

15. render output units (ROPs)

The ROPs are responsible for some of the final steps of the rendering process, writing the final pixel data to memory and carrying out other tasks such as anti-aliasing to improve the look of graphics.
48
Valve Steam Machine: 48

16. volume

7109.55cm³
Boxer8 Ouya (2014): 461.25cm³

17. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Valve Steam Machine
73% have it

18. Is region free

Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.
Valve Steam Machine
42% have it

19. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
8
Valve Steam Machine: 8

20. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Valve Steam Machine
48% have it

21. internal storage

1000GB
Alienware Alpha (i7): 2000GB

22. Can play games while they download

This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download while you are playing.
Valve Steam Machine
17% have it

23. number of analog sticks

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
2
Microsoft Xbox One S: 2

24. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Valve Steam Machine
64% have it

25. Has dual force feedback

With dual force feedback the controller has realistic vibrations, allowing you to feel the direction from which the impact is coming.
Valve Steam Machine
32% have it

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