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Valve Steam Machine

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Valve Steam Machine review: specs and price

Valve Steam Machine
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Valve Steam Machine

Why is Valve Steam Machine better than the average?

  • CPU speed
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    4 x 3.2GHzvs5.29GHz
  • Floating-point performance
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    3.97 TFLOPSvs1.15 TFLOPS
  • RAM
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    3GBvs1.85GB
  • Memory bandwidth
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    288.4GB/svs164.51GB/s
  • Shading units
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    2304vs1129.45
  • USB ports
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    8vs2.47
  • Render output units (ROPs)
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    48vs27.11
  • Height
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    74mmvs77.96mm

Price comparison

General info

1.Hard drive is replaceable
Valve Steam Machine
The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
2.Is region free
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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.
3.thickness

305mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

315mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Has an internal power supply
Valve Steam Machine
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.
6.height

74mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Performance

1.CPU speed

4 x 3.2GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
2.floating-point performance

3.97 TFLOPS

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.
3.RAM

3GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
4.memory bandwidth

288.4GB/s

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.
5.GPU clock speed

863MHz

The graphics processing unit (GPU) has a higher clock speed.
6.Can connect to an external drive
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You can easily connect an external hard drive via USB if you need more space.

Connectivity

1.supports Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
2.USB ports

8

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Valve Steam Machine
Wi-Fi 4 (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.
4.has an HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
5.USB version

3

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Controllers

1.number of analog sticks

2

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.
2.has an integrated touchpad
Valve Steam Machine
With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface.
3.Has dual force feedback
Valve Steam Machine
With dual force feedback the controller has realistic vibrations, allowing you to feel the direction from which the impact is coming.
4.number of buttons

16

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

Features

1.number of games

447

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.
2.Can play games while they download
Valve Steam Machine
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.
3.Access high scores and achievements
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Your gaming history is stored online, so you can keep your reputation when you change console.

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