Valve did promise that this year’s GDC would shed more light on their Steam Machines initiative, and it does not seem like they were lying. Ahead of Valve themselves revealing anything, Syver, a new division of CyberPowerPC, announced a full line of Steam Machines as part of Syber’s open platform PC gaming systems.
“For gamers who want to break out of the bedroom and into the comfort of the living room, the Syber Steam Machines offers the best performance at an affordable price,” said Eric Cheung, CEO, CyberPowerPC.
“We created the Syber Steam Machines to give gamers more power and more customization than the standard video game consoles like Sony PlayStation, Nintendo Wii and Microsoft Xbox,” said Eddie Vong, VP of Product, CyberPowerPC.
“Based on the feedback from gamers and stakeholders, we created a full range of Syber Steam Machine models to satisfy customer’s needs for price and performance,” said Tony Crisp, Co-Founder, Syber.
So far, it appears that they succeeded- looking at their lineup, we find the Syber Steam Machine-E, powered by a quad-core AMD processor and NVIDIA® GeForce GTX graphics, for $449; The Syber Steam Machine-P, with an Intel G3258 3.2GHz processor and AMD Radeon R9 270X graphic s at $549; and the Steam Machine-K powered by an Intel Core i5-4690K and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 with a price tag of $999.
The Steam Machines launch this Fall. Stay tuned.