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Posts tagged “Steambox”

Feature: SSD? JFDI

Week in Tech: Alienware’s Non-Steambox, SSD No-Brainer

Can there be any of you left not running an SSD as your main boot drive? If so, do not pass go, do not worry about M.2 and SATA Express, do not collect 200 units in non-sequential, unmarked local denomination. Just buy a Crucial MX100. It's now on sale with the 256GB effort yours for just £78 / $109. If you don't do it, I…

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Feature: Intel's new motherboard platform arrives, but still no CPUs

Week in Tech: Intel 9 Series, £200 GPUs, VR And Fast Food

Bit of a mish mash this week starting with a quick update on Intel's new 9 Series chipset and the motherboards that go with it. The boards are now on sale, but new CPUs of note are missing, so what gives? Meanwhile AMD has officially cut the price of ye olde Radeon R9 280 to $249 which seems like a good cue to look at…

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Prototype SteamBox Specs Revealed!

Valve have posted up a range of specs for the Steam Box prototype - or prototypes, as they have varied CPU and gfx cards - three hundred of which are going to be sent out to early sign ups. They explain: "The prototype machine is a high-end, high-performance box, built out of off-the-shelf PC parts. It is also fully upgradable, allowing any user to swap…

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Piston Gets P-ssed On By Valve

Am I allowed to swear in headlines? Some guy might complain that his four-year-old daughter reads PC gaming blogs and now he's going to report us to David Cameron. I'm so sorry, that guy. Anyway, I've taken the coward's route. I can only pray that you somehow manage to decode my intricate encryption and ascertain what I meant to say. You know the Xi3 Piston…

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Toot Toot: First Steamboxes Might Be Here By June

Gabe Newell doesn't just spend his time making himself look like Austrian Santa Claus - he also heads up gaming software titan Valve. And, soon, gaming hardware titan Valve. Their 'Steambox' PC-as-a-console concept isn't a secret anymore, and indeed Newell now claims the first units might well be in the wild within the next three to four months.

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