Valve details specs for Linux-based Steam Machine prototype

Last week, it provided details on how you could qualify to obtain one of the 300 prototype units to be released sometime before the year’s end. While it didn’t offer many details about what was inside those prototypes, we did know that Nvidia graphics would be featured.

Another week has gone by, and Valve has parceled out a few more nuggets about the Steam Machine. It looks like the prototype systems will have specs similar to Windows-based gaming PCs. In particular, they will make use of a variety of Intel Core processors, with the quad-core Core i7-4770 mentioned specifically. No AMD in sight here. They will also come with 16GB of DDR3-1600 RAM and storage ranging from 1TB to 8TB via hybrid disk drives.