Anyway, iBuyPower announced that their Steam Machine, due out in early 2014 and bundled with the first iteration of the SteamOS, will be available for only $499. Yes, the exact same price as the Xbox One, but far more powerful.
In fact, the Steam Machine will come bundled with AMD’s latest R9 270, where-as the Xbox One’s GPU performance is closer to a 7790, according to Tom’s Hardware. That’s not to mention the R9 270 comes with boosted clock speeds, super fast 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM and enough shader processors to make most games weep. What’s sad is that for the same price, the Steam Machine is already far faster than the Xbox One as far as graphics processing, memory access and performance goes.