The Steam Machine is Valve’s beta entry into the world of video game consoles. Valve has apparently decided that the Xbox One, PS4, and the Wii U just don’t deliver. Thus the birth of the Steam Machine. Valve has created a PC in-a-box essentially and written its own Linux-based OS to run on it. Unfortunately at this time the Steam Machine is only available to a lucky few who were chosen to receive it in an early beta.
iFixit was lucky enough to get their hands on one and have done what they do with everything they have, take it apart. Inside the Steam Machine iFixit found what was to be expected for something based on typical PC components. A Core i5-4570 running at 3.2Ghz, 16GB’s of DDr3 (PC3 12800) RAM, a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 780 3GB GDDR5 graphics card and all the ports you could want to connect the device to a monitor or TV.
For the full details and teardown, head over to iFixit Steam Machine Teardown