Zotac has shown off their new Steam Machine, and it looks great. The SN970 is marketed with some strong words, promising to rewrite the definition of PC gaming. These words have been uttered before, but SteamOS might actually be a platform that can either pull it off or at least get it started in the right direction.
Inside it packs a 6th Generation Intel Processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM. It has 8GB DDR3 SODIMM, a 2.5-inch 1TB HDD and a 64GB M.2 SSD, but these can of course be upgraded.
The system comes with SteamOS preloaded and the graphics card provides 4x HDMI 2.0 ports with support for 4K UHD at 60Hz as well as 2D/3D NVIDIA Surround. It also has a HDMI-in for pass-through signals and dual Gigabit Ethernet to make sure you have the best transfer speeds possible.
The Zotac SN970 has plenty of USB connectors with two front and two rear USB 3.0 and two rear USB 2.0 ports. Card reader, mini DisplayPort, ac WiFi, and Audio jacks are also present to make the whole thing complete.
That kind of hardware doesn’t come cheap, but it still seems reasonable with a $999 price tag. The availability is set for November, so we need to have patience for a while longer.
Thanks to ZOTAC for providing us with this information