Entertainment, Hardware

iBUYPOWER announces new SBX Steam Machine

Today iBUYPOWER announced a new SBX Steam Machine that comes in a variety of configurations. The SBX will be available with both Intel and AMD CPU configurations.

The iBUYPOWER SBX is designed to have games running at 60 FPS at 1080p resolution for smooth gameplay. The SBX will ship later in 2014, and will start at $499 and will include a Steam controller as well. The SBX will be available in matte black and matte white.

The full press release is below:

January 6, 2014, 6:00 PM PST, Las Vegas, NV – There are very few instances where one product category can leap frog over to another and make a profound impact. Today, iBUYPOWER, together with Valve, is making one such leap.

Introducing the iBUYPOWER SBX Steam machine, an ultra-simplified system designed to do one thing: entertain. Melding together the simplicity of a traditional game console, but harnessing power usually available to only high-end desktop PCs, iBUYPOWER is able to usher in both performance and content unheard of in the living room space.

For more information, please see http://www.ibuypower.com/Product/SBX

Designed in Los Angeles, iBUYPOWER labored to create a highly tuned and optimized system that would deliver a sustainable 60 frames-per second gaming experience at true high-definition resolutions. Powered by multi-core processors in both AMD and Intel flavors and paired with the latest in graphics technology from AMD, customers will be able to jump a full generation ahead of the latest game consoles.

?What we really wanted to do was make an impact in the living room. We wanted to really show the world that the power of desktop gaming machine can be experienced in the living room in a totally seamless way,? said Darren Su, Co-founder and VP of iBUYPOWER. ?All preconceptions of what entertainment in the living room should and can be, are out the door.?

Customers can expect an out-of-box experience unlike any other. Every iBUYPOWER SBX comes with a Steam Controller so customers can jump into the action immediately. All aspects of design and hardware are optimized for a gaming experience on Steam OS that sheds away legacy PC overhead. Make no mistake about it; this is not a PC.

iBUYPOWER?s Steambox will be available later in 2014 and will ship with a Steam controller for $499 and will be available in matte black and white.