Valve has confirmed that in November of this year they will officially start selling Steam Machine, in addition we also reported Zotac SN970 Steam Machine, the ASUS ROG GR8S Steam Machine is also quite a concern.

During the fair GDC 2015, manufacturers have announced 14 Steam Machines – one of them is ASUS ROG GR8S.


Remember that Steam wants to create  a new category of machine affordability of consoles and power of PCs and we see a great top notch result. The Steam Machines were revealed at CES and in the case of Steam Machines, well, they’re coming, and they’re certainly more expensive than current-Gen consoles. The main difference comes down to the operating system Valve SteamOS. It is worth noting that the new system (Windows 10) will also be installed on an ordinary ROG GR8 and thus you can convert it into the SteamOS.

ASUS ROG GR8S stands out impressive build, which brought out a pretty good set of connectors – there are two front USB 2.0 ports and audio in / out, and on the back side you can also find another USB 2.0 and 3.0, the output video and network connector and audio connectors. Integrated ROG SupremeFX 5.1 HD Audio for good quality sound and for wireless connectivity corresponds to the Intel Gb LAN Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11 ac Wi-Fi.


ASUS ROG GR8S will be available in several configurations: with Intel Core i5 and i7, 4 – 16 GB of DDR3 RAM and NVIDIA graphics cards GeForce 900. The data allocated to the SSD with a capacity of 128-512 GB HDD 500 GB – 1 TB. Another advantage is the ability to easily exchange RAM and disks.

Specifications of ASUS ROG GR8S Steam Machine:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7
  • RAM: 4 – 16 GB DDR3
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 900
  • HDD: 500 GB – 1 TB
  • SSD: 128 – 512 GB
  • NIC: GbE LAN GameFirst III, WI-FI 802.11ac
  • Sound Card: ROG SupremeFX 5.1

ASUS ROG GR8S will go on sale in November, and the most basic configuration you will need to shell out $ 699. This is slightly less than the competitive model Zotac Steam Machine SN970.


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