This is the year of the Steam Machine console, finding out if it will it gain any real traction in the industry. There is a lot of room for factory customization in the hardware, but will it be united with a single OS? This week SYBER, a division of CYBERPOWERPC, announced the availability of the Vapor Xtreme. It is packed with enough hardware horsepower to make your current gaming PC cry.
The Vapor Xtreme is the most powerful "console" to date with an Intel Core i7 4790K at 4 GHz and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 4GB GDDR5 graphics card. To ensure there are no weaknesses to be spoken of, the Vapor Xtreme also comes with 8 GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Steam Big Picture Mode pre-installed, and a 1 TB 7200 RPM hard drive. Xtreme was definitely the best moniker for this beast, though a blazing fast SSD would have been a nice touch.
The Vapor Xtreme console comes with a controller in the Logitech F710, which will be easy to master for the Playstation owners of the world. What will not be so easily mastered is the $1499 starting price tag. While we think they missed the mark here, don't forget this is really a PC, so it does everything, there are tons of free to play games on Steam, and Steam Family Share to give you plenty to play. Get more details and pre-order info below.