The Steam Box Cometh: Xi3 Announces Piston

We covered the “confirmed” rumour on this weeks LinuxGamecast Weekly but Xi3 just blew everyone’s face off. Polygon reports the device is based on its “performance level” X7A, which is priced at $999. If true, the Piston will pack a quad-core 64-bit, x86 CPU, 4-8GB RAM, three display ports and integrated graphics? A betting man might be tempted to speculate on this critter running AMD’s ‘Fusion’ APU. It’s wait-and-see at this point.

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X7a system specs specs

  • A quad-core 64-bit, x86-based 32nm processor running at up to 3.2GHz (with 4MB of Level2 Cache)
  • An integrated graphics processor (GPU) containing up to 384 programmable graphics cores (or shaders)
  • 4GB-8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 64GB-1TB of internal solid-state SSD storage (with up to 12Gbps throughput speeds)
  • Three display ports providing maximum resolution of 4096×2160 (including one DisplayPort v1.2 and * 2 Mini-DisplayPorts v1.2)
  • Four eSATAp 3.0 ports
  • Four USB 3.0 ports
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • 1Gb Ethernet port
  • Three audio ports (1 input and 2 outputs: 1 copper and 1 optical)

Via Eurogamer, Reddit, Polygon

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