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After a slow start, Dell turns up the dial on Steam Machines

Agam Shah | June 14, 2016
Dell introduces two new Steam Machines with Intel's Skylake chips, DDR4 memory and Nvidia GPUs.

Dell also introduced faster versions of the Alienware Alpha with Windows, which offers better graphics performance, storage and connectivity. The systems can also run PC applications.

The new Alpha systems run on Intel Skylake processors, and could be configured with AMD's Radeon R9 M470X or Nvidia's GeForce GTX 960. Memory capacities range from 4GB to 16GB of DDR4 DRAM, while storage can be up to 2TB. Prices start at $599.

The new Alphas can also work with the latest GPUs through the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, a $199 external attachment that can bring additional graphics power to GPUs. The amplifier will bring virtual reality capabilities to the Alphas, said Frank Azor, general manager at Dell. The Amplifier will help gamers play games via Nvidia's upcoming Pascal GPUs at a later date.

 

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