First Steam Machine costs as much as an Xbox One

iBuyPower prototype
That's not a PS4 or an Xbox One

Update: iBuyPower has also revealed that its Steam Machine will be priced at $499 (about £307, AU $547) when it goes on sale next year, which means it will cost the same as an Xbox One.

According to The Verge, this Steam Machine will arrive with a multi-core AMD CPU and AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card. It'll also come with one of Steam's controllers.

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The Steam Machines haven't arrived just yet but glimpses of the box have been popping up left and right.

Engadget reported that iBuyPower has two Steam Machine prototypes in the works that so far, look quite a lot like a white PlayStation 4 - except there are light bars that may change colors.

Lovingly named Gordon and Freeman, details on the commercial prototypes are minimal though provide enough info to give you a general idea of what to expect.

Though Tom's Hardware claims the boxes in the photos have "an AMD CPU with a discrete GPU ... Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and at least a 500 GB HDD, with faster and larger options planned."

Both sites note the machines are capable of running all Steam titles in 1080p resolution at 60fps, and of course, are powering SteamOS.

Console competish

iBuyPower prototype

Gordon? Freeman? (credit: Engadget)

The Steam beta boxes are already set to ship out with varying degrees of massive computing power so iBuyPower's "larger options" comes as no surprise.

Along with the Nvidia Titan GPU, you can look forward to the GeForce GTX 780, GTX 760 or GTX 660 GPU plus much, much more.

Pricing for Gordon and Freeman's successors have yet to be revealed though it'll likely be comparable to the PS4 and Xbox One.