Valve shares their PC rigs specs

Have you ever wondered what PC game developers have inside their own PC gaming rigs at work? At least one developer takes that info seriously. Valve's latest Steam news update reveals their current and upcoming PC rig specs for their work machines.

As Steam users know, Valve has a hardware survey that lets their users give info on their own hardware specs to Valve. As Valve notes in their news update, "The survey helps us make better engineering and gameplay decisions, because it makes sure we're targeting machines our customers actually use, rather than measuring only against the hardware we've got in the office." As you will see, Valve's current specs are on the high end already and their future rigs they are transitioning to are over-the-top.

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IdleLeeSiuLung3217d ago

nice computers, but they are probably way over spec'ed compared to most.... I can't believe the average Steam user has that kind of rig.

Gorgon3217d ago

That's for use in development.

JustinSaneV23217d ago

Development takes resources bro.

strotee3217d ago

How about 10K RPM hard drives?

Fishy Fingers3217d ago

Pretty much what I'm running :)

Kevin McCallister3217d ago (Edited 3217d ago )

Same here. Though I won't be able to touch the one they're transitioning to until sometime next year I'd guess.

Fishy Fingers3217d ago (Edited 3217d ago )

Yeah me to..

"12GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz ram" £££££ ....

Mikerra173217d ago

its funny they have 12 gb of ram when after 6 or so it dosent count for anything

Kevin McCallister3217d ago

I'd imagine 6GB+ of RAM would easily come in handy when doing development for current and future consoles/PCs (especially if they are finally moving away from the Source engine). It's not gonna make the PC run any faster, but it'll ensure the system is never bogged down by all the stuff that must be running. Those Mac Pros go up to 32GB RAM...

tuaamin133217d ago

Is only about $300-350 or so at newegg. If they buy a few of these I'm sure they can get a discount.

Those EVGA boards hold 12GB, but only because EVGA hasn't really tested enough 24GB configurations (they mentioned it somewhere in their forums).

Now the question to ask is: What do they do with their old stuff?

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Jerk1203217d ago

I like the Sonata case.

The Lion? Not so much.

topgeareasy3217d ago

THE ROCK: valve can take their rigs twist them side ways and stick it up their candy Arses

kwyjibo3217d ago

What is with your obsession with sticking oversized objects into your anus? I really don't think this is the right forum in which to air your fetishes.

topgeareasy3217d ago (Edited 3217d ago )

Ever watch WWF/WWE if not then you won't get it

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