Arstechnica compared the performance of games in Windows 10 and SteamOS
An end to the domination of Windows in the world of computer video games is approaching. This strong statement came from the mouth of Valve in 2013 during the announcement of the beginning of mass testing of gaming devices Steam Machine running an operating system SteamOS.
The project SteamOS for Linux appeared in December 2013 with a promise to be the best operating system for computer games and to break the monopoly of Microsoft in this segment.
Sale Steam Machine began only last week, almost two years after the debut of SteamOS. On this occasion, the editors of Arstechnica decided to see how the games work operating system from Valve after all this time.
To test the edition used Windows 10 Pro x64 and 22.214.171.124.0 SteamOS on a computer with the following characteristics:
- Intel Pentium dual-core G3220 (Haswell) 3.0 GHz.
- Graphics card Zotac Geforce GTX660 (2GB).
- 8 GB RAM DDR3-1600
- Motherboard MSI H81I (mini-ITX).
- Hard drive Western Digital WD Blue 500 GB x2 (7200 rpm).
The results of the two tested games show superior performance in the operating system from Microsoft. Even in games created on the graphics engine from Valve, the Windows.
Apparently, today the Steam Machine instead of analogues under Windows is a great compromise from the point of view of performance. Perhaps this is due to the lack of optimization of graphics drivers for Linux, but the problem is not just that. Many games are not available for this OS, and for many gamers this is an additional argument in favor of Windows. Will there be a day when will SteamOS become a major gaming platform. Let’s wait and see…