Saturday November 14, 2015

SteamOS Gaming Performs Worse Than Windows, Analysis Shows

A report at Ars reveals that games are running noticeably better on Windows than SteamOS.

No matter how you slice it, running these two high-end titles on SteamOS comes with a sizable frame rate hit; we got anywhere from 21- to 58-percent fewer frames per second, depending on the graphical settings. On our hardware running Shadow of Mordor at Ultra settings and HD resolution, the OS change alone was the difference between a playable 34.5 fps average on Windows and a stuttering 14.6 fps mess on SteamOS.

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