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Originally Posted by lombardsoup View Post

How many people use SteamOS compared to other operating systems? Curious to see the usage statistics.
SteamOS hasn't been hard-launched yet but the Linux figures currently sits at 1% (over 1 million users or so).
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Is there any benefit to loading Steam OS versus just installing Steam on a Linux system?

I am somewhat surprised how bad AMD looks in this review, I have 15.9 installed on my Linux system with a 7850 and it seems to run OK. It's compute performance (F@H, BOINC) seems to be comparable to Windows drivers.
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Is there any benefit to loading Steam OS versus just installing Steam on a Linux system?

I am somewhat surprised how bad AMD looks in this review, I have 15.9 installed on my Linux system with a 7850 and it seems to run OK. It's compute performance (F@H, BOINC) seems to be comparable to Windows drivers.


the only advantage between other distros is that if the OS has to update compatibility with hardware for a specific game for any reason, steamOS would be likely to put that on priority fix(relative to other distros), other than that probably not.
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While according to this AMD needs to improve there linux support, ok looks legit... lets just gloss over the fact that the 950 is also essentially a titan X in performance as well.

Nvidia also needs more work.

The last time I tried Linux with a GTX 690 it only used one GPU.
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Originally Posted by bfromcolo View Post

Is there any benefit to loading Steam OS versus just installing Steam on a Linux system?

I am somewhat surprised how bad AMD looks in this review, I have 15.9 installed on my Linux system with a 7850 and it seems to run OK. It's compute performance (F@H, BOINC) seems to be comparable to Windows drivers.
Drivers updates are more frequent (particularly video drivers).
The average Joe doesn't want to mess with the terminal to get better performing GPU drivers.

SteamOS is very much plug and play.
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I'm really surprised games even do as well as they do right now considering how little focus is given to the Linux world. That said when a GTX950 can match a Titan things are in need of some work.
     
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I doubt SteamOS will be a succes, since they will miss Ubisoft, EA, Blizzard titles.. And probably many more.

But I'm still surpriced about how bad AMDs performance is..
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post #18 of 53
When this benchmark looks normal, except the "year of the linux desktop" to be in 1-3 years (game's aren't going to be made as much if it's this bad).
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vulkan or even better openGL support from both nvidia and AMD will be pointless to care about until game developers actually make the games work on those APIs.

We already see AAA developer hit impossible deadlines with huge bugs and concentrating on DLCs instead of making a good story from start to finish, and you think they will have time to develop the game for DX11, DX12, vulkan and openGL, add gameworks or AMD's tech to the game, and not to mention PS4, and Xbox, and maybe even nintendo?

Please. Unless vulkan will revolutionise performance, or there is going to be a big push from both nvidia and AMD on developers for it make it stick, I only see it as mantle 2.0. It will be cool for exactly 5 minutes.
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And why is a 680 faster than everything? 760 faster than a 780 ti and 970.

You think that's weird? My ancient GTX460 is faster than all of AMDs offerings. I'm not sure I would get that score running it under Windows.
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