Steam Machines: slower at gaming than Windows PC

Share This Post

Ars Technica ran benchmarks on November 13th of the Steam Machine, against Windows 10. The result was pretty much the fresh operating system processing gaming much faster than the machine meant for a couch-convenient PC gaming experience. The two systems are relatively close when it comes to the mechanics for gaming, but the Steam Machine was found to lag way behind the new Microsoft operating system when it came to real gameplay. You could end up losing frames and detail of graphics depending on which game you’re playing on the SteamOS versus Windows 10, according to the tests.

The tests were run with a playable, modest setup: a dual-core 3GHz Pentium with an old GeForce GTX 660; which could pose a problem when handling more major and demanding games.

The SteamOS’ foundation is based on Linux, which is an operating system not well fitted with custom video cards/specialized gaming cards unlike Windows and Mac Pro systems. The implementations of the software is simply keeping the hardware from excelling to its true potential, and that could change with a little bit of refinement and fine-tuning from Valve.

Until that time comes, we’ll stick with sitting at our computer desks for our PC experience.

Stay Ahead: Join the EwtNet Insider Email Club!

Stay informed and up-to-date with EwtNet's email subscription. Join our exclusive community and receive curated news, updates, and insights tailored to your interests.

Related Posts

The Most Expensive Video Games in 2013

The saga of 2013 has long been kept in...

Windows 10’s Top 30 Tricks, Tips, and Tweaks in Pictures

Windows 10 comes with a lot of amazing features but not all of them are readily available. Let's dig a little deeper and unveil new tweaks, tricks and features that will change the way you use your PC.

Microsoft And Dell Sign Patent Royalty Agreement For Google’s OS

Today Dell and Microsoft announced that they have signed...

Microsoft to Improve Metro Apps in Windows 8.1

Yesterday Paul Thurrott enumerated a number of tweaks that will...

Meta Quest 3 Complete Beginner’s Guide

Just like was hinted at in Meta Quest 3...

My [condensed] experience with Windows 10 so far…

On November 11th, 2015, "TH 2" was released for...
- Advertisement -

Discover more from EwtNet

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading