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Submitted by JamieSI 218d ago | video

Youtube Metro: Last Light video compares Windows performance with SteamOS

Interesting videos continue to surface from the Steam Machine beta testing initiative, with Youtuber Corey Nelson this time providing a look at how Valve's operating system SteamOS handles Metro: Last Light, one of the most graphically advanced games on the PC right now. (Industry, Metro: Last Light, PC)

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kiz2694  +   218d ago
Wow really! that's a 100% increase, wasn't expecting such an improvement.
Stsonic  +   218d ago
Watch the end of the video.

SteamOS has no tessellation, lower aa, and no physx.
neoMAXMLC  +   218d ago
Was gonna point that out too. The Linux version is very limiting when it comes to video settings.

The same settings gives identical performance between both OSs.
XtraTrstrL  +   218d ago
Yeah, once he mentioned and showed that the settings options weren't the same, it was kind of a pointless test. Though, Gabe Newell has already shown that Linux can run the same Windows software with little to no alteration at a much better framerate, so I do expect better performance in SteamOS in general.
Hatsune-Miku  +   218d ago
This game needs to come to ps4 along with arma 3
webeblazing  +   218d ago
I find it funny some people on this site say kill zone looks as good as metro LL and say resolution n fps Dont matter
Murad  +   217d ago
Not going to lie, is that surprising? OpenGL isn't the easiest to use.
mdluffy  +   218d ago
SteamOS turned of allot of advanced stuff, so it was probably running at console graphics. At the end windows does the same only better.
morganfell  +   218d ago
That will not last. The first thing people said was that SteamOS wasn't real. Then they were saying it would only have a handful of games. Now they are going to say it won't have the visual quality. In the end it will and that quality will wind up better. Devs and publishers are going to get behind this platform in a huge way. The OS already has a far lower overhead than Windows. In several titles running neck and neck with Windows as regards features enabled Steam OS (at that time straight Ubuntu) flat outran Windows.

Imagine as a developer and publisher being able to put your games on a living room PC whose operating system is free. How is that for encouragment? No more would your customers have their arm twisted by some company to pay a hundred or two hundred or more dollars for an upgrade.
SlapHappyJesus  +   218d ago
There are features that simply are only available through the work they do with Windows.
Steam is the dominate market when it comes to PC, and when they push for Steam OS developers and publishers will listen.
You will start to see parity between the platforms and, honestly, Linux will run better than Windows, though just not to a extremely large degree.
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JasonKCK  +   218d ago
Some people just try too hard
Ju  +   218d ago
With the same settings they perform exactly the same. Your reaction just shows how misleading this is. I was impressed at first, but 4xMSAA vs. 2x no tessellation, no advanced physics. Of course SteamOS was faster. All that set to the same and the framerate went up on Windows.
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come_bom  +   218d ago
For now I'll continue with Windows, since i don't use Windows only for gaming. When/If SteamOS proves it self, then maybe I'll installed it on another partition, positioning it side by side with Windows.
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Drakir  +   217d ago
Don't rush to comment, if you watched the whole video or at least until the beginning of the steamOS you would see there is no costumization of quality, so this isn't a legitimate comparison.
JamieSI  +   218d ago
Same, although and it's worth noting that SteamOS is still in Beta as well! So it'll surely improve even more over time, but we'll have to wait and see. Would be good to see more comparisons.
kaozgamer  +   218d ago
yeah well the settings in the linux version was not the same as the settings in the windows version...
LeoDDestroyer  +   218d ago
I think what surprising is how similar the performances were when the values were made the same. The steam os is new so for a game like last light to play well on it is great news indeed.
ninjahunter  +   218d ago
Hmm, so no real performance difference.
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assdan  +   218d ago
If the difference in most games is even half that, this is a revolution in computer gaming.
ninjahunter  +   218d ago
If you watch till the end, he shows that the max settings on SteamOS are significantly lower than the max windows settings, and that they run almost identically at similar settings.
JasonKCK  +   218d ago
Why is it so hard for some people to watch the whole video? It's not like it was 30 minutes long.
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MoveTheGlow  +   218d ago
I like this guy's videos, because he doesn't just compare the two by how they look on-screen, he goes through the settings config files and shows *exactly* why this stuff is happening. I actually tend to tweak PC settings more like the Steam Machine does - yes, it's nice to see a bit more polish on the graphics, but framerate trumps that for me. Maybe it's because I only have a 32" TV, so it shows up just fine.

That machine's probably around or a bit below my PC's capabilities now that I've seen that. It'll be nice to hopefully buy one of those controllers for it soon!
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DynDasE  +   218d ago
Can't wait to see SteamOS after BETA testing. :D
Hopefully, SteamOS will work with any hardware, since Windows 8 have become pain in the ass for developers...

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