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SteamOS vs Windows: Comparative benchmarks

When you've got duplicate hardware lying around, why not put SteamOS and Windows through some comparative tests to see how the new kid on the block performs?

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DesVader1409d ago

Hmm, not such good results for SteamOS...but, its still in Beta with a long way to go. Valve has a good track record of only releasing stuff when its ready.

plut0nash1409d ago

It's Linux at the end of the day. Most likely it'll get better.

Choc_Salties1409d ago

One of the biggest problems is with the UI component, while it is there, there are a lot of things happening on the underside which do slow the whole thing down a bit, but that is the nature of the Xorg windows system, or XFree86, depending on which basis you use. Becuase the thing is built with multi-terminal functionality in mind (think Windows Terminal Services' granddaddy) a lot of redundancy was built in, which can and probably does add overhead which the system could well do without.

Watch Valve redo the whole Graphical engine UI maybe :)