The first devices with the common name of Steam Machines are now on sale, and the staff of Ars Technica appreciated the difference in performance SteamOS and Windows 10. Final results for many gamers and game lovers may be unexpected.
For this test, representatives used the program Geekbench 3 and a computer with two operating systems, the characteristics of which can be found on their official website. When using Windows 10 performance was slightly higher. But the difference in the games has become much more tangible.
Testers chose Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Metro: Last Light Redux – both quite demanding on the system and both have been ported to SteamOS. On the OS from Valve frames per second places is reduced greatly.
“No matter what you do in these projects are executed on SteamOS performance drops to 21-58% depending on the graphics settings, – writes Ars Technica. – When we include Ultra-setting and HD-resolution Shadow of Mordor, on Windows 10, we received an average of 34.5 frames / sec, and SteamOS – unplayable 14.6 frames / sec”.
You would think that with games Valve situation is better – but no. In cases of Portal, Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2, the drop in the frame rate was “very much.”
The only project that adequately reproduced on both OS appeared Left 4 Dead 2. Test new items such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and Fallout 4 is not possible, as on Linux are not yet ported.