The dedicated operating system will be launched in the coming days,Steam Link It is not yet clear whether there is anything to be excited about, for now
Soon this is happening - WALAV's Steam OS system, Which is designed to be the first operating system designed primarily for gaming, and by the way also to lead the whole gaming world in Linux-based systems to a new era, will be officially launched, in the framework of computers (or consoles, if you will)Steam Machine first.
Three years have passed since Vavalab was declared The new and surprising initiative This one, designed to give a real alternative to the old and familiar saloon consoles, but seems to have remained more or less the same for all time - to provide a better gaming experience from both existing consoles and standard PCs Windows, At any price tag you choose.
What is the actual situation? involved. The basic Steam OS console The leader arrives From Dell's Alienware, When the cost of 450 dollars will give you a compact and designed box, with an economical dual-core processor of Intel, 4GB of RAM, hard drive 500GB and a graphics card with capabilities similar to those of the X-GeForce GTX 860M.
It is possible that on paper it can be argued that this hardware offers a level Performence Similar to that of the Microsoft and Sony consoles, but in practice it is highly doubtful whether the current performance and refinement level of Microsoft Steam OS can provide a similar worthwhile gaming experience - when it's worth noting that even 450 bucks is a price that is actually higher by about 100 or even 150 bucks than their current price Consoles.
Steam OS Console עם Performence Reasonably visual quality that is higher than the consoles will cost much more than a saloon console, at least in the current reality - and even then it is hard to ignore the fact that Waleb has a long way to go until you can declare title compatibility that is truly competitive with the huge windows system, on its many versions.
With all due respect to the X-Steam, The most cost-effective and logical product for most users is probably theSteam Link, which is a small, intelligent type of Stimmer 50 dollar that can be connected to any means of display for streaming network gaming from any computer running the platform -Steam - In other words, anyone who is not looking to purchase a new gaming system or is simply unwilling to give up their existing operating system for the benefit Steam OS, will still be able to turn any TV And every screen in his home to a real game console, easily and inexpensively (although up to 1080p60 only, as of now)
Beyond the specific consoles of WALAV & Co., the site's Linux experts phoronix Have decided to test the upcoming launch of SteamOS with the latest version (2.0) A variety of popular video cards From home NVIDIA and-AMD, For those who might be interested in the gaming system in general, without depending on the pre-assembled boxes offered for sale at the online store Steam.
Green wins, red cries
In this case, the situation seems relatively encouraging - at least for NVIDIA. Most of the green manufacturer's cards performed reasonably well, which is probably quite similar to the same titles and the same settings in Windows-based systems (although such declarations are difficult to make without direct comparison from those who actually performed the tests), but at the same time the Radeon AMD Without a doubt, they are not yet ready to launch WALAV, with Performence It is very bad that in some cases Fury X functioned less well thanGeForce GTX 950 comes a quarter of it.
Bottom line, it's hard to call the Steam OS "revolutionary" in its current state - but on the other hand, it probably shouldn't be underestimated either And the ambitious society behind it. In the next few years, it is likely that we will be able to see computers that offer better quality and performance than the consoles at similar price tags (after all, the computer hardware is constantly advancing, while the hardware of the consoles relies mainly on programmatic polishing)Steam Machine, and probably also continuous polishing system -Steam OS and the performance it offers, along with more and more up-to-date titles to support it, will further strengthen its wink for anyone who sets up its core gaming platform.
It's worth remembering, too, the humble beginnings of the Sets Platform as we know it so far - from a weird and pretty scrappy service that was 'forcibly' pushed to the throats of all the players who wanted to play Half-Life 2 a little over a decade ago, to a platform that almost alone lifted the gaming world On PC to unprecedented heights, thanks to innovative approach, continuous improvement and relentless tenacity. This approach makes us believe that one day, maybe in a few years, Steam OS will become the new home of most gamers in the computer world. We'll see.