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Major Engine & Content Update To The MMO War Thunder
16 November 2015 at 5:18 pm UTC

I just can't get into it, I've tried and tried again after the update. It runs great even on AMD, looks good @1440p on movie but, The UI and imbalance is insane !!!!!

Ars Technica Benchmarks Show Windows 10 Beating SteamOS Performance
14 November 2015 at 1:53 am UTC Likes: 1

linuxgamer
pete910Anyone know if the fact geekbench been compiled with clang 3.3(2013) would effect it with regards steamos using the 4xx kernel ? seem to remember reading some good gains in the last few versions of llvm/clang.
Of the Top500 supercomputers only 1 uses Windows and 488 use Linux only (entire Top100) http://www.top500.org/statistics/sublist/ . If the floating points calculations would decrease by 10% when using Linux the owners would loose millions to dozens of millions.

I ran the geekbench mark on my own sys, both win and lin,
Don't get how mine got a better score in linux than windows going on what Ars got with the steam machine. Granted I've got win7. Others have done the same with win10 and there linux install has still beat it.

So I there's something going wrong in the current SteamOS build as like you said, The top 500 would be losing a fair chunk I would have thought.

Scores are here
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/4178169
http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench3/4178315

Ars Technica Benchmarks Show Windows 10 Beating SteamOS Performance
13 November 2015 at 6:30 pm UTC

Ars has never been a fan of linux tbh. But with what they wrote in the quote proves they don't understand how the ecosystem works either, pinning all of it on valves shoulders as it were.

Anyone know if the fact geekbench been compiled with clang 3.3(2013) would effect it with regards steamos using the 4xx kernel ? seem to remember reading some good gains in the last few versions of llvm/clang.

X3: Reunion, X3: Albion Prelude And X3: Terran Conflict Now DRM Free On GOG
12 November 2015 at 4:43 pm UTC

PublicNuisance
pete910
liamdawe
pete910I'll just point out that the steam versions are DRM free too. you can run them without steam running/starting

You still need the Steam client running to download them, there's been debates on this but that's still a small form of DRM to some people.

Anyway, let's not turn this into a DRM war heh.



I guess when you buy it off GoG then it just appears on your system...

Comments like this make me wish this site had a dislike button.

Agreed

Alienware Interview Video About Their Steam Machine, SteamOS & The Future
11 November 2015 at 6:20 pm UTC Likes: 1

BdMdesigN
sonicI dont thik that GPU they use will have full Vulkan support, NVidia have some problems with asynchronous shaders.

Only on DirectX 12.
Vulkan works in a other way as dx 12 does.

No, not really. One of the main/key point's of both DX and Vulkan. It's the Asynchronous bit thats hurting NV. AMD's solution is on the hardware from what I 've read

It's what is used to help the consoles to get the perf with such week hardware. Though with them having only 8 iirc they dont push anything like what a PC GPU can compute

This explains the asynchronous bit better than I can

http://amd-dev.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wordpress/media/2012/10/Asynchronous-Shaders-White-Paper-FINAL.pdf

Alienware Interview Video About Their Steam Machine, SteamOS & The Future
11 November 2015 at 5:25 pm UTC Likes: 4

wojtek88I have to say that guy has to believe in what he is saying, because he sounds really convincing.

It's called a salesman

X3: Reunion, X3: Albion Prelude And X3: Terran Conflict Now DRM Free On GOG
11 November 2015 at 5:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

liamdawe
pete910I'll just point out that the steam versions are DRM free too. you can run them without steam running/starting

You still need the Steam client running to download them, there's been debates on this but that's still a small form of DRM to some people.

Anyway, let's not turn this into a DRM war heh.



I guess when you buy it off GoG then it just appears on your system...

X3: Reunion, X3: Albion Prelude And X3: Terran Conflict Now DRM Free On GOG
11 November 2015 at 2:14 pm UTC Likes: 3

I'll just point out that the steam versions are DRM free too. you can run them without steam running/starting

Grow Home From Ubisoft Now On SteamOS & Linux
10 November 2015 at 3:06 pm UTC

CreakThat is... surprising!

As a Ubi developer, I didn't expect that

Your brave admitting that

ZOTAC Have A Trailer To Show Off Their NEN Steam Machine
3 November 2015 at 5:51 pm UTC Likes: 2

Or the nice thought could be that come release day all the games that's shown will be available too

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