SteamOS Gets AMD Support

Finally some positive news for AMD fans. SteamOS now has support for AMD graphics cards.

SteamOS developers have said that the Steam controller firmware upgrade process has been fixed, and that the AMD Catalyst driver has been upgraded to the preview release 13.11 Beta 9.9.

According to Softpedia, Valve representative Pierre-Loup is reported to have said:

This update upgrades the Catalyst driver in our repositories with a preview release. This build should fix the poor in-game performance and malfunctioning return to desktop functionality. Known problems include tearing and poor overlay performance in-game; please install them and post your feedback!” ~ Valve representative Pierre-Loup.

This is very good news and I hope AMD takes note and starts improving their drivers for Linux.

In the mean time those of us with AMD graphics cards can get a chance to try out SteamOS and start bug hunting to get the OS stable and ready for release as soon as possible.



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Author: Kereltis View all posts by
Linux advocate, born in Liverpool, grew up in Cork City Ireland and currently living in Corvallis, Oregon. I love all things Linux, my favorite distro being Ubuntu followed closely by Kubuntu and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and KDE). As far as I'm concerned Linux is the future of gaming. Lets make the world as open and transparent as we can!

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