For those of you who are rocking on to both AMD and Intel customers, it does not really matter as to which particular platform you are using, as we have now received word that SteamOS will be able to support both. The Steam Universe group was recently updated with word that SteamOS will now boast support for AMD and Intel GPUs, but there is a caveat to it of course. Optimus solutions, which are those with Nvidia discrete GPUs as well as Intel integrated graphics with dynamic switching, will still remain unsupported.
Valve’s Pierre-Loup A. Griffais shared, “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!”
SteamOS installs should update themselves by themselves, but the refreshed installation images will also be made available to download. Do bear in mind that SteamOS does have minimum requirements, where among them include a 64-bit processor, 4GB RAM, at least 500GB of hard drive space, and support for UEFI booting. One thing is for sure though, there is an onslaught of Steam machines coming our way.