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SteamOS now supports AMD and Intel graphics

Alex Cocilova | Jan. 10, 2014
Valve's Linux-based operating system, SteamOS, now supports AMD and Intel graphics thanks to yesterday's update.

Steam OS

Curious PC gamers excluded by the SteamOS beta's initial "Nvidia graphics only" requirement can jump on board the testing train. The third update to Valve's living room-friendly operating system adds support for AMD and Intel graphics options, along with numerous other tweaks.

SteamOS Screen
Those with AMD and Intel graphics can now enjoy SteamOS's desktop.

If this solidified your weekend plans of installing SteamOS on your PC, check out our hands-on with it, including the installation process and pitfalls we ran into along the way, such as decimating your Windows install. Currently, SteamOS doesn't support drive partitioning, meaning whatever drive you install it on will wipe it away completely. It's best to find a spare hard drive to install it to.

 

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