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The latest beta version of Valve’s Linux-based SteamOS adds support for AMD graphics cards, according to the developer.

The update adds support for AMD’s Catalyst graphics card 13.11 Beta 9.9 driver, according to the patch notes. “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,” Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais wrote.

One major bug present in the OS at the moment is “tearing and poor overlay performance in-game,” Griffais added. Another recent update to SteamOS added support for Intel graphics chips, previously Valve’s OS only supported Nvidia graphics cards.

Earlier this week at CES 2014, Valve unveiled the prices and specs of several third-party Steam Machines, which range from $500 to $6000. You can take a look at the full lineup here.

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SteamOS Beta Update Adds Support for AMD Graphics Cards

By Matthew Bennett | 01/10/2014 08:21 AM PT

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The latest beta version of Valve’s Linux-based SteamOS adds support for AMD graphics cards, according to the developer.

The update adds support for AMD’s Catalyst graphics card 13.11 Beta 9.9 driver, according to the patch notes. “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,” Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais wrote.

One major bug present in the OS at the moment is “tearing and poor overlay performance in-game,” Griffais added. Another recent update to SteamOS added support for Intel graphics chips, previously Valve’s OS only supported Nvidia graphics cards.

Earlier this week at CES 2014, Valve unveiled the prices and specs of several third-party Steam Machines, which range from $500 to $6000. You can take a look at the full lineup here.

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89