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Valve updates SteamOS to add support for AMD cards

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The beta of SteamOS now supports AMD graphics cards, courtesy of the latest update from Valve, the company announced this week.

The Jan. 7 update to SteamOS included an update to a preview release for the AMD Catalyst driver, version 13.11 beta 9.9. It "should fix the poor in-game performance and malfunctioning return to desktop functionality," said Valve's Pierre-Loup Griffais in a Steam Universe post.

Griffais noted a couple of known issues with the preview release: screen tearing and "poor overlay performance in-game."

Earlier this week, Valve updated SteamOS to add out-of-the-box support for Intel graphics chips. The Linux-based operating system initially launched only with Nvidia graphics support.

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