Lastly, here are just some reference results from the OpenGL 3 GpuTest running on SteamOS:
If all goes according to plan the proper SteamOS comparison against other Linux desktop distributions will be complete and published tomorrow or Tuesday. If you want to see how your own system's performance stacks up against these numbers (whether you're on SteamOS or another OS), simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark 1312148-SO-STEAMOS1009 for a fully automated, standardized, and reproducible test experience.
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