SteamOS Beta 96 Updates AMD Driver, Improves Brix Support
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 26 March 2014 at 03:40 PM EDT. 7 Comments
Valve has announced the latest version of the SteamOS "Alchemist" Beta with their update 96 release.

Among the changes for this latest SteamOS update -- which includes re-spun ISOs and ZIP images -- are fixed performance/stability for wireless on Gigabyte Brix systems, a Bluetooth driver for the Gigabyte Brix, dynamic passthrough support in PulseAudio, support for detecting Hybrid Graphics configurations, various bug-fixes, and the AMD binary graphics driver has been updated to Catalyst 14.1 Beta 1.3 from upstream Debian Jessie.

The Gigabyte Brix system that saw improved support with this update is a bare-bone mini-PC that's been quite popular. There's several different Gigabyte Brix models with varying hardware specs and the size isn't too far of from the excellent Intel NUC.

More details on these latest SteamOS Linux gaming distribution changes can be found via the SteamCommunity.com announcement.
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