Steam For Chromebooks Reaches Beta With Initial DX12 Games, AMD C-Series Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 3 November 2022 at 12:45 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Next week already marks ten years since Valve made public their Steam on Linux beta builds while today Google has advanced Steam on ChromeOS / Chromebooks to beta. Back in March Google formally announced Steam for Chrome OS and began with alpha support for select devices. Today that support has reached beta with new device support, new features, and other improvements.

With ChromeOS 108, Steam has reached beta and has expanded the support beyond the initial focus of Intel Chromebooks to now include AMD Ryzen 5000 C-Series APUs. The minimum CPU requirements have also been lowered to Intel Core i3 and AMD Ryzen 3 series CPUs. Google though still recommends Chromebooks with at least 16GB of RAM and Core i5 or Ryzen 5 and better for the best gaming experience.


The Steam Chrome OS beta also has better power management, performance improvements, initial support for Direct3D 12 games, various game-specific tweaks, improved shader cache handling, Intel Alder Lake CPU support, Vulkan 1.3 support, a new installer and splash screen, and various other improvements.

Learn more about all of the great improvements for Steam on Chromebooks / Chrome OS via this Chrome OS dev blog post.
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