Steam Client Beta Improves Video Performance, Adds FPS Counter
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 3 January 2015 at 09:11 AM EST. 5 Comments
VALVE --
Valve has started the new year with a new Steam client beta for all supported platforms.

First up, this latest Steam beta is expected to fix a video playback performance regression for Linux and OS X users. Unfortunately details on this regression and the affected hardware/drivers are scarce. This update has also reduced the CPU load when drawing animated images or videos.

The other change of interest to some Linux gaming users will be the added FPS counter to the Steam Overlay for showing the frames per second in a uniform manner for your Steam games, which is sort of similar to the Gallium3D HUD.

More details on this latest Steam Linux client update can be found via SteamCommunity.com.
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