Steam Should Now Have Lower CPU Usage In The Background, DPI Scaling
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve on 14 September 2017 at 05:52 AM EDT. 14 Comments
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Valve pushed out a new Steam beta overnight and it's a bit heavier on the feature side.

First up, Steam should now have lower CPU usage and battery impact when Steam is running in the background. The background changes they made though to lower the impact were not mentioned.

Also of interest is that the Steam Overlay is now DPI-aware and is able to scale appropriately for games running at very high resolutions. Great to see Valve finally putting more of a focus on HiDPI displays.

Also with this beta update there is an "Action Set Layers" feature for Steam Controllers.

More details via the announcement.

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