first reports of Valve about the tests they are doing with the game that will lead the landing of Steam on Linux, Left 4 Dead 2, and WIN the results will like , especially the fans to comparisons with Microsoft’s operating system, also wary of the hardware support in Linux.
counted in the official blog, Valve is working on the performance of games on Linux, for which they have made some comparisons with Windows. Specifically, they used the following hardware: Intel Core i7 3930k, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, 32 GB of RAM.
on that team as “modest” tested Left 4 Dead 2 on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 64-bit and Ubuntu 12.04 of 32-bit, with results of 270.6 FPS (frames per second) on Windows and … 6 FPS in Ubuntu . Something that Valve normalize, being a port in early stage of development.
However, the company’s engineers have worked hard to make possible its commitment to Linux, improving three key areas :
Left 4 Dead 2 running on Ubuntu went to 315 FPS , to the amazement of those developers, who have as is evident worked harder to optimize the Windows version.
original article you will find the technical details of the work done by Valve, but in summary include the solvency OpenGL and direct collaboration (missing was , I might add) with the three major manufacturers of graphics cards, NVIDIA, AMD and Intel. Or what is the same: love is power.
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