Steam lands on Chromebooks, the beta adds support for new CPUs

Steam lands on Chromebooks, the beta adds support for new CPUs

Steam lands on Chromebooks

After three years from the official announcement, with which Google announced that it was working to bring Steam to its ecosystem, Valve's gaming platform finally lands effectively on Mountain View laptops with the first beta, which also adds support for new AMD and Intel CPUs. The news comes from a post written on the official Google blog by Zach Alcorn, the company's product manager, where it is specified that the Steam client is now available as a beta version from ChromeOS 108.0.5359.24 onwards.

Il support for AMD processors includes, specifically, the Ryzen 5000 belonging to the C series, while as regards Intel, the 12th generation Core CPUs are now compatible. The minimum requirements also change, which now require an i3 for Intel Chromebooks and a Ryzen 3 for those with AMD hardware, the same thing for the amount of RAM, which drops from 16GB to 8GB. Despite this, as specified by Alcorn, the recommended requirement still includes a Ryzen 5 or Core i5 accompanied by 16GB of RAM, in order to ensure the best experience with all available titles.

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