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Old 04-12-18, 11:19 AM
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Steam Link is now in Beta for the Raspberry Pi

Great news for Rasbian users!



Read more about Valve's Steam Link App for Raspberry Pi.

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Old 04-12-18, 12:00 PM
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Hang about! there's nothing negative about Intel in here? Are you guys ok?
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Old 04-12-18, 12:43 PM
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Worth noting than the standard 3B's and earlier boards network options(WiFi 2.4Ghz and 100mbps Ethernet tops) aren't really up to the task of smooth lag free gaming. It's only with the recent 3B+ that we've got GigE & 5Ghz AC WiFi. Both 3B and B+ have Bluetooth for controllers though.
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Old 04-12-18, 07:02 PM
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Ethernet should work fine honestly.

Isn't the 3B+'s gigabyte Ethernet through its USB controller and thus limited to 300mbps?
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Old 04-12-18, 09:45 PM
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Even if it's 100mbps that's still plenty for gaming..

As a router the Pi works great too if you decide for that. Heck you can even set it up as a VPN hardware solution and it'll work great too
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Old 05-12-18, 12:48 AM
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All Pi Ethernet is through the USB2 bus yeah. 100Mbit/s is fine most of the time but I find 1080p60 in-home streaming can spike to near 200Mbit/s at times(Scenes changes/quick movements) if you've got it in high quality mode and the lag spikes can be pretty noticeable on a weak connection.

I use the Pi quite a lot on commercial projects (Currently working with a furniture firm on expanding their IoT platform using PiCM based hardware), from research to manufacturing, and it's great, but I rarely recommend it for people who want to use it for media consumption or similar, there are other options/clones on the market with much better GPUs, video decoding & networking and it's never going to be Plug n Play for people who just want that.
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Old 05-12-18, 03:40 AM
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Another reason to own more. Love these things, already use them for RetroPi, RuneAudio, OctoPi and will be building a Pihole soon. At work I use them for digital signage using pisignage.
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I've found that I try different stuff out with my Pi and then just do it properly on top of x86 due to some limitation I run in to. ��
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Old 05-12-18, 11:09 AM
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To be honest if you're not using the GPIO/CSI/I2C/SPI or anything like that then yeah I'd recommend a small x86 device or ARM box something instead. Personally I see Pi's mostly as Arduino's with a whole PC built in, you have all the benefits of the full OS stack while still being able to control a huge range of external custom hardware easily, even a full x86 PC can't do that really (Unless you've got a native parallel port or something).

The Steam Link was often on sale for £11 and I can't see the experience on the Pi being nearly as smooth or pleasant for the time being as that truly was PlugnPlay, but it's nice to see Steam Link become an open software platform rather than a hardware one and I'm sure this means a sea of third party Android box's loaded with it is just round the corner.
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If this gets forked into RetroPie, I might give this a go. Play some old games through my CRT, plus a few new games for a laugh.
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