we were looking forward to what happened ASUS ROG Alley This has been possible since we first reviewed the unit at launch. Today we take a closer look at how well the Asus ROG Ally Extreme runs ChimeraOS, an Arch-based open-source Linux-based operating system that simulates the Steam Deck OS. This comes from a video recently shared by ETA Prime, who is working on pushing his Asus ROG Ally to its limits through all sorts of means. emulation test.
ChimeraOS is very similar to Steam Deck OS and will allow you to play many Steam games on your new handheld. If you’re looking for a best of both worlds alternative to the Steam Deck, Asus ROG Ally’s ChimeraOS seems like an excellent compromise. ETA Prime indicates that ChimeraOS has many features that his SteamOS 3 has, so the interface and compatibility should be very similar.
The OS loaded fine on my first try, was responsive, and I was able to access ETA Prime’s library through the user interface. The biggest problem was the lack of audio support. To get around this, ETA Prime had to use his 3.5 mm audio jack for audio output on external speakers. WiFi worked regularly but inconsistently. Hopefully this can be adjusted in future upgrades. A final drawback was the lack of TDP control. That said, there are plenty of other performance settings available, so you can tweak your graphics settings as needed.
ETA Prime has taken the time to test several popular titles including: Forza Horizon 5, Horizon Zero Dawnand Doom Eternal at 1080p. However, in some tests the resolution wasn’t as high as it was set to be.like any other game Left 4 Dead 2, Skyrimand Cyberpunk 2077 It has been successfully tested with a video output around 120 Hz. It’s worth noting that the Asus ROG Ally Extreme display is AMD FreeSync certified.
Overall, the Asus ROG Ally seems to run ChimeraOS very well. There are several tweaks to improve the experience, including integrated audio support, wireless reliability, and TDP control. While the Steam Deck stands out for its excellent battery life, the Asus ROG Ally proves to be pretty versatile when running this Linux OS. If you want to see ChimeraOS in action, check out ETA Prime’s latest review. YouTube.