Chromebooks will soon get more gaming support with Valve, Epic Games, Nvidia an others all working to bring AAA titles to both Chrome OS and Linux in general. Recently Nvidia, demoed Ray Tracing on a Chromebook powered by a MediaTek Kompanio 1200 Arm CPU paired with an Nvidia RTX 3060.
With all of this gaming momentum with gaming and Chromebooks, we wanted to show you all how you can check to see if your Chromebook or Chromebox will be supported by Steam.
- Visit Chrome OS Updates (cros.tech)
- Type in the name of your Chrome OS device in the search field of the site
- Find the board name of your device in the left-hand column
- Now visit cros-board.eclass – Chromium Code Search (image above)
- Scroll down the list till you see the board name of the device you own
To note, not every Chromebook or Chromebox will initially be supported as ARM-powered devices will gain support later on. The Proton compatibility layer that Steam utilizes for running Windows games on Linux devices requires Vulkan 1.2, so if your device doesn’t support Vulkan 1.2 you may be out of luck, but just in case visit Intel’s support site to see if your Intel-powered device is supported.
Was your Chromebook or Chromebox on the list? Let us know in the comments below.