The simulation studies were carried out on the oriented silicon steel produced by thin slab casting and rolling (TSCR) and twin-roll strip casting in the laboratory. The precipitation of inhibiter, formation of microstructure and texture were investigated before cold rolling. The inhomogeneous microstructure and texture gradient were observed in the 7-pass hot-rolled strip（2mm）for TSCR process, and texture gradient was not changed after normalizing, and the twin-roll strip casting directly supplied a strip with approx 2mm of thickness being same as that of hot-rolled strip by TSCR. The microstructure of twin-rolling casting strip was almost composed of all equiaxed grains which similar to the normalizing microstructure in TSCR process, but the random texture was obtained by twin-rolling strip casting. The dispersed and clustered precipitates were presented in hot-rolled strip when the ingots were soaked at 1200°C and 1150°C respectively for the TSCR process. And disperse and acicular precipitates were observed by TEM for air-cooling cast strips for process twin-rolling casting.