Is Linux a better Gaming OS for Ryzen APUs? (Native, Proton, dxvk and lutris)

Is Linux a better Gaming OS for Ryzen APUs? (Native, Proton, dxvk and lutris)


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which know comes with a really cool thing called Nebula for free. One of the greatest things about PC gaming
is all the options at your disposal. There are tons of brands for cases, power supplies, a million hard drives, motherboards, for gaming CPUs there was virtually one option
for a while and then Ryzen became a thing and well, look
at that. Nvidia dominates on the GPU front but AMD is improving there and… oh wow, would
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their dangerous position as the sole option for an operating system and they are, for
example, publishing a lot of their own games on platforms
outside the Microsoft Store, like Steam not to mention making it very easy to use
their operating system for free on eternal trial mode with very little penalty. But given the history of what happens, every
time options are reduced to one I am always alarmed by the evergrowing dominance of Windows
as a gaming OS. Not to mention how it tends to limit the options
in term of what a gaming PC can be. Imagine if Alienware’s fancy dandy handheld
PC computer wanted to have its own custom OS optimized for lower resource usage or controller
input. But they can’t, they get the same windows
as everyone else. Apple seems even less interested on gaming
outside their very specific walled garden so that leaves us with the penguin. The family of operating systems using the
Linux kernel. Now, this is not the first time I even touch
on the concept of Linux gaming. I did this video in 2018 using a low-end Nvidia
gt 1030 and was positively surprised on what steam play could do, but on that video, I
said the following about AMD: I will focus on Nvidia GPUs for this video As the drivers are also the easiest to install I am aware that there is a powerful open source AMD driver but it is also a fair bit more complicated to install More on that later This, turn out, was not true. What happens is that if you Google “AMD Driver
Linux” you get support pages that are extraordinarily intimidating for any Linux noob, versus the
one thing Nvidia provides for install. In reality, the current situation with AMD
way, way better. Open-Source AMD Drivers are not only very
mature but included in the mainline Linux kernel, which is a fancy way of saying that
for a lot of AMD GPUs Linux will just work for gaming out of the box without any extra
effort. Now if you try building a budget gaming PC
in 2020 from new components AMD APUs dominate so thoroughly that there just aren’t sub $100
options for dedicated GPU and competitive Intel options are still off in the future. So that leads to me wondering if you are building
a low-end AMD APU gaming PC like this fantastic mini PC that I built for a video earlier this
year that now never leaves my desk how viable of a system is Linux as a gaming OS in case
Microsoft starts to reconsider its position as a benevolent dictator? For this experiment, I will be using
the aforementioned mini PC based around a Ryzen 3 3200G with Vega 8 integrated graphics
and 8 Gb of RAM. Since my interest here is not to squeeze the
best Linux performance ever since… that is beyond my current Linux skill, I wanted
to see what sort of thing could be gotten with a lower effort to someone considering
joining in. Linux, as an I previously mentioned, is not
one monolithic operating system but a family of open source systems which can all, given
enough skills be customized to work and look in widely different ways including minimization
of background usage of resources. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux distribution
due to its large community, ease of use and it being impressively easy to install, at
least on an empty hard drive. Lubuntu is a variant of Ubuntu designed to
be as lightweight as possible by removing a lot of non-essential services and using
a very lightweight UI which still looks pretty freaking good. I would say if you are looking for an OS for
a laptop that is too weak for Windows this is right up there. They have improved it a ton since the last
time I tried. And, more importantly, Ubuntu is fully supported
by Steam and installing it is very easy and right from there you have several games available
to play. But before launching our first game, a clarification. AMD GPUs on Linux use two things, the main
open source driver and Mesa that translates openGL or Vulkan to the driver). In Nvidia their propierary driver replaces
all of that. In AMD you can updated Mesa just very easily
with a command or package manager but the base open source driver comes in the
kernel which is like the core of the operating system that interacts with the hardware. The good thing about this is that often you
do not have to worry about that driver as long as the OS is updated, the bad part is that distributions that Ubuntu
do not really use the latest kernel available but rather a few versions behind that have
been thoroughly tested for bugs, meaning that it sometimes takes a bit of time for critical
drivers fixes to get to you. The good thing is that for a Linux noob changing
the kernel is super easy thanks to software like Ukuu. I changed from 5.3.0 which was the stock included
in Lubuntu to 5.4.15 which was the latest stable kernel at the time of writing. By the time this video comes out there will
very probably be a newer kernel but when I tested to verify this video the performance
was mostly the same. Interestingly enough I tested with a variety
of games and saw no performance difference so for most stuff, you might want to stick
to a tested stock kernel if you experience bugs or devices not working however it can
improve game compatibility and there is one example where I noticed this: Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It would simply
crash when trying to render anything on the stock kernel and it just works on the newer
kernel. Also, I made sure to get the CPU to performance
mode with this command before testing which actually made a difference. Right, let´s get testing. Part one: Native Ports. The situation with games being ported natively
to Linux is tricky. Lots of Indie games are still coming, eventually,
to Linux but big players like Rocket League have recently
been retracting their support which is a bit of a shame and possibly marks the start of
a trend of Unreal Engine moving away from Linux which is worrying. Still, other Linux ports continue to exists
like the full modern Tomb Raider trilogy ported by Linux by the great Feral Interactive, since
all 3 Tomb Raider games have included Benchmarks this is a great place to start doing some
comparisons. Another thing I am going to benchmark is Counter-Strike
Global Offensive. Valve has had a long term commitment of porting
and maintaining their games to Linux, concerned as I am of the consequences of Window’s dominance. Now there is a consistently present belief
I see in comments and discussions about Linux where people recommend Linux as a way of getting
more gaming performance on their low-end PCs and… I have issues with how often I see this advice. I see where it comes from, distributions like
Lubuntu have vastly lower background resource usage compared to Windows but even Native ports are done in such a way
that often some performance impact inevitable and people like Feral do their best to try
and get as close to Windows as possible. For example, Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb
Raider both came remarkably close to Windows, much better than I expected. The difference is within a range that is surprisingly
manageable. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a different story,
but given the issues I was having with the Kernel, there is likely some bigger issue
here that requires a bit of thinking so I will give that one the benefit of the doubt. Counter-Strike Global Offensive, on the other
hand, is another story. To my immense surprise while running benchmarks
often Linux would come out top by the tiniest margin. Not enough for me to go: LINUX IS BETTER FOR LOW-END AMD CSGO GAMING. DOWNLOAD NOW. After all this is within the margin of error,
but the fact that it is at least perfectly on par is pretty amazing when you consider
how much lighter Linux can be. However, as all, you already probably know
Native is only the tip of the Linux iceberg when it comes to gaming, especially now. The constant star of the show is Proton, a
compatibility layer mostly maintained by Valve and integrated right into Steam. In fact, I was surprised to notice that Valve
is so confident in this tool that when searching for games on Linux they will display games
officially supported by Proton along with native ports without anything clearly telling
you they are running on a compatibility layer until you click play. And while this video was being edited a new
version of proton came out too. It did not change the performance of this
test but it does increase compatibility increasing the list of games you can play on Linux. For example, the ever fantastic Dark Souls
3 is directly supported and works pretty well, with the additional advantage that since this
is Steam we are talking about my dear Steam Controller, rest in pieces, works from the box with all my presets without
issues. When comparing to Windows the performance
impact was there and it was definitely noticeable, a loss of more than 10-15 FPS at this level
is nothing to joke about but it was still playable and usable. Now you can break of the Steam maintained
list of proven Proton compatible games and use Proton on pretty much anything in your
steam library… which can have mixed results. There is a fantastic community maintained
site called ProtonDB where people can make reports of their experiments and games are
assigned a rating depending on how well they work in Proton. The original Subnautica had a gold rating
so it seemed like a no brainer for a quick experiments. At 720p and lowest settings the proportional
impact of the proton penalty seems somewhat consistent with my previous experience. It is still amazingly playable on the APU,
even if the impact can occasionally be quite large. It is worth nothing that while, from a beginners
point of view Proton appears pretty much as a plug and play solution there are some quirks
to the system that I wish I knew before. For example, most games running on DirectX need
shaders need to be compiled in the background which can be pretty quick on a decent PC but
on anything more modest can take a significant amount of time. Since for most cases there is no visual indication
that this is happening in the background you might launch a game and wonder why it is stuttering
so bad, as I did when trying Halo Reach from the master chief collection which also has
a pretty high proton db rating. Turns out, I just had to leave the game running
by its own to compile shaders in the background for 10 minutes and then it worked fine. The same impact I saw from previous games
was maintained, the game runs very well with a proportional performance impact so while
again I can not quite go and recommend Linux as a low end PC Gaming solution the compatibility
layer does a remarkably good job on some games. Now, can a game theoretically perform better
using proton or a similar compatibility layer. Yes, and there are specific examples that
float around from time to time such as advances the community have been making on Hat in Time,
but it is worth nothing that most of time when I have seen these experiments they are running on much more powerful hardware
and I have not been able to reproduce them just yet on a budget part. In fact I wanted to include a Hat in Time
in my tests for this video, but when I ran it with the commands needed and the best option
I could find for compatibility the game would crash everytime I had to load a level outside
the spaceship. Given that this is a community effort in many
ways results can be mixed and low end parts are usually not the thing that is tested. ProtonDB is built on top of existing technologies
for running Windows Apps on Linux, such as Wine and DXVK, a translation layer from DirectX to Vulkan. Now, setting up Wine manually outside of steam
for a specific game can be a tremendously daunting task which is why there are community
maintained tools like Lutris that do all the configuration for you. Problem is that like all community tools results
are a bit hit or miss with games that update often but given enough time and interest from the community games that are popular enough the community can do amazing things. Case in point, Overwatch. I touched upon one of my favourite online
multiplayer addictions on the old video I did on Linux and lamented how even after using
all the steps Lutris it still has a very annoying stuttering that made it impossible
to play which might have to do with the shaders compiling like in halo even tough I let the game waiting for a long period of time Also, back then it took 2 days of troubleshooting
to get it to even boot. Now on 2020 using my budget Ryzen APU PC oh
have things changed. Lutris installed it all in one click with
no problems and I knew when to wait for the shaders to compile thanks to a helpful on-screen
message, and after that was done the playing experience
was so good it could easily fooled me into thinking it was Windows. Overwatch does not have a standardized benchmarking
tool but my attempts to use certain scenes led to performance so identical that sometimes
it was hard for me to tell if there was a performance impact. This was a huge surprise since, along with
Blizzard keeping what appears to be a benevolent stance on
Linux players, an amazing example of what can happen when
thousands of hours of work from the community come together and everything just works. If I were to just use this mini PC as Linux
Overwatch box I would have absolutely no issue doing so and that is tremendous easier progress compared to my last attempt. So going back to my issue with the people
constantly suggesting others to switch to Linux. I don´t think I can, in good faith, suggest
people switch to Linux as a performance tactic. I am sure with some pro-Linux tweaking the
gap on Native games can be closed further, but for a large number of games being run
through a compatibility layer like Proton or just plain Wine via Lutris the impact is
much smaller than I expected for a low-end system but still there. But for the people like me who care about
Linux improving with hopes of having some real alternative in what is a dangerous one-horse
race hope continues to exist, especially given the result in something as ideal for an entry-level
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100 Comments on “Is Linux a better Gaming OS for Ryzen APUs? (Native, Proton, dxvk and lutris)”

  1. I believe gaming on linux is the future. I see it as an explosion, ready to happen. All it needs is a developer group to STOP CREATING YET ANOTHER distro and focus on utilizing an existing one to make games run well. When gamers start using linux to game, game developers will start deploying on linux natively because their shareholders will ask them to do so.

  2. I would seriously recomend using pop os over Ubuntu for an easy to use gaming os, I know this is kinda picky but pop is just as easy and very like Ubuntu also I think it comes with the latest kernel so id make this switch over that one, just my opinion tho, great video thx 😃

  3. Hola, paso a saludarte y a agradecerte que una ves mas, incluyas el software libre en tus vídeos, veo que recibes muchos concejos útiles para mejorar la calidad gamer en linux. Y seguir fiel a tu consigna de bajo presupuesto. Me encantan tus vídeos y a pesar de mi edad (52 años ) me sirven para ver la actualidad del hardware. Saludos y abrazo grande desde Argentina. P.D. gracias por la traducción al español.

  4. I actually see a point community is trying to accomplish to propose Linux gaming. Here's a thing: Linux is mostly used by power users and nerds. These people need to work with many things that are waaay easier done in Linux than in Windows, for example iSCSI, building some software with make, fast and reliable git support etc. And after that hard work is done, this Linux user wants to play and can use Proton to play all of the games available without the need to reboot or even install Windows.

    And while you can argue that "Windows has built-in subsystem" yes, it does, but the Linux experience is better.

  5. well i have a great pc but i still want a competitor for windows because they are doing awfull these days and no its not more easy to set up after every formatting due to windows things it takes me 4 to 5 hours to set it up.
    and oh boy how angry a im to only readable bug in windows i bought a new pc everything was fine but when brother connected usb to my pc now everything say only readable or at least the thick saying there is a file only readable in empty folder so i installed linux it was fine but reset attributes i installed android to pc and its fix
    if you connect your computer external device while reading its name pc gets mbr sector virus

  6. thats a goood reminder, I was tying to play a game (cities skylines) on ubuntu 18.10 on my new computer (R3 2200G) Wouldn start, crashed etc.. So i installed against my will W10. On W it would take about 20 minutes to start up and them be unplayable or crash also. Since then i upgraded from 8Gb to 16Gb and changed the HDD for an SDD. plays fine now on W, but forgot to check on Ubuntu (got 19.10) installed now.

  7. If you are going for gaming manjaro is the best option, as it's rolling realize it comes with the latest linux kernels and software, in Linux latest == better performance in most cases.

  8. Linux simply gets exponentially better every year, if this year you try one or multiple Linux distros and they don't work out just come the next year and see how everything gets better, the Linux community is full of developers, great developers they can do anything given enough time.

  9. I'm using Linux qemu / kvm with gpu passthrough to windows.
    Passing over my gtx1030 while leaving my 2070 super native , because my 2070 super without driver goes mad.

  10. thank you low spec helped me a lot until farcry 3 farcry 4 farcry new dawn and in primal and gta v you are a king of the weak pc

  11. little tip from a long time linux user avoid ubuntu at all costs and go use manjaro its now and has been the best option for the last 2 years and is way more user friendly and way better to learn

  12. The switch to Linux will help the whole Linux community. The more that use Linux the more we will get games and the more we will get optimized games for our beloved core. That's why you see "Switch to Linux/Ubuntu instead, it's more secure and bla bla bla…" The power of many so to say.

  13. Yo ayer mismo me pase a linux, en mi caso instale "solus" junto con el entorno "budgie", y eso que mi pc no se queda nada corto ( ryzen 5 3600, 16gb ram 3000mhz, rx580 ), la cosa es que estaba hasta donde yo se de los constantes bugs en windows, y tras hacer el cambio, me sorprendió ver lo bien que la mayoría de los juegos de mi biblioteca funcionan sin problema alguno ( aunque si que es verdad que algunos de ellos tienen mas parones que en windows, pero se van al cabo de X tiempo, posiblemente porque estaban compilando shaders, como tu has mencionado en tu vídeo ).
    No se lo recomendaria a alguien que tan solo quiere jugar, pero si sabes moverte bien con un entorno linux, solo juegas ocasionalmente, y ademas quieres estabilidad general en el sistema, creo que pasarse a linux es una buena idea.

  14. I also don't know how to exactly pronounce Linux, but chose one! Don't go changing it from sentence to sentence 😗

  15. Hey LSG and anyone else interested. I had to make a report about Linux and got some random info that is fun to put in here since it fits the topic.
    Linux isn't an operating system on it's own — it's a kernel from which Linux distributions are built with various software.

    There is also an even lighter version of Lubuntu; LXLE. It's pretty much the same thing but it's primarily built to be ran on older systems, because of it's low resource cost.
    There's so much choice, which is a good thing and a bad thing. Linux has more positives than negatives nowadays afaik, though.

  16. First Linux video that doesn't bash windows for a 0.01FPS difference on a single game (While showing the hell needed to even get to that level on Linux), while showing off Windows Performance Side-by-side with Linux!

    On a side note, one of the major hits to Linux is the community as well, they're a little on the hostile side to outsiders. So despite their claims of "Linux is better for gaming" with no data, they also don't want more people to use Linux, which would do Linux a lot of good if they just became more helpful. Then there's the very skewed video content out there where they refuse to show Windows vs Linux side-by-side, and whenever they do it's a slaughter with Windows leaving Linux in the dust.
    I want Linux to succeed, because competition is great… But, I like having my software work out of the box. The only time I want to deal with tuning a program is for experimental or unknown software.

  17. Great video! You should try out Glorious Eggroll's custom Proton builds (Proton GE). They're updated way more frequently than the official Valve version and often performs better. https://github.com/GloriousEggroll/proton-ge-custom/releases Just extract and place the folder in ~/.steam/root/compatibilitytools.d/ and restart Steam.

  18. While yes, the FPS is basically the same if not slightly less, I think by "more performance" people were talking about in addition to gaming, things like less memory or CPU usage which could free up some for the game to even run, not the visuals/GPU. Linux definitely uses less than Windows.

  19. Anyone considering playing on Linux, please set your CPU to performance mode while playing. " cpupower frequency-set -g performance " in the terminal. Some games this makes all the difference in the world, others it's not noticeable.

  20. When I bought my ideapad with a 3700u I didn't believe I could play games. I started with 4Gb of RAM soldered to the board and 4Gb in a slot… updated that to 16Gb and now I've got 20Gb (~18 Gb usable), I started to be able to play Arma 3 and other games I never expected to be able to run. It's no gaming laptop, not by a long shot but not bad at all. Going to try playing in Linux to see if there's a difference.

  21. Watching this on my very own a300 with a ryzen 3400g 🙂 I tried installing manjaro, but graphical glitches were extremely pronounced and I had to revert back to windows 🙁

  22. Finally my wish for LSG testing Linux performance is granted, sorta.
    Even if i still use Windows primarily until my heart and brain stops.

  23. Ok, so linux isn't going to work, I haven't watched your actual test, but it's already clear you know your way around linux. A more realistic test would start with you getting a lobotomy to make it more average gamer knowledge about PCs and the software that runs on it.

  24. Been gaming on linux ever since steam ported over. One thing that helps the performance penalties is having the cpu to bruit force the overhead from the compatibility layers. I specifically made sure my ryzen clocks near maximum rated clocks for that reason, so far every game loads my rx580 100% through proton except for some old games that are extremely cpu bound even on windows.

  25. I intend on switching to Linux in the future, but until it becomes equal to or better than Windows for gaming, I won't be switching anytime soon. If I had higher end hardware, I probably wouldn't mind the FPS hit that much. After all, 140 to 100 isn't as bad as 60 to 40. I've been told to dual-boot, using Windows only for gaming, but I find that voids the point of using Linux anyway (both for current and future devices).

  26. there is a reason some consoles use rather bsd than linux. ps4, nintendomswitch, for example

    the problem is that software devs want to keep,drm and everything proprietary. this is in no way a problem of the OS. companies domt care what you use, as lomg as you have as little rights as possible towards them.

    linux has been sabotaged into the half open windows 2 like thing that contains crappy systemd and only when that process is finished, we will have full gaming on linux, for the price of a bastard open source monster OS.

  27. I think the best setup is what Mutahar did on his channel "SomeOrdinaryGamer"
    Just run Linux as a hypervisor and virtualize Windows 10. Done. Perfect compatibility.

  28. Just an FYI: Highly recommend GloriousEggroll's Proton GE edition over the vanilla one. Huge performance improvements. ChrisTitusTech has a great video on the improvements if you search for it.

  29. After so many updates, even a stock install of Windows 10 is so bloated that it would only play Fallout 4 at around 1 fps. I installed Linux Mint on the same machine (I use Manjaro nowadays) and it was playable again (with some audio issues fixed with a bit of prefix configuration). Linux compatibility is definitely hit and miss, but when it works well, it eats Windows for breakfast. I haven't used Windows 10 in about a year, and I've gotten along just fine.

  30. Very good video, but I have a lot of nitpicks. And a few words are poorly chosen.
    Its funny when you say that Linux is not a monolithic OS, when Linux is not an operating system at all, and it is a monolithic kernel. Unlike Mach kernel (in Macos) and NT in windows, where neither are considered monolithic kernels.

  31. I suggest trying clear linux. It's a distro developed by intel, and it performs better on many many things. And yes, amd cpu and gpu perform better on it. Also, it is a rolling release and the kernels are kept close to the mainline releases.
    Also, proton/wine 5 may not improve performance l, they widely improve the compatibility.

  32. I running arch linux for 1 year now and love it some games actually better work then windows like pay day 2 on windows get around 20-30 fps on arch i have 30-40 fps and much less frame drops and most difference is on work flow like browsing or some basic stuff work lot i mean lot faster at least on my 12 year old dual core cpu and dont mention about startup windows Literally takes 30 min to startup on linux is takes 5 min and yes im on hard disk 1tb 7200rpm i recommend everyone to at least try linux

  33. Oh also to note, if you have an older hd 2000 intel igpu, linux has opengl 4.0+ support in its drivers. This allows you to actually run citra on these gpus unlike windows where drivers have stopped support for anything newer than opengl 3.1(?), meaning citra won't run. So, emulationwise linux is a better platform than windows if you have an older pc. I ran MHGX on an overclocked i5 2500k with only the builtin hd 2000 gpu on linux, and whats funny is that this won't work on windows.

  34. The short-term benefits to switching to Linux are small for many people. However, the long-term benefits are quite big. As more people use Linux, developers of all kinds of software, not just games, will start making native software for it. That's when performance improvements will be really noticeable.

  35. 2:04 Sorry but there is no powerful AMD open source driver for Linux – It's buggy like heck and a total hit and miss. Although the actual Desktop experience is WAY smoother on an AMD GPU vs Nvidia. With AMD you must get used to out of mem errors, black leaking screens after around 45 mins of gaming, stutters, games that don't load. Sadly with the OEM drivers no such issues but good luck installing them as too many fanboys are pushing the NONSENSE narrative that the OS drivers are good so distros drop support for the OEM ones. If you want a good DE experience AMD over NV anyday, a RX480 is WAY smoother than a 1070Ti. If you want gaming, Nvidia on Linux. People always show benchmarks but not stability.

  36. Quote: Ubuntu (Lubuntu) is fully supported by steam /Quote 4:28
    That is not quite true as I had to checkout after testing.
    Steam does not support Ubuntu anymore beginning with version 19.10. as they want to move to another distro.
    See here: https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/06/steam-announces-that-its-dropping-support-for-ubuntu

  37. I love linux and im using it as a main OS and on job machine (in fact i have to use it there) … but … when comes to games i just want go as simple as possible. I have many duties in my life and when i have those small time gaps when i can play something i dont want to waste it for battling with os or compiling stuff to make it running. In the past i tried wine and steam's proton but they still dont provide the "JustInstall&play" reliability for all titles. The most reliable gaming experience on linux i had was with … windows virtualization. I passed through GPU to my VM with Win10 along with things like drives and it worked. But AFAIK its illegal (virtualizing windows with OEM key) and in the end some update broke this setup and i didnt try to even debug it. So i just have beasty laptop with Linux for work and daily stuff and Windows tower for gaming only. But i appreciate the effort the linux community puts into making this "dream" happen. I hope that there will be a day when i will get rid off windows entirely from my home.

  38. I have the Ryzen 5 2400G with Vega 11 graphics, 16GB (2×8) 2933Mhz ram and I am a big fan of Linux, if possible I never touch Windows 10 again but unfortunately Linux + Integrated Vega is a mess in some motherboards like Asrock A320M-HD, 95% of the distros I tried can't be install (all with the most recent kernell avaible), the few others can be install but suffer severe instability and the system don't boot after some days only 1distro (Pop OS) can be install and don't have instability issues but the graphic performance is horrible, to give the perspective, I can't run the PS2 emulator when I can run even the PS3 emulator in Windows.

    You can imagine my frustration, I like Linux, Windows 7 and 8.1 and hate Windows 10 but unfortunately the only OS works in my system is this terrible eternal beta crap.

  39. Linux gamer here, on an A9 9410. I play Minecraft on Zorin OS, and I have between 60 and 160 fps: much more than what I have on Windows

  40. if your a low end gamer 100$ for a windows key could be the difference between a low end graphics card and a APU. or between having Vega 3 apu and Radeon Vega 11 apu.

  41. There is the technology to run a Windows VM on a Linux host with VFIO iommu, passing through the GPU to the guest OS. The performance is then identical to windows bare metal and can sometimes exceed bare metal for some reasons. Not sure that fits your lowspecgaming protocol tho ;).

  42. IF you don't like windows and you like video games, at least Linux is an option as an alternative. On the plus side on a weaker system you don't have to worry about a background task from Windows 10 kicking off and causing inconsistent performance.

  43. If a game is not available on Linux or on console I just pretend it doesn't exist. I'm a software developer who plays games mostly on console. And my PC is for stuff like work, study, web browsing etc. I run Linux 100% of the time, Ubuntu 19 with Unity 7 desktop to be more precise. I usually don't even consider playing games on PC unless its an "FPS camera" game like Far Cry, Fallout, The Division, etc. For racing simulators, PC used to seem like a good idea, but now there is PSVR support on games like Dirt Rally so it's not such a big deal. I'm not an "anti-Windows" evangelist or anything, I just refuse to use it because it sucks, mainly the background resource usage, and updating process. Plus on console you can just leave it on sleep mode all the time and all your games and OS are kept up-to-date.

  44. You should try with Manjaro. Manjaro is like an easy to use arch-based distribution so it's always up to date and you can upgrade to the latest kernel easily. Its main version has XFCE which is a lightweight desktop environment.

  45. chamo puedes crearte un canal de youtube en español , es que algunos no tenemos todo el tiempo de ver subtitulos mientras trabajamos , asi como podcast 🙁 .

  46. My SteamBox is a Ryzen 3 2200G / 32GB RAM / 256GB PCIe SSD running … Debian GNU/Linux, stock kernel, basically a bare-install + bare LXDE + auto starting Steam in Big Picture mode because I have a Steam controller. Only hardware costs, no license costs. It used to have 8GB RAM, but I found faster speed RAM on sale recently upping to 32GB.
    Sure, I cannot run all games in my library (I don't use Proton), but quite a few can and a lot of games work very well.

    Now, my experience with it is: it works fine, most of the time.
    Some rough edges, when confronted with missing libraries for certain games, but well… Usually with a bit google around, you will find solutions. Not unlike any problems you have with Windows, except on Linux you usually get better replies 😉

    I'm not exactly a Linux n00b, so I cheat in that sense.

  47. The difference between Linux and Windows is bigger in high end Ryzen CPUs, I've got a Ryzen 3950x and for Blender it's a different machine, I get a 50% improvement in Linux, It's like having bought a $3500 CPU, so I haven't been using windows for the last month. I have installed Steam as well and I am quite happy with it. The problem will come once I need something from Adobe… Ouch!

  48. After 7 years of a potato PC, I finally got a somewhat better PC. Got the Ryzen 3 3200g, planning to get the RX 570 soon. I love myself.

  49. A link to the streaming service in the description would've been cool, had to rewind and search through the video for its name.

  50. Pro tip: Compile your own kernel with more aggressive compiler flags and native architecture tuning for the CPU you are using. If you are at it, tweaking the kernel configuration options for better latency makes quite a difference, too. Also you could patch in the BMQ scheduler, which is also a big help. On openSUSE Tumbleweed, I went from 37 fps to 55 fps in Company of Heroes 2 benchmark [with a custom compiled TBB and tcmalloc library]. You can't do this level of tweaking with Windows.

  51. I know that this isn't related to the video, but please make a video about optimizating Battletech to play on low spec computers! There's barely any info about this out there and some people really need it.

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