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Thanks to my friends at Techland I have been able to test the upcoming Linux performance patch. It’s looking mighty fine right now.

I’ve been allowed to share the information with you GOL readers, and it’s quite exciting.

On the same settings across both the old and new private beta patch, the performance difference is quite amazing. This new patch will also add back the Anti-aliasing option (hooray!), and even with that turned on with the new patch the difference was still shocking. I’ve noticed a 20-30FPS increase, and sometimes even higher than that depending on what is going on.

Scenes that previously gave 30-40 have been hitting 60FPS and I’ve seen it go above 90FPS now too.

Specs: Nvidia 970, Intel i5 4670K.

Here’s some screenshots on the current version:

Now notice the framerate on the new patch to come:

It’s quite hard to get truly accurate screenshots with the game time changing, and video is a no-go as the performance hit isn’t fair to the game while recording. The game is vastly smoother in general.

I'm pretty damn impressed in how much better it performs with their work, and hope everyone will be able to enjoy it soon.

They are still working on it, and a few bits left to do, but it’s coming. It's still a pretty demanding game, just the Linux version won't be so overly demanding in future.

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Pecisk 14 May, 2015
Good, because I have avoided to mention or recommend this game on Linux for performance issues. If those get solved (small itches aside), it will get recommend from me, as it is fun and engaging FPS, although story is quite generic (but that's karma for zombie genre in nutshell).
Von 14 May, 2015
Still no switch for chromatic aberration?
kibbles 14 May, 2015
I'll probably buy it now even though I see it's full price. Man all these games are getting pricey haha. But I want to support linux and I'm doing it the only way it matters, by voting with my wallet.
adolson 14 May, 2015
Sounds like an upcoming purchase is warranted.
dubigrasu 14 May, 2015
What about SSAO?
DamonLinuxPL 14 May, 2015
Im buy yesterday but on my Phenom II X6 and HD 5850 I have for now from 5 - 30 FPS. So I a bit unplayable. And I have graphics corruption (missing texture on face) and after few mins plays I have glitch graphics and next game freeze! :/
darkszluf 14 May, 2015
sadly that probably is AMD drivers fault.
DamonLinuxPL 14 May, 2015
@LIAM, could you ask your friend in Techland about possible fix for fglrx driver? Many users on Steam forum have this issue and drops performance.
Liam Dawe 14 May, 2015
AMD support is one of the things holding it up at the moment, Techland are working on it folks :)
bubexel 14 May, 2015
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Lets test it! downloading patch

Edit: not downloading... there isnt any new on my steam.. and not any automatic update :S private beta... sniff
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