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God of War is now on Steam and runs out of the box on Linux with Proton
17 January 2022 at 11:42 pm UTC

Thanks, Liam, for the tip. That `PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60` completely saved the game for me.

Proton Experimental pulls in newer DXVK to help God of War on Linux
17 January 2022 at 11:40 pm UTC

Very nice. It's been running pretty much flawlessly on my machine already and already very fluid. I'll give this a try, maybe DLSS can keep my GPU a bit cooler.

Check out the original Half-Life with Ray Tracing
10 January 2022 at 9:33 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: CFWhitmanThe way it says "2022 on Windows" seems to suggest that they might have plans for other platforms, but not definitely ready in 2022.

That's not how I understood it. I understand it as "release date is 2022, and platform is Windows".

System76 tease their new 'Kudu' laptop with the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
6 January 2022 at 11:38 pm UTC

What's the point of this laptop and how is it different from the Oryx Pro, which is similarly powerful but thinner? For some reason System76 thinks that Linux enthusiasts who are asking for an AMD laptop are asking for an AMD CPU rather than an AMD GPU. Can someone clarifies this to them that we are actually asking for an AMD GPU, not CPU?

AMD shows off new hardware at CES 2022
4 January 2022 at 10:25 pm UTC

What sort of gflops is expected from this RDNA2 integrated graphics? The Steam Deck has 1.6 tflops, which is impressive for a handheld, but not for a laptop. Is the Ryzen 6000 expected to have similar performance, or higher performance given that a laptop can have better battery and better cooling?

SteamOS for the Steam Deck gets slimmed down to 10GB
18 December 2021 at 1:28 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: HolzkohlenWindows 11 takes up 64 gb? Seriously?
I have a drive with a freshly installed Windows 10, and by freshly I mean rally freshly installed with absolutely nothing added (I know this because I simply couldn't get Wifi or Ethernet to work so wasn't able to install anything, not even the drivers). It's currently sitting at 48.1 GB used! So, Windows 11 taking 64GB wouldn't be too far off from Windows 10. I'm not sure what the article means by saying Windows 10 needs a "minimum of 20GB"; maybe there are ways to minimize the installation to bring it down from ~48 to 20?

SteamOS for the Steam Deck gets slimmed down to 10GB
18 December 2021 at 1:19 am UTC Likes: 1

Quoting: TermyDoes anyone know what the hell they are including to make it that big? Even with several proton-versions preinstalled it shouldn't get up to 10GB, let alone 24.
Or are they maybe going in the silverblue-direction and include a bunch of redundant libraries?

It's a regular Linux distro that can function like a regular desktop OS, so expect there to be drivers for all sorts of peripherals, entire library sets for GTK and Qt, the entire KDE desktop, as well as other OS tools like editors, store clients, media players, etc.

Steam Deck 'on track' for February, Valve hopes for millions by end of 2023
18 December 2021 at 1:13 am UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: nullI'm rooting for it, but all I want is the os to play with

Why would you need the OS without the Deck itself? It's pretty much an Arch with Steam Client on it, you can get that right now.

Steam Deck 'on track' for February, Valve hopes for millions by end of 2023
18 December 2021 at 1:12 am UTC Likes: 2

Now, if we can only get a laptop with the same concept, i.e. an AMD CPU paired with a GCN GPU and a DDR5 RAM, no Vega, no hybrid graphics nonsense, that would be awesome.

Beyond All Reason is shaping up to be a truly massive RTS
19 November 2021 at 1:06 am UTC

This is the only game I'm playing nowadays. Highly recommended.