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AMD Zen 3 will work with older 400 Series motherboards
19 May 2020 at 6:49 pm UTC Likes: 1

B350 user here, I have a hard tube water cooling setup, so I was hoping to just drop in a 8 core Zen 3 no fuss. Love the look of hard tubing, but not ideal for quick or simple upgrades when you're changing over too much hardware

Half-Life: Alyx now available on Linux with Vulkan
17 May 2020 at 5:51 pm UTC

slaapliedjeShit, while I don't really want to, I may have to switch to an AMD card, what's the latest/greatest at this point?

I'm using a Vega 56, very stable for quite some time. The Navi cards 5700XT is slightly better performing but the drivers support can be a bit more touchy, although it's always improving. I think big Navi is on it's way in the next few months, so maybe wait for that if you really want a high end AMD card.

AMD detail future plans for socket AM4 and Zen 3 compatibility, no Zen 3 for older chipsets
9 May 2020 at 2:54 pm UTC

PangaeaNot sure if it's possible to directly link to the interactable chart (probably not?), but this development is rather interesting:

I think the CPU sales are largely down to just how good Ryzen has been since it's release, at the same time the open source graphics drivers have seen some amazing development over the last 5 years. So that too has been trending in AMD's direction on Linux. If they are able to bring out products that are clearly ahead of Intel/Nvidia the adoption will increase. Nvidia is going to be hard to dethrone though.

Respect to Intel though, they've been very good with open source support.. And they do have discrete GPU's on the horizon too.

AMD detail future plans for socket AM4 and Zen 3 compatibility, no Zen 3 for older chipsets
8 May 2020 at 1:02 pm UTC

DedaleIf i am not mistaken there are a few people using ryzen 3000 processors on 300 series chipsets with updated BIOSes. Only some motherboards allow that. If confirmed some users of 400 series chipsets may have a good surprise. AMD users seem to enjoy cheaper upgrades on more durable mainboards and could protest if it is not the case.

At least it is what i gather from forum posts i have read elsewhere.

I'm not really angry at AMD, they've offered upgrades way beyond what Intel have in recent years, but I guess I wanted to see how far I could wait until I upgrade the CPU on my B350 mobo. I'm quite happy with my 1700, but when I first built my PC I was expecting AMD to be already hitting around ~5Ghz by now, Zen2 is a good upgrade, but wasn't significant enough for me to warrant the cost.

If I can't upgrade and need to buy a new mobo, does it make sense to invest in a new mobo with no upgrade potential? I'm not sure of AMD's plans for Zen 4>, but I wouldn't be surprised if they choose to go with a new socket when DDR5 is launched.

Let's see what mobo manufacturers do.

Google has opened up their Stadia game streaming service, two months free Pro too
8 April 2020 at 9:14 pm UTC

Xaero_VincentFor those not able to sign up yet from the website, I managed to create a free Stadia account using the Stadia mobile Android app.

Same here, couldn't sign up on website, but used the app to activate my free trial. I've only briefly tried GRID and it was quite playable. But I'm not sure if it's the game or Stadia, as the car seems in focus but everything else is quite soft. I will try a few of the other titles probably tomorrow. I was using my Steam gamepad, but it didn't detect it properly. Not sure it has full compatibility with unofficial wireless pads yet.

Valve makes auto-update adjustments to help with managing Steam's bandwidth use
2 April 2020 at 2:00 am UTC

stanSteam should NOT force game updates on us. If a game....
I guess thatd be fair for single player games, but if there is a multiplayer element ideally you want all your players on the same version. I must admit it is quite annoying all the frequent updates for games you may have finished and don't even plan to go back to. So I think Valve made a smart choice at this time to conserve bandwidth.

New Steam Client Beta up with Linux updates, Valve prepping Proton 5.0-5
20 March 2020 at 12:40 pm UTC Likes: 1

CorbenHopefully Proton 5.0-5 will also include patches to get Doom Eternal up and running, but maybe it also needs a gpu driver update. At least with 5.0-4 it seems not to work so far.
Well, maybe I should try Doom Eternal on Stadia. Really a pity Bethesda is not interested in supporting Desktop Linux, though ID Software once released well working Linux binaries for their games (Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars...).
Otherwise, HL:A will be the next hype game to be played ;)

I'm a bit confused. Is Doom Eternal working or not on Protom yet? Unless denuvo is supported in proton I'm guessing we will have to wait like we did with Doom?

Half-Life: Alyx support for Linux aiming to arrive with Vulkan support post-release
18 March 2020 at 8:27 pm UTC

Kinda surprised they aren't going with Vulkan from launch, I wonder if they have issues to iron out with that renderer first?

MangoHud, the excellent Linux overlay layer adds OpenGL support in addition to Vulkan
14 March 2020 at 4:55 pm UTC Likes: 3


Just need some nice soul to do a GUI app that also sets it system wide ,
There's already a GUI called GOverlay.

Ambitious Half-Life remake Black Mesa is now officially available and it's a beauty
7 March 2020 at 10:38 am UTC

I bought a copy a few years back. Been waiting for them to finish the game before I did a play through tho. Did they ever add Vulkan support? If not I will be playing it through Proton as last time I checked it was way faster than Opengl.

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