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The next AMD RDNA 2 card revealed with the AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT
3 March 2021 at 9:06 pm UTC

Quoting: stanI’m afraid at 230W this card will not be silent. Also it’s very expensive. Also it will not be available anywhere…

Hey. i have 325W 1080Ti and its very silent.. just super beefy.. Zotac AMP... 1200 rpm usually under load and ~72°C
So i don't think thats the problem really.. just when the radiator is thin and fans are shitty, then yeah ofc...

Direct3D 9-10-11 to Vulkan translation layer DXVK 1.8.1 is out now
1 March 2021 at 8:40 pm UTC

Quoting: BielFPsThis make me thing if developers didn't mad the game to break something on AMD hardware on purpose, in order to make Nvidia cards look better.

I hope it's not the case here, but I vaguely remember AMD accusing Nvidia to do this with some games many years ago.

The Warhammer Online issue that got closed is similar to this. The game takes different path when checking what GPU you have. Only nvidia hardware supports that image format, but thats only available on the windows drivers is my understanding. Not implemented in DXVK. Faking the GPU to AMD takes the different path and all is fine. Older dx9 games seems to have loads of similar things taking different paths of different GPU vendors. Nothing new here.

D3D9, D3D10 and D3D11 to Vulkan translation layer DXVK 1.8 is out now
19 February 2021 at 10:37 am UTC

just add a note to not make any reports to protodb when DXVK files are updated manually, it can get messy or at least people should have to point out they upgraded DXVK then.. same goes to proton github issue tracker

Valheim is now one of the most successful survival games on Steam with two million sold
16 February 2021 at 3:01 pm UTC Likes: 2

Quoting: woox2kI would also like to know how is this possible?
It's good the game is doing good and it is a good game, but to be on the very top of the charts while still being EA?

Its multiple things really. Survival games that have been recently released, are all been buggy as hell.

Valheim i think took off because: high level of polish, Interesting different setting, covid pandemic, people sit at home and want to play something, Youtubers/Twichers started to praise it right away, Exploration and Discovery aspects that often other survival games kinda lack of and ofc the release timeframe was also spot on, people who got burned with cyberpunk and the likes just wanted to get something to play and there hasnt been much interesting releases lately, so valheim had lucky timing also

What have you been playing recently? Come chit-chat with us
14 February 2021 at 6:03 pm UTC Likes: 1

Valheim, really love the game. Taking it slowly though, no rushing to the end. 50 hours played already. Runs pretty smooth and no crashes so far either.

DiRT Rally 2.0 (proton 5.13) - some rally action occasionally.

Warhammer Online: Return of Reckoning (wine-staging) - Haven't played much since Valheim, but still getting my PvP fix from it :)

Thief (2014) (proton 5.13) - 2 weeks ago i didnt even know there was a 4th thief game. bought it on sale.. 8 hours played.. quite digging it.. its a bit dumbed down compared to older versions. AI is stupid etc, but the storyline is quite fun and runs super good with proton.

Path of Exile (proton 5.13) - played with a friend about 7 hours, was quite fun, runs good also, but not my type of game really.

Valheim managed to sell over 1 million copies in the first week
13 February 2021 at 5:43 pm UTC

Quoting: drlambI've read that at 1440P the performance really starts to tank. Vulkan's frame times are all over the place. It does not feel smooth all of the time. I'll be running at 70+ FPS one second and then sub 50 the next. Even with freesync the stutter is noticeable under Vulkan. OpenGL, while not perfect, at least doesn't suffer the same inconsistent/stuttery performance.
thats probably some AMD related issue then... vulkan works perfectly smooth for me (on nvidia) with good framepacing 1440p and all maxed, except blur, bloom and chromatic. vkbasalt sharpness on top of it. 80-100 fps most of the time... can go to 120+ near the water and rarey drops below 80.

Valheim has become the next survival game hit on Steam
8 February 2021 at 5:53 pm UTC

Quoting: drlambSo far this game seems to perform better for me using OpenGL, a sentiment I've seen echoed in comments here as well. Framerates under vulkan will tank one second (when it was just running at 60+) and then all of a sudden recover. I've yet to have OpenGL exhibit the same behavior.

that seems to be issue with AMD GPUs... with nvidia vulkan performs amazingly. OpenGL is a bit worse, but performs ok also

Valheim has become the next survival game hit on Steam
8 February 2021 at 12:48 pm UTC Likes: 2

30 hours played, still haven't reached to the end.. taking my time with it also ofc.. no rush.
love the game... runs good, looks good, plays good! no bugs or crashes during my 30 hours of playing.. thats how you do a proper Early Access.. amazing job by devs!

Viking open-world survival game Valheim enters Early Access
2 February 2021 at 4:58 pm UTC Likes: 2

So far pretty good. Wish it would run a bit better, but its Early Access, so things can improve.
Combat seems pretty nice, simple but impactful. Just quick first test atm, will give it longer run soonish.

quick gameplay vid:

Steampunk survival game Volcanoids has a huge combat upgrade
23 January 2021 at 8:56 am UTC

i have -force-vulkan enabled as well as vkbasalt to add more sharpness. it runs 100+ fps most of the time, with few drops down to 80 in some places, 2560x1440 maxed, blur and vsyncs off. ryzen 3700X, GTX 1080Ti.
The only weird thing is that it has some very weird and slight input stutter, like its skipping my input a bit..its barely noticeable, but enough to annoy me... maybe some input smoothing tech is used...have to try and test more.

combat update is nice though.. it feels so much better now