720p 60fps stutter heavily (youtube and any other streaming platform)

Hello Endeavour OS Dev Team
First of all, big thank you and thumbs up for this arch flavour you guys created
Second, im a distro-hopper until now because for god-knows-why my laptop is lagging heavily even tho im using xfce
Third, here is my hardware spec:
-HP 14cm00xxxx
-AMD E2-9000e Raven Ridge (1.1Ghz-1.5Ghz with boost)
-Integrated GPU Radeon R2 Stoney Ridge
-UEFI non-dualboot
Now, for the additional info :

Ive tried numerous tweaks (swap, governor changing, i/o, etc) even the performance-tweaks from aur

Got my governor and clockspeed adjusted to maximum, i dont even care about battery life no more as long as i can save this laptop from lagging.

My question is :

Is there anything i could do ? Like what am i missing here ? Got my microcode installed, proprietary driver installed and so on. Ive moved from windows 10 because i wanna smash this laptop so bad for the horrendous lag.

Maybe my system wasnt optimized ? Or what ?

Thank you for reading this far, cuz im really frustrated about this laptop (cant afford a new one, covid hits me hard)

Do you have any file indexing services enabled? Like baloo in KDE. They are known to create lag on fresh installs.

If that’s not the case, try a LTS kernel, or even an older one. On my ancient laptop I still have to use kernel version 4.19.

Also, try downloading a Youtube video (using youtube-dl) and playing it offline.

Welcome to the forum.

Ok thank you for the advice, i’ll see what i can do :pray:

Welcome to the forum @Syl0. I originally hadn’t checked the ‘base and other packages’ folder on install, and had graphics issues with fully AMD system. I don’t know if you’ve looked in that folder, but graphics drivers are there. When I unchecked what I didn’t need, install went perfectly. Great to have those options on install!

Should i really go for another fresh install ? I mean is there a way to access it post install ??

No, there is probably no need for fresh install.

Can you please post the output of

inxi -Fxxxaz

(if you don’t have inxi installed, install it with sudo pacman -S inxi)?

This will show all the relevant hardware and driver info.

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Sorry, I should have added that you should be able to remove any drivers you don’t need.

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System:    Kernel: 5.8.7-arch1-1 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux 
           root=UUID=7ac473d0-a6ee-4bdf-9fd3-5162df111a28 rw quiet 
           resume=UUID=9d2ea45e-d9fc-4f51-a50a-aa8d75570356 loglevel=3 nowatchdog 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 
           Distro: EndeavourOS 
Machine:   Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 14-cm0xxx v: N/A serial: <filter> Chassis: 
           type: 10 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: HP model: 84A0 v: 83.19 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: F.24 date: 01/04/2019 
Battery:   ID-1: BAT0 charge: 18.7 Wh condition: 39.6/39.6 Wh (100%) volts: 11.2/11.6 
           model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Discharging 
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: AMD E2-9000e RADEON R2 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G bits: 64 
           type: MCP arch: Excavator family: 15 (21) model-id: 70 (112) stepping: N/A 
           microcode: 6006705 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 5990 
           Speed: 798 MHz max: 1500 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected 
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected 
           Type: mds status: Not affected 
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected 
           Type: spec_store_bypass 
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
           Type: spectre_v2 
           mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
           Type: srbds status: Not affected 
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Stoney [Radeon R2/R3/R4/R5 Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 chip ID: 1002:98e4 
           Device-2: Quanta type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 1-1.1:3 chip ID: 0408:5362 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: amdgpu,ati unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa 
           display ID: :0.0 screens: 1 
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1366x768 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 361x203mm (14.2x8.0") 
           s-diag: 414mm (16.3") 
           Monitor-1: eDP res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 112 size: 309x173mm (12.2x6.8") 
           diag: 354mm (13.9") 
           Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. 
Audio:     Device-1: AMD vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 
           chip ID: 1002:15b3 
           Device-2: AMD Family 15h Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
           v: kernel bus ID: 00:09.2 chip ID: 1022:157a 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.7-arch1-1 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8168 v: 8.048.03-NAPI modules: r8169 port: e000 
           bus ID: 02:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: rtw_8723de v: N/A modules: rtw88_8723de port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           chip ID: 10ec:d723 
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter> 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 6.65 GiB (0.7%) 
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: ST1000LM035-1RK172 size: 931.51 GiB block size: 
           physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm serial: <filter> 
           rev: RSM7 scheme: GPT 
Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 923.02 GiB size: 907.53 GiB (98.32%) used: 6.65 GiB (0.7%) fs: ext4 
           dev: /dev/sda2 
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 5 (default 60) cache pressure: 50 (default 100) 
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 8.20 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
           dev: /dev/sda3 
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 476.8 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
           dev: /dev/zram0 
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 476.8 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 32767 
           dev: /dev/zram1 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 42.5 C mobo: 0.0 C gpu: amdgpu temp: 42.0 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:      Processes: 171 Uptime: 2h 47m Memory: 3.72 GiB used: 1.25 GiB (33.6%) Init: systemd 
           v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Packages: pacman: 802 lib: 196 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 
           running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.1.06

My guess is that the CPU is to slow for 60fps, you have to use hardware video acceleration through the build-in GPU. Are you able to play a local file 720p 60fps without problems (e.g. in VLC)? If yes, that’s the issue. To enable hardware acceleration in a browser see: Chromium or Firefox.

Will try and report, thanks :pray:

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