AMD gamers, how is your experience? Is AMD more stable?

Hello all, been playing around with some games for my 4090 X 7800X3D system and so far, everything that I’ve run has been just as good as windows. Has this been a recent revelation with t he Nvidia integration? And if so, just how much better was AMD for gaming?

Games that seem to run off of Vulkan primarily seem to be the best for me in terms of matching or even exceeding windows in terms of stability and FPS. I have a RX 6600 + 5700X system that im planning to also migrate to EOS, and I’m not sure what exactly im hoping will be “improved” upon in comparison to my Nvidia system. The only issues ive had with gaming is that elden ring wont detect my PS5 controller as anything other than a track-pad, and that on occasion steam featured page wont load, or it will artifact, unless i move the window / load in and out of the featured page, works fine in the browser.

Even when it comes down to using firefox on the EOS system some of the sites that would normally spike my CPU (such as loading into twitch) are so much more lightweight on the Linux system its kinda, weird?

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I don’t think that AMD is better for gaming, specifically.

I think that AMD is more trouble free, easier to configure and less likely to break with driver updates. It also has better compatibility with Wayland.

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It depends on what you want from your games. Overall, IIRC and to my knowledge, AMD has better raster performance than Nvidia, while being generally cheaper. They don’t have great raytracing performance, but if you don’t care about that (and I don’t think Linux even has support for raytracing on Nvidia), it doesn’t matter.

The OP is comparing a RTX 4090 to an RX6600 and wondering what will be better about that experience.

I don’t think raster performance will be improved. :slight_smile:

From the Arch wiki:

NVIDIA’s raytracing implementation for Linux is pretty much on par with Windows, that is to say, with supported hardware and the correct drivers RTX works well on Linux.

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Oh… No. OP, dude, just stick with your 4090 system and install EOS on it…

Oh. That’s nice then. I still don’t see the reason to play with RT, but I’m glad to see that it is played on Linux.

Definitely the plan, didn’t mean for my post to come across as a straight “better or worse” experience on team green or red, but more so as to what exactly are the pros of going to team red when my experience (so far) with my 4090 has been pretty seamless.

I used to have nvidia 1060 with no issues for gaming then I upgraded to radeon rx 6700 also with no problem on gaming.
Nvidia was slight hassle to first setup with proprietary drivers, radeon was hassle-free. Nvidia with Nouveau drivers was a bad solution for the gaming.
With the radeon I only miss some cuda functionalities but that is not important if you focus only on the games.
Also for gaming it may be relevant to check power draw, temperatures and fan noise levels. It can influence your gaming experience if the fans are too loud. The radeon 6700 card is little bit louder than the 1060 but that is comparing totaly different tiers of the cars.

Elden Ring detects my PS5 controller correctly but every once in a while it just stops responding. It happened frequently* enough I switched to an 8bit Do Pro 2 controller. I’ve been very happy with it.

*Edit > mainly during boss fights.

I had a GTX 1070, then upgraded to a RX 7900 XTX. In my opinion that 4090 is fantastic and there really isn’t a reason to switch from it for linux. You won’t experience that many issues with the card unless you’re using wayland in which it is still being improved by the day. Ray Tracing (if you are interested) is still 10x better than AMD on either Windows or Linux.


I would also keep the 4090 as it is still the best graphics card on the market at the moment. You may have to change the driver sooner or later if something doesn’t fit. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t replace it with an AMD graphics card.

The RT performance is significantly higher than that of a 7900 XTX and the 4090 is also more efficient. DLSS is also significantly better than FSR, not to mention the implementation of new functions in games. Unfortunately, AMD is still lagging behind.

As an owner of a 7900 XTX, I can say that I haven’t had any major problems so far. You don’t have to worry about the drivers anymore. I can’t say much about RT as I don’t use it at all as the performance is noticeably worse without FSR.


I am not using FSR because of the ghosting effect. In Cyberpunk 2077 it was horrible to play with it. FSR 3.1 seems to be better, but unfortunately it always takes time for developers to implement it in their games, if at all.

Thanks for your reply, i guess it was more so just me coming to linux as a new user with the assumption that Nvidia is still behind AMD in terms of stability, ease of use and updating, but that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.

Ive only had a few issues that i dont really think are mutually exclusive to me having a Nvidia card, for example Elden Ring had a very weird strobing effect when using adaptive sync, that after posting on the Linux gaming reddit was suggested to be a Wayland x nvidia config, but hopefully down the line things will only improve

Touch wood its been a great experience.

I think a part of me thinks “man maybe i could squeeze out a few extra FPS on windows on X or Y title” and from that assumption i just thought that AMD would be closer to closing that gap, however im just really not wanting to go back to windows at all.

Nvidia for me has been no issue, ive had no issues outside for a few Wayland x NVIDIA compatibility issues but im sure that they will be ironed out soon enough.

It definitely is still the case. In general, people have more issues with nvidia setups than amd.

However, that doesn’t mean the opposite extreme is true. nvidia drivers aren’t some unimaginable nightmare that can’t be managed.

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