Gaming rig not with me at the moment; it’s in my local computer store (support small business!) where I ordered it from.
But it’s an:
- Aorus gaming motherboard
- AMD Ryzen 7-3800X (Zen 3 is getting SCALPED)
- AMD RX 580 (hoping to upgrade to 5700XT)
- 16 GB DDR4 3200 RAM (doesn’t Arch have an increased RAM caching thingy?)
- M.2 SSD for /boot and /
- 2TB FireCuda SSHD for /home
All those “gaming performance distro” is all just to let gamer fanboy fantasize about the “myth” of whatever kernel or softwares that people claim to be using.
I think I am of the same mindset as Elloquin that I am very optimistic about gaming on Linux.
I think the “gaming distros” are distasteful as they are merely gaming bundles in my eyes. I can bundle the games myself! My quest is to find a “gaming distro” that focuses on system performance and can prove their tweaks/changes improve my games’ performance over other Linux distros. But I think Dar brings up an interesting point: Fact or Fiction? Am I really chasing some wild unicorn when I’m hunting online forums and web articles for “gaming performance tweaks”? Is there real-world evidence that Package A makes gaming better than Package B? For all my new packages that I could install or changes to config files I could make, is it real? Are there real performance benefits to be had? What are your experiences?
I disagree with Dar and believe Linux has ascended. By no means to the top, mind you, but far greater and better than it was back in 2013! You had TF2 and Dota 2. That was it.
If you really have a good high end system, windows will be the best for your gaming needs no doubt about that.
I agree and disagree. I agree that Windows will give you the biggest gaming library. I have 150-200+ titles on my Steam account. However, I don’t have quite as much time for games these days, but the games that I do want to play are available or playable on Linux.
I just wanted to say: because of your timely responses and your friendly comments, I will remember this interaction with the Endeavour Community. I will definitely recommend Endeavour OS to the Arch-curious just because of how fantastic you guys were to me. Thank you!