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JoshuaBehrens986216dI am running Ubuntu 18.04 on Ryzen 5 and a GTX 1050 Ti with nvidia-390 driver. Works smooth. CSGO ranges from 130 to 220 fps. No issues so far.
hexc1417216dLinux and gaming don't really go together well... Most good games aren't available for Linux and things like Wine on Linux perform poorly if they even work... And even if you do get a game that runs on both windows and Linux, typically the windows version will run. Faster/smoother. I'm sure will get a lot of hate for this comment, but it's the main factor I don't use Linux myself. Every now and then I'll reinstall different Linux distros to see where the state of things are for them in regards to gaming and am always disappointed when they lag heavily behind.
Clear0Ff1846216dPurchasing windows? Haven't done that since win xp
GMR5164179216dI’d do him a favor and tell him to use Windows. You’ll turn him into a console gamer otherwise because consoles “just work”. *shrugs*
jespersh4851215dDo yourself a favor and don't become his Linux support guy.
xaero1218215d@hexc that's my rationale as well, I prefer sticking to Windows on my PC because it's my gaming+developing rig and I need everything running smoothly. My laptop though is running Ubuntu so I can get used to it properly, but I don't think it will become my main system in the near future.
Codex40415425215dLinux is not always better
JoshuaBehrens986215d@hexc you right. I could run Payday, Warcraft 3, Heroes of MM5, L4D, Call of Duty 4 and Battlefield with Wine. Easily with Play On Linux.
Worms games were unable to setup a network connection. Age of Empires 2 renders unit models completely black. When steam overlay is enabled when using wine steam any input results in game crash.
It can work out of the box, sometimes just a new wine prefix with a specific dll mapping, sometimes a small thing bugs you and sometimes winehq just says the game is platinum on your platform but it just dont launch.
The only game that went better on my old machine with wine than native in Win XP was Warcraft 3.
Games that were released for Linux are fine so far.
@jespersh no dont be that. If it works on your machine you cannot make it run on others.
for-Each572215dNot sure but could you not use a VM for his gaming?
Seems like a system that has the resources to share to be honest.
Not sure about the performance issues, so if it’s a terrible idea lemme know.
Crowns220215dYou could install a Dual Boot System, but gaming on Linux Distros isn't great at all and I believe it will not change in the near future because gamers aren't the target group. If he is into coding then a VM or Dual Boot should be the better solution for a gamer. (Am self running Windows on my Desktop PC for gaming and Linux on my Laptop i work on)
hexc1417215d@forE most hardware acceleration tasks don't work well with VMs, Nvidia has been working with partners to change that, but as it stands currently I don't really know the state it's in. Not long ago it was a horrible experience, and I'm guessing not much has changed yet.
JiggleTits3194215dOh boi. Apparently i was even more wrong than i expected.
Thanks for all the replies, ill stick to Windows myself, and tell my brother to do the same :)
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