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Valve and AMD merge to improve Linux performance

Valve and AMD merge to improve Linux performance

hand held valves steam surface Equipped with an AMD system circuit, with four Zen 2 cores and an RDNA 2 part with eight CUs. The included Steam OS is based primarily on Arch Linux and comes with Proton software pre-installed to run games without Linux support.

However, the latest generation of AMD processors, including those with the Zen 2 architecture, did not perform at an optimal level on Linux systems. to me Voronex This is due to poor performance optimization scaling in relation to power consumption. In terms of Steam Deck, however, AMD’s interest in Linux should be revived, and the company has hired more developers and started a larger collaboration with Valve to work on specific optimizations and engines to expand performance and power efficiency.

[The ACPI CPUFreq driver] The performance/power efficiency of modern AMD platforms hasn’t been… New CPU performance scaling design for AMD platform that has better performance per watt meter like a 3D game like Horizon Zero Dawn with VKD3D-Proton on Steam.

Better optimization should enable the processor to switch between performance modes depending on the load, to achieve better performance per watt. This becomes particularly important for a portable device like Steam Deck that has a limited power budget, but can mean performance improvements for all Linux systems with Zen 2 processors. Collaboration on improvements can also be a contributing factor to enabling Steam Deck to do so. Master the entire Steam library at at least 30 frames per second.

More information about the collaboration between Valve and AMD and the new drivers is expected in September, during the X.org Developer Conference (XDC).

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