Games for garuda

Strange FPS still on Garuda. Shows 60 fps, but feels like 25-30. The game was medieval dynasty. The game ran smoother on Ubuntu. It’s like it’s slowing down. I installed the driver. I wanted to try cachuos(bore) on a different core, by the way it worked on the previous garuda, but now it doesn’t go beyond the initial ramdisk. 2060 super 16gb ram ryzen 5 3600. The game runs on ultra.


Kernel: 6.6.0-AMD-znver3 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-amd-znver3
root=UUID=03df0426-da0c-48c6-abc6-07c7ff5d4f09 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.9 tk: Qt v: 5.15.11 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7B89 v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: B450M MORTAR MAX (MS-7B89) v: 1.0
serial: <superuser required> UEFI: American Megatrends LLC. v: 2.H0
date: 07/27/2022
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen 2 gen: 3
level: v3 note: check built: 2020-22 process: TSMC n7 (7nm)
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 0x71 (113) stepping: 0 microcode: 0x8701021
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 tpc: 2 threads: 12 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 384 KiB desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 3 MiB desc: 6x512 KiB
L3: 32 MiB desc: 2x16 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3600 high: 3603 min/max: 2200/4208 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3600 2: 3600
3: 3603 4: 3600 5: 3600 6: 3600 7: 3600 8: 3600 9: 3600 10: 3597 11: 3600
12: 3600 bogomips: 86427
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 [GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 alternate: nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2023-10; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s
lanes: 16 bus-ID: 26:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1f47 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.9 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.2
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting,nouveau
alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 101 s-size: 483x272mm (19.02x10.71")
s-diag: 554mm (21.82")
Monitor-1: HDMI-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 103
size: 475x267mm (18.7x10.51") diag: 545mm (21.45") modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 545.29.02
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
SUPER/PCIe/SSE2 memory: 7.81 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.269 layers: 9 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER driver: nvidia v: 545.29.02 device-ID: 10de:1f47
surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 1 type: cpu name: llvmpipe (LLVM 16.0.6 256
bits) driver: mesa llvmpipe v: 23.2.1-arch1.2 (LLVM 16.0.6)
device-ID: 10005:0000 surfaces: xcb,xlib
Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 26:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 28:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Kingston HyperX 7.1 Audio
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-7:2 chip-ID: 0951:16a4 class-ID: 0300
serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.6.0-AMD-znver3 status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.84 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 1 port: f000 bus-ID: 22:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 1.02 TiB used: 33.22 GiB (3.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: AMD Radeon model: R5MP120G8
size: 111.79 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s
lanes: 4 tech: SSD serial: <filter> fw-rev: T1103F0L temp: 36.9 C
scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10EZEX-75WN4A0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 1A01 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 552.87 GiB size: 552.87 GiB (100.00%)
used: 33.21 GiB (6.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 1000 MiB size: 998 MiB (99.80%)
used: 576 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
ID-3: /home raw-size: 552.87 GiB size: 552.87 GiB (100.00%)
used: 33.21 GiB (6.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 552.87 GiB size: 552.87 GiB (100.00%)
used: 33.21 GiB (6.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 552.87 GiB size: 552.87 GiB (100.00%)
used: 33.21 GiB (6.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.56 GiB used: 140.1 MiB (0.9%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 12
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 57.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 44 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Processes: 334 Uptime: 9h 38m wakeups: 1 Memory: total: 16 GiB
available: 15.56 GiB used: 3.15 GiB (20.2%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1427 libs: 449 tools: octopi,pamac,paru Shell: fish
v: 3.6.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.31
Garuda (2.6.17-1):
System install date:     2023-11-04
Last full system update: 2023-11-05 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut nvidia-dkms
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
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So in all games running it does not go smoothly.

Have you tested other kernels? E.g. the standard linux-zen?
I assume AMD kernels are optimized for your hw, is this the correct one?
Just guessing… Not a gamer…

I tried znver 3. Right now I can’t stop talking to the girl, I’ll try cachyos, yesterday it didn’t load, but today it loaded. Everything seemed to be fine with him at the last release. But there were so many bugs, then one thing or another stopped working, just copying it to a flash drive costs. that then nothing opens on it or there were errors from one file system to another. Or when in startup the latest applications were automatically opened after downloading to the entire desktop. This image flies the system itself as if it were on an SSD. Therefore, I remembered how games worked on Ubuntu, there were no glitches, there were no errors in the system, so I switched to it immediately. But if everything in this system is for games, then you have to configure it manually. That’s why I’m switching to garuda again. With some kernels, even the system does not go beyond booting. Kernel bug.

Just a hint, I am not a gamer :slight_smile:


cpupower frequency-info



with garuda-boot-options to the kernel parameters.

Yes, something has to do with the processor frequency. The game goes either smoothly or as if the main character smoked grass and gets crushed. I turned on game boost in the BIOS, ran cachyos-bore and proton experimental on the core and it became smoother than on Windows and without drawdowns 2 times as in Windows than on the ZEN core. But in directx 12 there are slowdowns and FPS drops. But the computer makes noise like an airplane. I’ll try all the options. Or in general, what kind of distribution can be installed, but there would be less dancing with settings for games other than garuda.

I recommend asking on a general Linux forum or r/Linux_Gaming what it could be. I think Arch based distros are good for gaming, since they software is quite new. SteamOS is also Arch based, so I would try to stick with Garuda.

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The system needs a reboot .

Edit :And it appears that it needs a quick update if you wish .

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