Low framerate desktop experience

I'm using KDE Dragonized. Every time CPU is a lil bit over than 25-30% but not too much, desktop starts lagging. For example, start menu animation is sluggish as well all of latte integrations. Everything related to the compositor lags.

My specs are: B450M pro4, Ryzen 3 3200G, 16 GB Ram 3200Mhz, 128gb SSD

Any way to solve this issue?

My very old Hardware work fine with zen kernel, maybe use other kernel if your hardware is realy new?
Integrated GPU?
Sorry, IDK every hardware specs in the world :wink:
so post inxi like below.


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Thanks for the fast reply. Yeah, it's integrated graphics with Vega 8

          System:    Kernel: 5.11.7-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0
           parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
           root=UUID=d42679fc-cbba-4a55-a567-6c3ee3cbfb56 rw [email protected] quiet splash
           rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1
           resume=UUID=fefe0540-ba15-4281-a8a9-1e8608f972e2 loglevel=3
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.3 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
           Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B450M Pro4 serial: <filter>
           UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P4.30 date: 07/14/2020
CPU:       Info: Quad Core model: AMD Ryzen 3 3200G with Radeon Vega Graphics bits: 64 type: MCP
           arch: Zen/Zen+ note: check family: 17 (23) model-id: 18 (24) stepping: 1
           microcode: 8108109 cache: L2: 2 MiB
           flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 28746
           Speed: 3149 MHz min/max: 1400/3600 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3149
           2: 3184 3: 3170 4: 3159
           Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
           Type: l1tf status: Not affected
           Type: mds status: Not affected
           Type: meltdown status: Not affected
           Type: spec_store_bypass
           mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
           Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
           Type: spectre_v2
           mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
           Type: srbds status: Not affected
           Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: AMD Picasso driver: amdgpu v: kernel bus-ID: 06:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:15d8
           class-ID: 0300
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.10 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: amdgpu,ati
           unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0 screens: 1
           Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x285mm (20.0x11.2")
           s-diag: 582mm (22.9")
           Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 102 size: 477x268mm (18.8x10.6")
           diag: 547mm (21.5")
           renderer: AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics (RAVEN DRM 3.40.0 5.11.7-zen1-1-zen LLVM 11.1.0)
           v: 4.6 Mesa 20.3.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: AMD Raven/Raven2/Fenghuang HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 06:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:15de class-ID: 0403
           Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
           bus-ID: 06:00.6 chip-ID: 1022:15e3 class-ID: 0403
           Device-3: HDR webcam HDR webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
           bus-ID: 3-3:4 chip-ID: 1d6c:0103 class-ID: 0102
           Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.11.7-zen1-1-zen running: yes
           Sound Server-2: JACK v: 0.125.0 running: no
           Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 14.2 running: yes
           Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.24 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: ASRock
           driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
           IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Bluetooth: Device-1: Cambridge Silicon Radio Bluetooth Dongle (HCI mode) type: USB driver: btusb
           v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-9:3 chip-ID: 0a12:0001 class-ID: e001
           Report: ID: hci0 state: up address: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 585 GiB used: 63.81 GiB (10.9%)
           SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
           ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST500LM000-1EJ162 size: 465.76 GiB
           block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 5400 rpm
           serial: <filter> rev: DEM7 scheme: MBR
           ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Samsung model: MZYTY128HDHP-000L2
           size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
           rotation: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1L1Q scheme: MBR
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 104.3 GiB size: 104.3 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.47 GiB (22.5%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
           ID-2: /home raw-size: 104.3 GiB size: 104.3 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.47 GiB (22.5%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
           ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 104.3 GiB size: 104.3 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.47 GiB (22.5%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
           ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 104.3 GiB size: 104.3 GiB (100.00%) used: 23.47 GiB (22.5%)
           fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sdb1 maj-min: 8:17
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 10 (default 60) cache-pressure: 75 (default 100)
           ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 14.94 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2
           dev: /dev/sdb2 maj-min: 8:18
           ID-2: swap-2 type: zram size: 3.4 GiB used: 4.3 MiB (0.1%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram0
           ID-3: swap-3 type: zram size: 3.4 GiB used: 4.3 MiB (0.1%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram1
           ID-4: swap-4 type: zram size: 3.4 GiB used: 4.1 MiB (0.1%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram2
           ID-5: swap-5 type: zram size: 3.4 GiB used: 4 MiB (0.1%) priority: 32767
           dev: /dev/zram3
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 45.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 45.0 C
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:      Processes: 297 Uptime: 6h 07m wakeups: 14 Memory: 13.59 GiB used: 4.84 GiB (35.6%)
           Init: systemd v: 247 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 clang: 11.1.0 Packages:
           pacman: 1768 lib: 541 Shell: fish v: 3.2.0 running-in: alacritty inxi: 3.3.0e

I've changed the linux kernel to linux lts with grub but the same problem occurs. Any other kernel in mind that may do the trick?

I think you should try linux-tkg-bmq-zen. As ryzen 3200 is with zen+ architecture, right?


Yeah it is. I see it isnt available with pacman. Do i have to clone it?

No, you can change it with GUI in garuda settings manager

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Ohhh, you mean the default one. Well, i guess that causes fps drops as well. It's just called linux-zen though.

No, not the default one. I was confused with this too, as there is both zen as a cpu architecture and a separate responsive kernel, as well as tkg kernel tuned to work better with zen architecture. I mean exactly linux-tkg-bmq-zen :sweat_smile:

I see. Problem is it isn't available in kernel settings. Is there some kind of procedure to enable it?

In garuda settings manager, on the "kernel" page there is a button "refresh", probably it uses some kind of pacman command, but I'm not sure which one. Anyways, it should update the available kernels

I guess I'm out of luck. Hitting refresh and nothing changes.

well that's odd. Is there any other tkg kernels with zen postfix?


Try reinstalling garuda-settings-manager

Perfect! That did the trick. A gazillion kernels have appeared. I will try it out and let you know

Wow. I'm impressed. I think it definetely is an improvement. Thanks a lot.

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You're welcome!

Just press refresh


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