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  • AMD and Valve Optimizing Steam Deck for Linux

    According to Phoronix, AMD and Valve are working together to further optimize the AMD APU inside the Steam Deck for Linux. And while this is good news to hear, it isn’t really a surprise, given that both AMD and Valve have expressed more interest in taking Linux more seriously. Valve has been pouring resources into its compatibility layer, Proton, while AMD has been on a hiring spree for Linux engineers this summer.

    And of course, both parties also have a vested interest in making the Steam Deck as successful as possible. One key area of focus seems to be improving the CPU frequency and power scaling while using Steam Play (Proton). AMD and Valve’s combined efforts could lead to improved CPUFreq driver code based on the ACPI CPPC (Collaborative Processor Performance Control) specification.

    With AMD also beefing up development around its Linux scheduler, it’s also possible that AMD could be overhauling the Schedutil governor to better target CPU frequency scaling. As Phoronix notes, AMD will have a presence at this year’s X.Org Developer Conference (XDC), so we can expect to know more then.

  • Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu gets much improved performance and rendering accuracy

    While it's still a real PITA to setup, the Nintendo Switch emulator Yuzu has released what they call Project Hades, a massive rewrite to their shader decompiler which is a big thing for it.

    In their fresh update blog post the team notes how it took them six months of work to accomplish with around 50,000 lines of code written but it's finally released. The result? They say it fixes "an innumerable amount of rendering bugs, reducing shader build times, improving compatibility, and increasing performance by over 30% for all GPU vendors" and is one of the biggest changes made to date.

    Right now they're still keeping OpenGL as the default API but they're suggesting people test with Vulkan now too, as it should have a significant boost in performance and compatibility and that "rendering and shader build performance almost always beat OpenGL".

    One of the major changes here is how they handle shader building with Vulkan, which uses all CPU threads to do it in parallel so it works your machine harder but the result is a much smoother first-time gameplay experience while it builds up a cache to load from.

  • s&box from Facepunch 'works great' on the Steam Deck but no native Linux plans | GamingOnLinux

    So it's going to entirely rely on Steam Play Proton for the Steam Deck (like most other major games will) and it won't be supported in any way on Linux outside of being used on the Steam Deck.

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