Red dead redemption 2 nvidia
Most of us don’t need much convincing when running games on Windows. Due to the number of games available and the support of developers, it is still the best operating system for gaming PCs.
However, some surprising information makes us look at Linux in a new light. A recent demonstration showed that Red Dead Redemption 2 actually runs faster on Linux than on Windows.
We already know that some games run faster on Linux, so this is not surprising, but it is still interesting.
This Red Dead Redemption 2 test shows that Linux far outperforms Windows. You can see the results of the video below. The system tested by
is equipped with an Intel Core i78700K processor, 16GB of memory and AMD Radeon Vega 56 graphics. All of this is connected to the ASUS ROG Strix 7370E gaming motherboard.
A test conducted by the FlightlessMango Youtube channel used Proton to play Red Dead Redemption on Linux. Proton is a branch of Wine based on a compatibility layer. It was developed by Valve to allow people to play exclusive Windows games on Steam on Linux.
This benchmark shows three different GPU driver packages on Linux and compares them to running games on Windows using DirectX 12 and Vulkan. The full
FlightlessMango benchmark report shows that Red Dead Redemption with the Vulkan API runs faster on Linux than DirectX 12 and Vulkan versions on Windows. This difference is as high as 10 frames per second. Overall, Linux has 14 advantages over Windows.
This is a huge difference that is hard to ignore. Will Linux games be the subject of more research in the future? It will be interesting to see if these results will motivate other tests.
What do you think? If Linux means a 10 FPS improvement, would you try it on Windows? Please let us know in the comments below.