Linux Proton can match Windows performance in some DirectX games

Linux Proton can match Windows performance in some DirectX games

Linux Proton can match Windows performance in some DirectX games

Windows may be the home of PC gaming, but Linux is quickly catching up; thanks to projects like Proton and Wine/DXVK. Now, many Windows-only games can run on Linux with ease, and better still, these games can run on Linux with performance parity. Not bad, given the fact that DirectX was never designed to run outside of Microsoft operating systems. 

FlightlessMango, a Redditor and YouTuber, recently posted a video to showcase Far Cry New Dawn’s performance on both Windows 10 and Linux. In this video, the performance prowess of Linux as a gaming OS. In the video below, Far Cry New Dawn is shown running at performance parity on Linux using  Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card and an Intel i9-9900K processor. 

The PC version of Ubisoft’s Far Cry: New Dawn was never designed to run outside of Windows, making the game’s strong performance on Linux shocking. On his website, Flightless Mango provides more precise data on Far Cry: New Dawn’s Linux performance. Both Proton and Wine/DXVK were able to deliver average framerates that were over 97% of Far Cry: New Dawn’s average framerate on Windows. That’s as close to performance parity as anyone could reasonably expect. 

Today, Linux gaming is more viable than it has ever been before. If Proton and other Windows-to-Linux gaming tools improve, it is possible that Linux could quickly become the OS of choice for many PC gamers.
   

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