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#391
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sageNicellHere's some results with my Ryzen 1700x.thanks for the benchmarks
was this with the precision boost enabled or with the frequency locked ?

Precision boost is disabled, as I did a manual overclock. I'm going to take the guess that if I had left precision boost on by not overclocking it would be much worse. This is because the base frequency for all cores would now be 3.5, and one core would go up to 3.9.

[quote=sage][quote=Nicell]Here's some results with my [b]Ryzen 1700x[/b].[/quote]
thanks for the benchmarks
was this with the precision boost enabled or with the frequency locked ?[/quote]

Precision boost is disabled, as I did a manual overclock. I'm going to take the guess that if I had left precision boost on by not overclocking it would be much worse. This is because the base frequency for all cores would now be 3.5, and one core would go up to 3.9.
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#392
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Considering that TF2 produces full load on 1 core and about 30% on another (+30% on a 3rd for GPU driver) that would not have changed much.

Have you tried it with SMT disabled / core affinity set?

Considering that TF2 produces full load on 1 core and about 30% on another (+30% on a 3rd for GPU driver) that would not have changed much.

Have you tried it with SMT disabled / core affinity set?
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#393
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SetsulHave you tried it with SMT disabled / core affinity set?

Can't disable SMT within my bios on the ASUS Prime x370, so I did core affinity.

Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14)

2639 frames 14.340 seconds 184.03 fps ( 5.43 ms/f) 10.874 fps variability

Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 0-7)

2639 frames 14.639 seconds 180.27 fps ( 5.55 ms/f) 10.223 fps variability

Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15)

2639 frames 14.392 seconds 183.36 fps ( 5.45 ms/f) 10.724 fps variability

Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (normal run to show difference)

2639 frames 14.108 seconds 187.05 fps ( 5.35 ms/f) 11.664 fps variability

Looks like it doesn't make it any better, and it might even be a little worse. (I did run each test a few times to make sure there wasn't a fluke)

[quote=Setsul]Have you tried it with SMT disabled / core affinity set?[/quote]

Can't disable SMT within my bios on the ASUS Prime x370, so I did core affinity.

[b]Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 0,2,4,6,8,10,12,14)[/b]
[code]2639 frames 14.340 seconds 184.03 fps ( 5.43 ms/f) 10.874 fps variability[/code]

[b]Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 0-7)[/b]
[code]2639 frames 14.639 seconds 180.27 fps ( 5.55 ms/f) 10.223 fps variability[/code]

[b]Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 1,3,5,7,9,11,13,15)[/b]
[code]2639 frames 14.392 seconds 183.36 fps ( 5.45 ms/f) 10.724 fps variability[/code]

[b]Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (normal run to show difference)[/b]
[code]2639 frames 14.108 seconds 187.05 fps ( 5.35 ms/f) 11.664 fps variability[/code]

Looks like it doesn't make it any better, and it might even be a little worse. (I did run each test a few times to make sure there wasn't a fluke)
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#394
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When I attempted to use the command timedemo or playdemo, I just got the error message "couldn't open file for reading". Am I doing something wrong?

When I attempted to use the command timedemo or playdemo, I just got the error message "couldn't open file for reading". Am I doing something wrong?
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#395
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DogewarriorWhen I attempted to use the command timedemo or playdemo, I just got the error message "couldn't open file for reading". Am I doing something wrong?

Did you make sure to put the demo file into your tf folder?

[quote=Dogewarrior]When I attempted to use the command timedemo or playdemo, I just got the error message "couldn't open file for reading". Am I doing something wrong?[/quote]

Did you make sure to put the demo file into your tf folder?
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#396
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#393
Put it on just 4 and 6.

#393
Put it on just 4 and 6.
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#397
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Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 4&6)

2639 frames 17.636 seconds 149.64 fps ( 6.68 ms/f) 12.704 fps variability

TF2 still seems to take advantage of those extra cores it seems.

[b]Fullscreen Comanglia's Max FPS for High Quality PCs dxlevel 81 (core affinity - Cores 4&6)[/b]
[code]2639 frames 17.636 seconds 149.64 fps ( 6.68 ms/f) 12.704 fps variability[/code]

TF2 still seems to take advantage of those extra cores it seems.
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#398
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Now that's really weird, because it didn't when I benchmarked it. Well it did but it was an irrelevant portion that ran on >2 cores. Might be the config. Either way this shouldn't happen.

Now that's really weird, because it didn't when I benchmarked it. Well it did but it was an irrelevant portion that ran on >2 cores. Might be the config. Either way this shouldn't happen.
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#399
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Benchmarks for my system:
Launch options: -windowed -noborder -novid -refresh 144
dx90

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-default:
2639 frames 21.568 seconds 122.36 fps ( 8.17 ms/f) 7.500 fps variability
2639 frames 21.304 seconds 123.87 fps ( 8.07 ms/f) 6.726 fps variability
2639 frames 21.344 seconds 123.64 fps ( 8.09 ms/f) 6.852 fps variability

Comanglia's max frames unmodified:
2639 frames 16.581 seconds 159.16 fps ( 6.28 ms/f) 9.964 fps variability
2639 frames 16.543 seconds 159.53 fps ( 6.27 ms/f) 9.004 fps variability
2639 frames 16.701 seconds 158.02 fps ( 6.33 ms/f) 9.344 fps variability

My (minimally?) modified comanglia's max frames config:
(facial features enabled, mat_picmip -1, r_lod 0 r_rootlod 0 are the relevant changes afaik)
2639 frames 18.157 seconds 145.34 fps ( 6.88 ms/f) 9.418 fps variability
2639 frames 18.114 seconds 145.69 fps ( 6.86 ms/f) 7.989 fps variability
2639 frames 18.308 seconds 144.15 fps ( 6.94 ms/f) 7.878 fps variability

Felik's config, using queued_packets, nvidia, and matchmaking cfgs enabled:
2639 frames 16.738 seconds 157.67 fps ( 6.34 ms/f) 9.574 fps variability
2639 frames 16.779 seconds 157.28 fps ( 6.36 ms/f) 9.331 fps variability
2639 frames 16.894 seconds 156.21 fps ( 6.40 ms/f) 9.210 fps variability

Felik's config, using queued_packets, nvidia, matchmaking, textures cfgs enabled, plus r_lod and r_rootlod 0:
2639 frames 17.491 seconds 150.87 fps ( 6.63 ms/f) 9.251 fps variability
2639 frames 17.510 seconds 150.72 fps ( 6.63 ms/f) 8.865 fps variability
2639 frames 17.552 seconds 150.35 fps ( 6.65 ms/f) 8.801 fps variability
Benchmarks for my [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/DJL7Cy]system[/url]:
Launch options: -windowed -noborder -novid -refresh 144
dx90
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[b]-default[/b]:
2639 frames 21.568 seconds 122.36 fps ( 8.17 ms/f) 7.500 fps variability
2639 frames 21.304 seconds 123.87 fps ( 8.07 ms/f) 6.726 fps variability
2639 frames 21.344 seconds 123.64 fps ( 8.09 ms/f) 6.852 fps variability

[b]Comanglia's max frames unmodified[/b]:
2639 frames 16.581 seconds 159.16 fps ( 6.28 ms/f) 9.964 fps variability
2639 frames 16.543 seconds 159.53 fps ( 6.27 ms/f) 9.004 fps variability
2639 frames 16.701 seconds 158.02 fps ( 6.33 ms/f) 9.344 fps variability

[b]My (minimally?) modified comanglia's max frames [url=https://pastebin.com/v6z2hinD]config[/url][/b]:
(facial features enabled, mat_picmip -1, r_lod 0 r_rootlod 0 are the relevant changes afaik)
2639 frames 18.157 seconds 145.34 fps ( 6.88 ms/f) 9.418 fps variability
2639 frames 18.114 seconds 145.69 fps ( 6.86 ms/f) 7.989 fps variability
2639 frames 18.308 seconds 144.15 fps ( 6.94 ms/f) 7.878 fps variability

[b]Felik's config, using queued_packets, nvidia, and matchmaking cfgs enabled[/b]:
2639 frames 16.738 seconds 157.67 fps ( 6.34 ms/f) 9.574 fps variability
2639 frames 16.779 seconds 157.28 fps ( 6.36 ms/f) 9.331 fps variability
2639 frames 16.894 seconds 156.21 fps ( 6.40 ms/f) 9.210 fps variability

[b]Felik's config, using queued_packets, nvidia, matchmaking, textures cfgs enabled, plus r_lod and r_rootlod 0[/b]:
2639 frames 17.491 seconds 150.87 fps ( 6.63 ms/f) 9.251 fps variability
2639 frames 17.510 seconds 150.72 fps ( 6.63 ms/f) 8.865 fps variability
2639 frames 17.552 seconds 150.35 fps ( 6.65 ms/f) 8.801 fps variability
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#400
0 Frags +

This still works right?

This still works right?
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#401
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DoggerelThis still works right?

Worked for me. Ironically, this one crashes my game with a "bad inline model number 77" error.

best of a few runs:

2639 frames 31.566 seconds 83.60 fps (11.96 ms/f) 6.200 fps variability

specs:

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OS: Ubuntu 16.10 x86_64
Model: HP EliteBook 8540w
Kernel: 4.8.0-46-generic
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1080
Launch Options: -full -w 1280 -h 720 -console -novid
DE: Xfce
WM: Xfwm4
CPU: Intel i7 M 620 (4) @ 2.6GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
Memory: 3796MiB

testing a few different circumstances:

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1 display, Redshift on, compton on
2639 frames 32.989 seconds 80.00 fps (12.50 ms/f) 5.719 fps variability

1 display, Redshift off, compton on
2639 frames 33.108 seconds 79.71 fps (12.55 ms/f) 6.437 fps variability

1 display, Redshift off, compton off
2639 frames 31.566 seconds 83.60 fps (11.96 ms/f) 6.200 fps variability

2 displays, Redshift off, compton off
2639 frames 31.700 seconds 83.25 fps (12.01 ms/f) 6.192 fps variability

2 displays, Redshift on, compton on
2639 frames 32.834 seconds 80.38 fps (12.44 ms/f) 5.932 fps variability

using a barely modified version of Comanglia's toaster config

[quote=Doggerel]This still works right?[/quote]
Worked for me. Ironically, [url=http://www.teamfortress.tv/30680/new-tf2-benchmarks]this one[/url] crashes my game with a "bad inline model number 77" error.

best of a few runs:
[code]2639 frames 31.566 seconds 83.60 fps (11.96 ms/f) 6.200 fps variability[/code]

specs:
[spoiler][b]OS[/b]: Ubuntu 16.10 x86_64
[b]Model[/b]: HP EliteBook 8540w
[b]Kernel[/b]: 4.8.0-46-generic
[b]Monitor Resolution[/b]: 1920x1080, 1920x1080
[b]Launch Options[/b]: -full -w 1280 -h 720 -console -novid
[b]DE[/b]: Xfce
[b]WM[/b]: Xfwm4
[b]CPU[/b]: Intel i7 M 620 (4) @ 2.6GHz
[b]GPU[/b]: NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M
[b]Memory[/b]: 3796MiB [/spoiler]

testing a few different circumstances:
[spoiler]
[b]1 display, Redshift on, compton on[/b]
2639 frames 32.989 seconds 80.00 fps (12.50 ms/f) 5.719 fps variability

[b]1 display, Redshift off, compton on[/b]
2639 frames 33.108 seconds 79.71 fps (12.55 ms/f) 6.437 fps variability

[b]1 display, Redshift off, compton off[/b]
2639 frames 31.566 seconds 83.60 fps (11.96 ms/f) 6.200 fps variability

[b]2 displays, Redshift off, compton off[/b]
2639 frames 31.700 seconds 83.25 fps (12.01 ms/f) 6.192 fps variability

[b]2 displays, Redshift on, compton on[/b]
2639 frames 32.834 seconds 80.38 fps (12.44 ms/f) 5.932 fps variability
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using a barely modified version of [url=http://www.teamfortress.tv/25328/comanglias-config-fps-guide]Comanglia's toaster config[/url]
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#402
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2639 frames 14.515 seconds 181.81 fps ( 5.50 ms/f) 11.852 fps variability

ryzen 5 1600 @stock, stock cooler (maxed at 3.4 GHz)
gtx 550 ti - no OC
all on hdd

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ejp lowered
r4ndom config, dxlevel 81
prec + custom hitsounds
queue mode -1
also -high in launch options
2639 frames 14.515 seconds 181.81 fps ( 5.50 ms/f) 11.852 fps variability

ryzen 5 1600 @stock, stock cooler (maxed at 3.4 GHz)
gtx 550 ti - no OC
all on hdd

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[spoiler]ejp lowered
r4ndom config, dxlevel 81
prec + custom hitsounds
queue mode -1
also -high in launch options[/spoiler]
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#403
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Console2639 frames 23.135 seconds 114.07 fps ( 8.77 ms/f) 12.099 fps variability

HP Omen 15.6 2016 Model
1920 x 1080 Resolution
Fullscreen + DX 9
Intel I7 7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz
NVIDIA GTX 1050

[quote=Console]2639 frames 23.135 seconds 114.07 fps ( 8.77 ms/f) 12.099 fps variability
[/quote]

HP Omen 15.6 2016 Model
1920 x 1080 Resolution
Fullscreen + DX 9
Intel I7 7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.81 GHz
NVIDIA GTX 1050
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#404
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Has anyone taken a look at Windows 10 "Game Mode?" It seems to make a notable impact only in the case of several background processes clogging your system, which could be interesting for streamers, or people who don't like to close other programs when running the game.

Has anyone taken a look at Windows 10 "Game Mode?" It seems to make a notable impact only in the case of several background processes clogging your system, which could be interesting for streamers, or people who don't like to close other programs when running the game.
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#405
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IcedKappaHas anyone taken a look at Windows 10 "Game Mode?" It seems to make a notable impact only in the case of several background processes clogging your system, which could be interesting for streamers, or people who don't like to close other programs when running the game.

I just disabled it but I don't know if it ruins performance when it's on.

[quote=IcedKappa]Has anyone taken a look at Windows 10 "Game Mode?" It seems to make a notable impact only in the case of several background processes clogging your system, which could be interesting for streamers, or people who don't like to close other programs when running the game.[/quote]
I just disabled it but I don't know if it ruins performance when it's on.
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#406
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DoggerelIcedKappaHas anyone taken a look at Windows 10 "Game Mode?" It seems to make a notable impact only in the case of several background processes clogging your system, which could be interesting for streamers, or people who don't like to close other programs when running the game.I just disabled it but I don't know if it ruins performance when it's on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfoJO_eThTY&t=510s

doesnt include tf2 in its benchmarks, but i'd say it shows how useless the game mode is

In general, there is no major frame improvement, and in one or two cases, it markedly decreases min frame rate.

I'd highly recommend disabling it.

[quote=Doggerel][quote=IcedKappa]Has anyone taken a look at Windows 10 "Game Mode?" It seems to make a notable impact only in the case of several background processes clogging your system, which could be interesting for streamers, or people who don't like to close other programs when running the game.[/quote]
I just disabled it but I don't know if it ruins performance when it's on.[/quote]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfoJO_eThTY&t=510s

doesnt include tf2 in its benchmarks, but i'd say it shows how useless the game mode is

In general, there is no major frame improvement, and in one or two cases, it markedly decreases min frame rate.

I'd highly recommend disabling it.
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#407
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im using ddr3 800mhz with a overclocked i5 2500k at 4.5 ghz would buying 2133 ddr3 (max the board supports) help me squeeze some extra fps?
would that be worth it ?

im using ddr3 800mhz with a overclocked i5 2500k at 4.5 ghz would buying 2133 ddr3 (max the board supports) help me squeeze some extra fps?
would that be worth it ?
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#408
1 Frags +

http://www.overclock.net/t/1366657/ddr3-1600-vs-2133-is-there-a-difference-in-game/

Some people benchmark HL2 ep2 with various DDR3 memory timings. Conclusion seems to be it can help with responsiveness and increases minimum framerate, but the average FPS increase seems negligible.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1366657/ddr3-1600-vs-2133-is-there-a-difference-in-game/

Some people benchmark HL2 ep2 with various DDR3 memory timings. Conclusion seems to be it can help with responsiveness and increases minimum framerate, but the average FPS increase seems negligible.
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#409
1 Frags +

anyone else care to share their ryzen experiences with this game ?
thinking of getting an r5 1600 to replace my i5 2500k at 4.5 i know it will be a boost pretty much everywhere else but i play this game a bunch ....

anyone else care to share their ryzen experiences with this game ?
thinking of getting an r5 1600 to replace my i5 2500k at 4.5 i know it will be a boost pretty much everywhere else but i play this game a bunch ....
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#410
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mousiopeanyone else care to share their ryzen experiences with this game ?
thinking of getting an r5 1600 to replace my i5 2500k at 4.5 i know it will be a boost pretty much everywhere else but i play this game a bunch ....

1600 will do less or similar fps in tf2 really (my max is ~197 fps @3.8GHz in benchmark1), cuz source loves high clocks due to its age. Ryzen also tends have "smoother feeling" in games, the frame times are much more stable and it won't jitter as much as Intel. I'd suggest to upgrade ^^

[quote=mousiope]anyone else care to share their ryzen experiences with this game ?
thinking of getting an r5 1600 to replace my i5 2500k at 4.5 i know it will be a boost pretty much everywhere else but i play this game a bunch ....[/quote]

1600 will do less or similar fps in tf2 really (my max is ~197 fps @3.8GHz in benchmark1), cuz source loves high clocks due to its age. Ryzen also tends have "smoother feeling" in games, the frame times are much more stable and it won't jitter as much as Intel. I'd suggest to upgrade ^^
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#411
3 Frags +
RockzRyzen also tends have "smoother feeling" in games, the frame times are much more stable and it won't jitter as much as Intel. I'd suggest to upgrade ^^

Source on that?

https://www.computerbase.de/2017-04/amd-ryzen-5-test/2/#abschnitt_spiele_full_hdhd
11% are not worth a 400$ upgrade imho.

[quote=Rockz]Ryzen also tends have "smoother feeling" in games, the frame times are much more stable and it won't jitter as much as Intel. I'd suggest to upgrade ^^[/quote]
Source on that?

https://www.computerbase.de/2017-04/amd-ryzen-5-test/2/#abschnitt_spiele_full_hdhd
11% are not worth a 400$ upgrade imho.
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#412
3 Frags +

Hey , I'm building a new pc , What cpu should i get that is cheaper than 300$ or 200$ and i get a good overclock of out it ?

Hey , I'm building a new pc , What cpu should i get that is cheaper than 300$ or 200$ and i get a good overclock of out it ?
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#413
0 Frags +

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#414
2 Frags +

pc build thread my dude

pc build thread my dude
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#415
0 Frags +

What would be the cheapest gpu to run tf2 at the highest settings smoothly?
Maybe a gtx 770 or something in that area?

What would be the cheapest gpu to run tf2 at the highest settings smoothly?
Maybe a gtx 770 or something in that area?
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#416
-1 Frags +

2639 frames 13.520 seconds 195.20 fps ( 5.12 ms/f) 13.667 fps variability

CPU: i5 6500 No OC, 3.2 GHz
GPU: GTS 950, No OC
Driver version: 378.78
dxlevel: 81
Resolution: 2048x1152
Fullscreen
FPS Config: Comanglia's Stability cfg
Shadows disabled

2639 frames 13.520 seconds 195.20 fps ( 5.12 ms/f) 13.667 fps variability

CPU: i5 6500 No OC, 3.2 GHz
GPU: GTS 950, No OC
Driver version: 378.78
dxlevel: 81
Resolution: 2048x1152
Fullscreen
FPS Config: Comanglia's Stability cfg
Shadows disabled
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#417
0 Frags +

back with a new computer

2639 frames 17.413 seconds 151.56 fps ( 6.60 ms/f) 8.717 fps variability

specs:

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OS: Ubuntu 17.04 x86_64
Model: HP ZBook 15 G3
Kernel: 4.10.0-26-generic
Resolution: 1920x1080
Launch Options: -full -w 1920 -h 1080 -novid -console
DE: Xfce
WM: Xfwm4
CPU: Intel i7-6820HQ (8) @ 3.6GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
Memory: 32053MiB

full results:

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comanglia's stability config - 1280x720
2639 frames 18.801 seconds 140.37 fps ( 7.12 ms/f) 9.027 fps

comanglia's stability config - 1920x1080
2639 frames 18.763 seconds 140.65 fps ( 7.11 ms/f) 8.920 fps

comanglia's gfx config - 1920x1080
2639 frames 17.413 seconds 151.56 fps ( 6.60 ms/f) 8.717 fps variability
2639 frames 17.732 seconds 148.83 fps ( 6.72 ms/f) 8.343 fps variability
2639 frames 17.486 seconds 150.92 fps ( 6.63 ms/f) 8.298 fps variability

comanglia's gfx config - 1280x720
2639 frames 17.675 seconds 149.30 fps ( 6.70 ms/f) 8.516 fps variability
2639 frames 17.715 seconds 148.97 fps ( 6.71 ms/f) 7.932 fps variability
back with a new computer
[code]2639 frames 17.413 seconds 151.56 fps ( 6.60 ms/f) 8.717 fps variability[/code]
specs:
[spoiler]OS: Ubuntu 17.04 x86_64
Model: HP ZBook 15 G3
Kernel: 4.10.0-26-generic
Resolution: 1920x1080
Launch Options: -full -w 1920 -h 1080 -novid -console
DE: Xfce
WM: Xfwm4
CPU: Intel i7-6820HQ (8) @ 3.6GHz
GPU: NVIDIA Quadro M2000M
Memory: 32053MiB[/spoiler]
full results:
[spoiler]comanglia's stability config - 1280x720
2639 frames 18.801 seconds 140.37 fps ( 7.12 ms/f) 9.027 fps

comanglia's stability config - 1920x1080
2639 frames 18.763 seconds 140.65 fps ( 7.11 ms/f) 8.920 fps

comanglia's gfx config - 1920x1080
2639 frames 17.413 seconds 151.56 fps ( 6.60 ms/f) 8.717 fps variability
2639 frames 17.732 seconds 148.83 fps ( 6.72 ms/f) 8.343 fps variability
2639 frames 17.486 seconds 150.92 fps ( 6.63 ms/f) 8.298 fps variability

comanglia's gfx config - 1280x720
2639 frames 17.675 seconds 149.30 fps ( 6.70 ms/f) 8.516 fps variability
2639 frames 17.715 seconds 148.97 fps ( 6.71 ms/f) 7.932 fps variability
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#418
5 Frags +

So...
I saw the article on Phoronix, showing improvements in the latest Mesa 17 (formerly: Mesa-git) driver for Radeon GPUs. Seeing the huge improvements, I decided to compare how TF2 runs on Linux, compared to Windows.
My first impression on Linux was... that the game runs noticably smoother. I needed some slightly more... quantified evidence for that - and here it is.
Just check this out. Hardware ofc stays the same - Intel Core i5-3350P @ 3.5 GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz, Radeon RX 480 4GB.

Windows 10 Pro x64 (Creators Update, Crimson 17.7.2):

2639 frames 20.047 seconds 131.64 fps ( 7.60 ms/f) 8.975 fps variability

Kubuntu 17.04 (latest Mesa 17 driver from Padoka's PPA, Linux kernel 4.13rc3):

2639 frames 18.673 seconds 141.33 fps ( 7.08 ms/f) 8.006 fps variability

Sure, the benchmarks say only 10 fps of improvement, but the game does feel smoother on Linux. I highly encourage you to try out!

On both OS's I used the same FPS config (Rhapsody's) with the following settings:

rpc_showsbgraph
rpc_enablesprays
rpc_enableshadows
rpc_enablefeatures_low
rpc_disableragdolls
rpc_disablegibs
rpc_experimental_on_amd

mat_bumpmap 1
mat_phong 1

Proof (screenshots):

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So...
I saw the article on Phoronix, showing improvements in the latest Mesa 17 (formerly: Mesa-git) driver for Radeon GPUs. Seeing the huge improvements, I decided to compare how TF2 runs on Linux, compared to Windows.
My first impression on Linux was... that the game runs noticably smoother. I needed some slightly more... quantified evidence for that - and here it is.
Just check this out. Hardware ofc stays the same - Intel Core i5-3350P @ 3.5 GHz, 8GB DDR3 1333MHz, Radeon RX 480 4GB.

Windows 10 Pro x64 (Creators Update, Crimson 17.7.2):
[code]2639 frames 20.047 seconds 131.64 fps ( 7.60 ms/f) 8.975 fps variability[/code]

Kubuntu 17.04 (latest Mesa 17 driver from Padoka's PPA, Linux kernel 4.13rc3):
[code]2639 frames 18.673 seconds 141.33 fps ( 7.08 ms/f) 8.006 fps variability[/code]

Sure, the benchmarks say only 10 fps of improvement, but the game [i]does[/i] feel smoother on Linux. I highly encourage you to try out!

On both OS's I used the same FPS config (Rhapsody's) with the following settings:
[code]rpc_showsbgraph
rpc_enablesprays
rpc_enableshadows
rpc_enablefeatures_low
rpc_disableragdolls
rpc_disablegibs
rpc_experimental_on_amd

mat_bumpmap 1
mat_phong 1[/code]

Proof (screenshots):
[spoiler][url=http://imgur.com/a/X7PCi]http://imgur.com/a/X7PCi[/url][/spoiler]
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#419
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TheReduxPL
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Extremely interesting, side note though you labeled the screenshot with that 141fps as "Windows"

Been thinking about going to Linux since I'm getting tired of Win10 updates fucking me over.

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[spoiler][url=http://imgur.com/a/X7PCi]http://imgur.com/a/X7PCi[/url][/spoiler][/quote]

Extremely interesting, side note though you labeled the screenshot with that 141fps as "Windows"

Been thinking about going to Linux since I'm getting tired of Win10 updates fucking me over.
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Extremely interesting, side note though you labeled the screenshot with that 141fps as "Windows"

Been thinking about going to Linux since I'm getting tired of Win10 updates fucking me over.

Looks correct on my side. The one with a smaller font in the menu is on Linux.

The game can still freeze randomly. Rare, but happens. I'll be playing TF2 for quite a bit on Linux, so if I notice anything interesting, I can report here.

[quote=Comanglia][quote=TheReduxPL]
[spoiler][url=http://imgur.com/a/X7PCi]http://imgur.com/a/X7PCi[/url][/spoiler][/quote]

Extremely interesting, side note though you labeled the screenshot with that 141fps as "Windows"

Been thinking about going to Linux since I'm getting tired of Win10 updates fucking me over.[/quote]
Looks correct on my side. The one with a smaller font in the menu is on Linux.

The game can still freeze randomly. Rare, but happens. I'll be playing TF2 for quite a bit on Linux, so if I notice anything interesting, I can report here.
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