In the most recent release of DXVK 1.two.1 that was released final week, it incorporated a note about enhanced GPU utilization. They undoubtedly weren’t kidding, with Overwatch now performing even far better on Linux with Wine.
When I previously wrote about it, I mentioned I was in shock at how effectively you could play Overwatch on Linux thanks to Wine, DXVK and a tiny assist from Lutris. I incorporated a video in the earlier short article to show it off, which showed the framerate hardly going above 100FPS and generally dipped down to about 60FPS. Checking back, earlier versions of DXVK didn’t let my NVIDIA 980ti GPU utilization go above 80%.
Testing it all out once again now thanks to DXVK improvements, it is fairly a distinctive story! GPU utilization is generally about 98% and the frame-price is a lot larger and smoother general as you can see beneath in the video courtesy of our livestreamer Sin (think me you do not want to see my try):
To be clear, that video was recorded employing my hardware on Ubuntu 19.04.
There is at least two caveats even though, which I will briefly go more than.
Firstly, it nonetheless demands to make up a decent cache very first to not stutter. You can very easily locate out if DXVK is nonetheless constructing this cache, by adding “DXVK_HUD=pipelines” as a launch solution, like this in Lutris as an instance:
When it stutters, you will see the “Graphics pipelines” counter rising which will appear a thing like this:
The dilemma with the stuttering, is that Overwatch has a lot as you can see above. Comparatively, a game like Deep Rock Galactic has significantly less than two,000 (an whole 30-minute game only just went above 1,000). Which explains why Overwatch requires a tiny even though to really come to be super smooth. After you have constructed up the cache even though, merely receiving to the primary menu in Overwatch will have them all loaded in fairly promptly prepared for you to jump into a game.
The other challenge, is that Left Manage can’t be bound to crouch. Other than these two problems I haven’t personally observed any other individuals for some time and to me that is fairly unbelievable definitely.
So for these of you who do like Overwatch, it does appear to operate really nicely on Linux and even far better than ever in truth in my personal testing by way of a lot of hours. For these maybe on the fence about attempting Linux, at least Overwatch is 1 game you do not have to definitely be concerned about losing and that is essential. Something that can reduced the barrier for persons gaming on Linux, is excellent.
Terrific operate to every person involved in Wine, DXVK and Lutris (I’m noting Lutris, given that it tends to make managing it all with each other below 1 roof super easy).