I switched from windows to Pop OS 6 months ago and have not looked back since.
But recently i bought a Vega 56 and been somewhat disappointed when it comes to the performance of the card.
It struggles to keep just 60 fps in fallout 4 and Hitman. And in csgo im between 70 and 140 fps.
In Wattman GTK i can see that of the 7 gpu states, it rarely leaves state 0, and then just for a short period to state 1. I have never seen it go beyond state 1 under linux in any game.
So I installed Windows 10, and did the same test in csgo same settings, and after changing from balanced to turbo (i think it was called), my fps increased by 100 from low to max, so now i was sitting between 170 to 240 fps instead.
I have tried undervolting via Wattman GTK but to no avail, im still stuck at 0, and i cant seem to find anyway of changing from balanced to turbo in linux, and my searches for fixes always leads to undervolting.
Anyone know how to get this card to perform as it should under linux?
So i just bought 2 games, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and Kingdom Come deliverance.
The first of the two, performs just perfect, and the gpu acts as expected, first time in Linux i have seen it in the max states, for both gpu and gpu memory.
The second however is the worst performance so far, barely 15-17 fps on max settings, and the same states as with other games.
Looks like there is no other choice than going back to Windows