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Left 4 Dead 2 runs better on Linux than it does...

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August 2, 2012 3:25pm
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http://blogs.valvesoftware.com/linux/

After getting a proper version of the game running Valve found that L4D2 runs 16% faster on Linux than it does on Windows.

"Left 4 Dead 2 is running at 315 FPS on Linux. That the Linux version runs faster than the Windows version (270.6) seems a little counter-intuitive, given the greater amount of time we have spent on the Windows version."

This bodes well for gaming performance under Linux.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by PotatisFarfar » August 2, 2012 3:27pm | Report
Would not change to get 16% faster games.

But i would change because windows can suck my Falukorv.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by The LZ » August 3, 2012 12:41am | Report
Hahaha, sweet. That's just funny. In a
way, I hope that trend continues. However,
I doubt the average windows user would change
to Linux just for that. Why? Too complicated.
However, it's nice with another selling point ^^
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Canoas » August 3, 2012 4:25am | Report
I doubt anyone would change OS just for L4D...
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No, but if one game runs better with much less optimizing than the Windows counterpart then chances are that any game with proper optimizing should run better on Linux.
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Permalink | Quote | PM | +Rep | Commend by Canoas » August 3, 2012 6:53am | Report
Yeah, but just one game isn't enough to make that assertion. Hopefully the same will be true for other games, and if it is then most gamers will change to linux and companies will start developing games for linux as well.
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Yea, pretty much.

Linux has been worked on so much by so many good coders that I doubt Window's core is even close to as effective.
The problems with gaming on Linux will probably be poor drivers and possibly problems with OpenGL, but from what I've seen of OpenGL it seems just as good as DirectX11 and if more games are available on Linux drivers will become better.
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