Red Dead Redemption 2 runs faster on Linux than on Windows

Although it never managed to conquer its space, Linux is the closest system to Windows 10 and a possible replacement. The approximation between these systems has been unique, but they are still rivals in the market.

Linux was never a system prepared to be used in the gaming universe, but that did not stop it from evolving in this field. A recent test showed something that was deemed impossible. The Red Dead Redemption 2 game runs faster on Linux than on Windows 10.

Linux Windows gaming games Red Dead Redemption 2

Can Linux be a paid gaming system?

It is undeniable that all games and apps that gravitate in this universe are made for Windows. As the system with the largest market share, it is natural for this attention to be given, not least because Linux has never been associated with games or other apps.

This has not prevented improvements from appearing in this area, especially in emulators that bring all the best that Windows has to this open system with a lot of potential. A test now carried out by FlightlessMango left Linux in a prominent position, with Microsoft’s system far away.

Red Dead Redemption 2 revealed all the difference

This test was based on the game Red Dead Redemption 2 and evaluated its use on both Linux and Windows. In the case of the first, the emulator was used Proton, which is developed by Steam and based on the well-known Wine, to give Linux the ability to run this game.

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3 different GPU drivers were also used in Linux, and compared its performance with Windows, which used Vulkan and DirectX 12. The results are visible and show that the Vulkan API runs faster on Linux than Vulkan or DirectX 12 on Windows 10. There were even 10 fps differences, with a 14% advantage for Linux.

Linux Windows gaming games Red Dead Redemption 2

Windows did not resist this gaming proposal

The test used an Intel Core i7 8700K processor, 16 GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon Vega 56 graphics card. All of these components were connected to an Asus ROG Strix Z370E Gaming motherboard.

It is thus proven, once again, that this open system can compete directly and win Windows 10. On other occasions this idea had been shown and detailed. The most curious thing about this test is that an emulator is used to run the game and still be able to be faster.


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