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is it worth runing my i5 750 @ 3.8 for gaming on linux?
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  1. i would read this http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738.html then decide. that article explains how an overclock helps or doesn't help
  2. Yeah..............
    ........... and how would you game on Linux???

    Switch to Windows, then game :D
    And the rest of your sys. specs?
  3. i would use wine for linux if it would work :S

    my spec


    Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2

    corsair 4GB 1,600MHz DDR3

    corsair h50 with in out fans

    ge force gtx460glh

    cm sout

    cm sl pro 700w with 5 fans

    and 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3
  4. I haven't been able to find a modern game yet that works well in wine. Then again, that was a couple months ago. What games can you play?
  5. Which makes me wonder, does Linux supports DirectX?
  6. damasvara said:
    Which makes me wonder, does Linux supports DirectX?

    through wine. not dx11 though. maybe dx10. dx9 for sure though.
  7. enzo matrix said:
    through wine. not dx11 though. maybe dx10. dx9 for sure though.

    I see. Thanks for pointing that out. :)

    With that being said, why would the OP use Linux? Unless it's some kind of personal preference, gaming on Windows would be more convenient.
  8. robin banks uk said:
    is it worth runing my i5 750 @ 3.8 for gaming on linux?

    Depends on what video card you have. And what games. Gaming on any OS is the same with regards to how much CPU vs GPU power is needed. I don't mean windows COD4= same requirements as linux cod4 for example. But what I do mean is that it will use the same number of cores and scale the same.
  9. Maybe he's referring to the convenience and compatibility of the mentioned OS. If Windows is highly compatible, does Linux also have the same advantage?
  10. damasvara said:
    Maybe he's referring to the convenience and compatibility of the mentioned OS. If Windows is highly compatible, does Linux also have the same advantage?

    Last I checked, wine has way too many programs, especially games, that it can't run. Or run properly.
  11. robin banks uk said:
    i would use wine for linux if it would work :S

    my spec


    Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2

    corsair 4GB 1,600MHz DDR3

    corsair h50 with in out fans

    ge force gtx460glh

    cm sout

    cm sl pro 700w with 5 fans

    and 1TB Samsung SpinPoint F3


    Your PC is pretty good. Although you may be able to play games on Linux through wine, i'd recommend to switch to Win 7 (64-bit) to make use of GTX460's DX11 capabilities.
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