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kde smoother for gaming than cinnamon

Postby phill1978 on Tue Sep 17, 2013 6:23 pm

my experience playing Kiliing floor, Counter Strike and Team fortress 2 is that KDE is a lot smoother than cinnamon.

I get stutter on cinnamon but if i log out and into KDE i do not. Tried usual settings but its still there. The desktop is nice and quick on cinnamon but something is up with frames / vsync even when altering settings where as its butter smooth on KDE.

if you stand infront of an edge on a 3d game using cinnamon and look up and down its as if a frame or two are shifted a pixel to the left so things look even more disjointed.

so far xfce and kde are the best mint distro's for gaming :)
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Re: kde smoother for gaming than cinnamon

Postby Booman on Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:54 pm

I've read that too.
I have been using Openbox windows manager for certain GPU hogging games like Crysis 2 and Skyrim.
Openbox does a great job and can easily launch PlayOnLinux.
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Re: kde smoother for gaming than cinnamon

Postby Astrid on Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:46 pm

Well, that's good to know! I'm still struggling to install catalyst correctly and am about to re-install the whole OS. Maybe I should install KDE right away instead of Cinnamon :? .
Any other info that is good to know for new gamers using Linux?
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Re: kde smoother for gaming than cinnamon

Postby Booman on Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:29 pm

Yes KDE runs better on laptops and older hardware.
I was trying to install Mint Cinnamon on an old 8-yr old desktop and Cinnamon would crash every time.
So I tried KDE and it runs perfectly.

Chances are your games will gain a few frames per second too.
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