General System Specs:
- 450W Corsair PSU CX 450
- 8GB DDR4 ram
- ASUS Prime A320-A motherboard (<- the lowest you can go on budget, apparently. Woops.)
- Ryzen 5 2400G
- 1TB HDD 7200rpm
- Everything working decently, but very frequent hangs from unknown sources. Either Steam or old ffmpeg codecs were causing hangs during YouTube video browsing or simply idling on Steam/downloading games
- Updated to kernel 4.17.3, which was supposed to be extremely stable, but I still ran into a lot of instability regarding Steam and WINE-Steam games. Mainly DOWNLOADING games, because it didn't handle multithreading properly and had all cpu cores on high usage for a long time.
- I updated the Bios to the last version (although I REALLY feel it wasn't the deciding factor)
- Updated linux kernel to 4.18.rc3. I had skimmed around the files and didn't notice any big changes on rc2, but saw that rc3 was really promising.
- Updated linux-firmware using the cosmic repository temporarily
This completely took away the Steam multithread hanging problem and SO FAR (5h+ uptime) I haven't felt any hangs
I can't get Path of Exile to work (crashes before login screen on DirectX 11 and entering the game zone on DirectX9)
What DID work:
Every native Linux game so far (after fixing the Steam hanging) - Borderlands 2, Dota 2, Left 4 Dead 2 ...
Old wine-steam games - Age of Empires 3, Titan Quest
Battle.net - Diablo 3, Heroes of the Storm (<- surprisingly, worked even on kernel 4.17.3)
Warframe, with a custom install script
I'm very grateful and optimistic about the developpers on Raven Ridge support. The APU does work like a great budget alternative for gaming so far, being able to keep Diablo 3 on mid to high settings on 720p.
Hope you guys get similar results getting your Linux setups to work with this cool new APU, cheers.