General System Specs:
- 450W Corsair PSU CX 450
- 16GB DDR4 ram (2400 MHz overclocked on BIOS to 2933 MHz)
- ASUS Prime A320-A motherboard (<- the lowest you can go on budget, apparently. Woops.)
- Ryzen 5 2400G
- 1TB HDD 7200rpm
Linux Mint 19.1 has native support for this APU. Just install and go to update manager>view>linux kernels and choose a 4.18.x kernel. The more up-to-date, the better (there has been some good improvements on Raven ridge stuff).
Games work amazing, I'm using graphics from padoka PPA for latest Mesa to be able to support DXVK, but my research leads me to believe you don't need the latest mesa-git to make things work.
Whenever something breaks, I just
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CLARIFICATION: I didn't aim for "flawlessly" to be clickbait. The discussion in the posts from pages 1 to 3 occurred through a few weeks/months of its stumbling performance (Linux Mint's lack of native kernel 4.18.x support). When I say it breaks nowadays, it's because I'm trying unstable packages and experimenting some rather "unexpected" stuff. On any other usual heavy load I put the machine to test, it worked fine:
- Native/SteamPlay games
- Audio recording
- Compiling big things (Wine?)
- Works on GNU/Octave running overnight (8+ hours)
- Synthetic stress tests