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Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:22 pm

Hello
My CPU is AMD a8 quad core processor, 8gb ddr3 memory and 170gb HDD partition. Now 75 gb is occupied. Will steam games work decently?
Thanks for any responses.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by xenopeek » Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:50 pm

I don't know anything about AMD processors of that generation. I guess it depends on which A8 APU you have. Steam games include system requirements for Linux on their page, so check that and compare against your system.

The types of games that probably will work are 2D and older 3D games. Newer (3D) games will probably be too demanding graphics wise.

You can request a refund if a game doesn't play well enough as long as you've bought it no longer than 2 weeks ago and you've not run it for more than 2 hours total (120 minutes).

I have an old Intel i5-2500k and many games play fine on it. It helps that the kind of games that I like (old school type RPGs and action/puzzle platformers) generally work well on older hardware.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by steocullen91 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm

My HP laptop has an A10-5750M with Dual Graphics and it's just as ^ says, even that's only good for older 3D games or 2D titles. The other problem is that the drivers are really outdated and if I use Mint with the Mesa drivers, it seems to only use the APU and not the dedicated GPU. It's becoming a bit of a lost cause :P

I think it's like 8650G/8670M Dual Graphics.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:23 pm

Can docker be used to pack the Windows games instead of running them under Windows as a VM?
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:26 pm

steocullen91 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:16 pm
My HP laptop has an A10-5750M with Dual Graphics and it's just as ^ says, even that's only good for older 3D games or 2D titles. The other problem is that the drivers are really outdated and if I use Mint with the Mesa drivers, it seems to only use the APU and not the dedicated GPU. It's becoming a bit of a lost cause :P

I think it's like 8650G/8670M Dual Graphics.
What are the possible free games I can play with my configuration. Your configuration is way better than mine.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by steocullen91 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:33 pm

Well I haven't done extensive testing on my laptop yet and my PC is way better, but for free games it will run Team Fortress 2 and I'm fairly sure it should be able to play Warframe assuming they'll work under Linux. I have to try out some of the games and find out what works since I'm still fairly new to using Linux.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by HaveaMint » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:34 am

"Tune for maximum Smoke and then read the Instructions".

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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:04 am

HaveaMint wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:34 am
A8 isn't a bad CPU.
https://www.cnet.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-review/
Thank you.
The review is 7 years old , things and processors have changed so much during this time.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:07 am

xenopeek wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:50 pm
I don't know anything about AMD processors of that generation. I guess it depends on which A8 APU you have. Steam games include system requirements for Linux on their page, so check that and compare against your system.

The types of games that probably will work are 2D and older 3D games. Newer (3D) games will probably be too demanding graphics wise.

You can request a refund if a game doesn't play well enough as long as you've bought it no longer than 2 weeks ago and you've not run it for more than 2 hours total (120 minutes).

I have an old Intel i5-2500k and many games play fine on it. It helps that the kind of games that I like (old school type RPGs and action/puzzle platformers) generally work well on older hardware.
Mine is a8 7410 . I will see if there are any free games in steam. A8 is old 7 to 8 years old
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by xenopeek » Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:22 am

My 7 year old i5-2500k is about 2 to 3 times faster than an A8-7410. Might be likely that the A8 has better graphics performance. Anyway, you'll have to try what works and not but newer titles likely will have trouble.

Here are all the games for Linux on Steam tagged as "free to play": https://store.steampowered.com/search/? ... 8&os=linux

You can also use https://libregamewiki.org to find actual free software games for Linux.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by steocullen91 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:09 am

The i5 2500k isn't a bad CPU at all even to this day. I used to have an i7-2600 and to this day that's still pretty amazing and they can be had second hand for about €65 :P
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:27 pm

steocullen91 wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:09 am
The i5 2500k isn't a bad CPU at all even to this day. I used to have an i7-2600 and to this day that's still pretty amazing and they can be had second hand for about €65 :P
Not so in India, even 2nd hand systems are costly.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by steocullen91 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:07 pm

Oh feck, that sucks. I can buy that CPU cheap enough here from a store called CeX and just build a computer provided I could even find a socket 1155 motherboard to put it in.

Aside from that though I think your laptop is close enough to being the same as mine so it should do fine on some of the lighter games.
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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by sammartin8935 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:05 am

deepakdeshp wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Hello
My CPU is AMD a8 quad core processor, 8gb ddr3 memory and 170gb HDD partition. Now 75 gb is occupied. Will steam games work decently?
Thanks for any responses.
Mint cinnamon should be fine with your specs, for max performance some people might want mate or xfce

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Re: Is my system good enough for gaming?

Post by deepakdeshp » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:50 am

sammartin8935 wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:05 am
deepakdeshp wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:22 pm
Hello
My CPU is AMD a8 quad core processor, 8gb ddr3 memory and 170gb HDD partition. Now 75 gb is occupied. Will steam games work decently?
Thanks for any responses.
Mint cinnamon should be fine with your specs, for max performance some people might want mate or xfce
I was wondering about steam games with my specs.
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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