Gaming Stutter

Hey all, I recently made the move to Linux (manjaro) and am using proton db to play my games

I seem to have hit a snag though , all my games have some amount of micro-stutter and constant freezing no matter how long I play them for , is there any way that i can fix this ???


Kernel: 5.6.16-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.1.0
Desktop: Xfce 4.14.2 tk: Gtk 3.24.20 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4
dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X370 Killer SLI serial:
UEFI: American Megatrends v: P5.50 date: 08/03/2019
RAM: total: 15.57 GiB used: 2.85 GiB (18.3%)
RAM Report:
permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required.
Topology: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen+
rev: 2 L2 cache: 4096 KiB bogomips: 118219
Speed: 2420 MHz min/max: 2200/3700 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz):
1: 3690 2: 2090 3: 4154 4: 3729 5: 2195 6: 2070 7: 2196 8: 2195 9: 4167
10: 4100 11: 2199 12: 2083 13: 2193 14: 2195 15: 4040 16: 2085
Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm adx aes aperfmperf apic arat avic avx avx2 bmi1
bmi2 bpext clflush clflushopt clzero cmov cmp_legacy constant_tsc cpb
cpuid cr8_legacy cx16 cx8 de decodeassists extapic extd_apicid f16c
flushbyasid fma fpu fsgsbase fxsr fxsr_opt ht hw_pstate ibpb irperf
lahf_lm lbrv lm mca mce misalignsse mmx mmxext monitor movbe msr mtrr
mwaitx nonstop_tsc nopl npt nrip_save nx osvw overflow_recov pae pat
pausefilter pclmulqdq pdpe1gb perfctr_core perfctr_llc perfctr_nb
pfthreshold pge pni popcnt pse pse36 rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sep sev
sha_ni skinit smap smca sme smep ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3
succor svm svm_lock syscall tce topoext tsc tsc_scale v_vmsave_vmload vgif
vmcb_clean vme vmmcall wdt xgetbv1 xsave xsavec xsaveerptr xsaveopt xsaves
Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070 Ti] vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: nvidia v: 440.82 bus ID: 0a:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1b82
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: nvidia
resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GTX 1070 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 440.82
direct render: Yes
Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 High Definition Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 0a:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10f0
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 0c:00.3 chip ID: 1022:1457
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.6.16-1-MANJARO
Device-1: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASRock driver: igb v: 5.6.0-k
port: e000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:1539
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac:
IP v4: type: dynamic noprefixroute scope: global
IP v6: type: noprefixroute scope: link
Device-2: Realtek RTL8192EE PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
driver: rtl8192ee v: kernel port: d000 bus ID: 08:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:818b
IF: wlp8s0 state: down mac:
Local Storage: total: 1.93 TiB used: 191.32 GiB (9.7%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37120G size: 111.79 GiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: rev: B1D1 scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sdb vendor: Seagate model: ST2000DM006-2DM164 size: 1.82 TiB
speed: 6.0 Gb/s rotation: 7200 rpm serial: rev: CC26 scheme: GPT
Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found.
Message: No RAID data was found.
ID-1: / size: 109.24 GiB used: 21.42 GiB (19.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
label: N/A uuid: 9b4841ac-ce8e-4ae6-bc44-53f15f52ea9c
ID-2: /boot/efi size: 299.4 MiB used: 280 KiB (0.1%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sda1 label: N/A uuid: 2633-99B3
ID-3: /mnt/Games size: 1.79 TiB used: 169.90 GiB (9.3%) fs: ext4
dev: /dev/sdb1 label: N/A uuid: cc278cc9-1b39-4d11-9761-d0bd977fca79
ID-4: /var/lib/snapd/snap/core18/1754 raw size: 54.9 MiB
size: used: fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop1
label: N/A uuid: N/A
ID-5: /var/lib/snapd/snap/snapd/8140 raw size: 29.8 MiB
size: used: fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop2
label: N/A uuid: N/A
ID-6: /var/lib/snapd/snap/spotify/41 raw size: 163.7 MiB
size: used: fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop0
label: N/A uuid: N/A
Message: No unmounted partitions found.
Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 14 rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Device-1: 1-6:2 info: GAME FOR WINDOWS 1.02 type:
driver: usbfs interfaces: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 2f24:0091
Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 8 rev: 3.1 speed: 10 Gb/s
chip ID: 1d6b:0003
Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0
speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002
Device-2: 3-3:2 info: Microdia USB Keyboard type: Keyboard
driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 1.5 Mb/s
chip ID: 0c45:7603
Device-3: 3-4:3 info: Holtek USB Gaming Mouse type: Keyboard,Mouse,HID
driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 3 rev: 2.0 speed: 12 Mb/s
chip ID: 04d9:a088
Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 4 rev: 3.0 speed: 5 Gb/s
chip ID: 1d6b:0003
System Temperatures: cpu: 68.1 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 58 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 28%
Processes: 327 Uptime: 2h 18m Init: systemd v: 245 Compilers: gcc: 10.1.0
clang: 10.0.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 running in: xfce4-terminal
inxi: 3.0.37

did you try to disable the compositor?
for me that was the culprit..

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Understand, that the problems you are describing are not normal and not common. Sometimes they occur, more or less often. They can have different causes, depending on hardware, software, setup, game, etc. It's impossible to tell anything for sure without any data.

I can only say, that I heard about these problems on AMD GPUs on certain games and there are reasons for that. There were some recent updates to fix it, but they are not available yet.

You could edit the /etc/X11/mhwd.d/nvidia.conf and in the Section "Device" replace the line Option "NoLogo" "1" with:

    Option         "TripleBuffer"  "On"
    Option  "ConnectToAcpid"    "Off"
    Option "metamodes" "nvidia-auto-select +0+0 {ForceFullCompositionPipeline = On}

Save it, reboot, test.

no difference

Well, if there is no difference, and judging by this

and something you provided in the other topic (were seems you got quite a lot of feedback and suggestions that didn't help ...

I wonder how is the airflow in your build? Is set to take the air inside?

these aren't idle temps , it was under load

I got that the temps are under load, but my point wasn't about that. Maybe you will see where the inconsistency is ...

I don't get what your saying

I was asking, not saying

But, i'll pass nevertheless.

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