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AMD’s GPU performance under Linux can be boosted by renaming certain executables

For most of the past decade, the idea of gaming under Linux was a contradiction in terms. Apart from a handful of dedicated titles or ports, the only option that gamers had was to either dual-boot into Windows or deal with the Wine emulator. Valve’s decision to pursue the Linux gaming market and develop its own Linux-based operating system has changed that, with a vast array of indie titles (and a handful of AAA’s) now available on the OS. Unfortunately, it looks as though AMD’s driver team hasn’t quite caught up with the times.