It’s no secret that the ACPI CPUFreq driver code has at occasions been lower than excellent on current AMD processors with delivering lower than anticipated efficiency/conduct with being sluggish to ramp as much as a better efficiency state or in any other case arising in need of disabling the facility administration performance outright. AMD hasn’t historically labored on the Linux CPU frequency scaling code as a lot as Intel does to their P-State scaling driver and different areas of energy administration at giant.
AMD and Valve have been working to enhance the efficiency/energy effectivity for contemporary AMD platforms working on Steam Play (Proton / Wine) and have spearheaded “[The ACPI CPUFreq driver] was not very efficiency/energy effectivity for contemporary AMD platforms…a brand new CPU efficiency scaling design for AMD platform which has higher efficiency per watt scaling on comparable to 3D sport like Horizon Zero Daybreak with VKD3D-Proton on Steam.”
Valve has single-handedly made Linux a viable alternative for individuals who play video games, and with the Steam Deck on its method, their efforts are solely going to ramp up. They’re doing this for their very own backside line, after all, however that is a type of instances the place a company curiosity traces up completely with a shopper curiosity.