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  • PeachMan@lemmy.worldtoLinux Gaming@lemmy.worldGE-Proton9-10 Released
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    10 days ago

    Wasn’t the Glorious Eggroll guy supposed to stop developing GE Proton in favor of a different, better way of doing it? I forget the specifics but I remember seeing that posted several months ago.

    EDIT: found it, it’s ULGWL, since renamed to “umu”. Anybody know if that’s still happening? I was under the impression that the guy was going to eventually drop Proton GE completely for umu. But maybe I misunderstood.



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  • I’m not expert, but I can tell you that Apple Silicon gave the new Macbooks insane battery life, and they run a lot cooler with less overheating. Intel really fucked up the processors in the 2015-2019 Macbooks, especially the higher-spec i7 and i9 variants. Those things overheat constantly. All Intel did was take existing architectures and raise the clock speeds. Apple really exposed Intel’s laziness by releasing processors that were just as performant in quick tasks, they REALLY kicked Intel’s ass in sustained workloads, not because they were faster on paper, but simply because they didn’t have to thermal throttle after 2 minutes of work. Hell, the Macbook Air doesn’t even have any active cooling!

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