Mad Max Linux is running with bad performance


recently i bought Mad Max on steam, but it is not playable on my system. It has massive fps drops and a generaly bad performance. Can anyone here confirm, that there is an issue with that game?

My specs are:

towo:Defiant> inxi -v3
System:    Host: Defiant Kernel: 4.9.0-towo.1-siduction-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.2.1)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.6 (Gtk 3.22.5) Distro: siduction 13.2.0 December - xfce - (201312310323)
Machine:   Device: desktop Mobo: MSI model: H87-G41 PC Mate(MS-7850) v: 1.0 BIOS: American Megatrends v: V3.9 date: 07/17/2014
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i5-4670K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27208
           clock speeds: max: 3401 MHz 1: 800 MHz 2: 1000 MHz 3: 1400 MHz 4: 1000 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GP107 [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.0 driver: nvidia Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce GTX 1050 Ti/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.26 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: 44:8a:5b:2f:3a:bf
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 4250.9GB (46.1% used)
           ID-1: model: Crucial_CT750MX3
           ID-2: model: Crucial_CT500MX2
           ID-3: model: ST3000VN000
Info:      Processes: 227 Uptime: 9:01 Memory: 8146.3/15982.2MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.2.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.51) inxi: 2.3.5

I’m also attach the nvidia-bugreport:

I’ve only played the Linux version for a few minutes and performance was good (4770k/GTX 1080 with driver 375.26 on Fedora 25), above 60fps. What kind of FPS are you seeing in-game? Is it bad all the time?

It fluctuates between over 100 down to 12. It’s not playable witch such fluctuates.

I played some more and there are no framerate dips for me. My in-game settings are the “Very High” preset , except for Motion Blur which I turned off. V-Sync is also disabled. FPS smoothing in the launcher’s advanced tab is not ticked.



Even with the new beta driver Mad Max is unpayable. It doesn’t matter what graphics settings i choose.
Even on low settings the fps are stuttering like hell.

Try Vulkan:

Would try that, but after jumped to the beta, Mad Max does not start at all.

Do you have vulkan-loader installed?

If it is a package, it does not exist in debian.

debian package libvulkan1

towo:Defiant> dpkg -l | grep vulkan
ii  libvulkan1:amd64                                         amd64        Vulkan loader library
ii  nvidia-vulkan-common                        375.39-1                               amd64        NVIDIA Vulkan driver - common files
ii  nvidia-vulkan-icd:amd64                     375.39-1                               amd64        NVIDIA Vulkan installable client driver (ICD)
ii  vulkan-utils                                             amd64        Miscellaneous Vulkan utilities

Btw, Talos Principle is running fine with vulkan. Another vulkan game i sadly not own.

Saw you mailed Feral at Phoronix’
Maybe interesting for fixing your initial problem, seems to be tied to the 4.9 kernel:

I have tryed that script and it does indeed make the game better, but not comparable to windows, where it is running absolutely smooth on much higher graphical settings.

From another thread:

Overall, Mad Max seems to be extremely cpu bound, so performance will only really get better with Vulkan.