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Play Dota 2 on Intel HD 3000 or above on Linux

If you use Linux and wanted to play Dota 2 but have been discouraged by the limited graphics performance of integrated Intel HD graphics card, this post is for you. Intel HD 3000 is an integrated graphics card that came with Sandybridge processors. By default it is barely able to run Dota 2. With following settings, you should be able to play Dota 2 at an average speed of 30 FPS or above. The trick is to lower the graphics settings to make the game run faster. If you have newer processors you should get even better performance.

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Enable and use open source radeon drivers in a muxless hybrid graphics (Intel/AMD) setup

Introduction

It should be no news to people who have been closely following the open source driver development that it was a hit and miss trying to enable radeon drivers. This tutorial might be useful to those users who have been unaware of how to enable dynamic gpu switching at runtime. Thanks to reddit user JackDostoevsky, who wrote the necessary steps to set it up, this tutorial was possible. This tutorial is just the re-iteration of that post. Read this post, if you want to follow the discussion. I have taken a more conservative approach of installation in this tutorial. If you want to checkout git versions, follow above discussion. In case of ubuntu, I am using 13.04 (linux 3.8) with xorg-edgers ppa. Performance wise in a game under wine, this setup was garbage. While in arch, I got better FPS compared to using just the Intel graphics card. Though the performance of native games were largely improved. Therefore in this case, newer versions of the driver and kernel packages are always better.

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How to setup AMD/Intel Hybrid graphics cards in Linux (Ubuntu)

Introduction

In this tutorial, I will list the steps I take to setup AMD catalyst driver under Ubuntu Linux. I hope someone finds it useful.

I will not say, it works for all hybrid graphics setup. So here is my computer’s specification.

Operating System : 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04
Processor : Intel sandy bridge (2nd generation), specifically Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Graphics Cards: Intel HD 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6470M
RAM: 4 GB

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