Way late response, but the topics still causes buzz: have tried, with the most current, Linux Mint with Steam and it ran well but lagged whenever going into new map sections as data was streaming. Not too bad game performance and openGL with official NVidia drivers at max settings provide plenty of eye candy.
Problem is, even after 3 years, Linux Mint and Ubuntu both lack adequate controller support and from my experience have had numerous issues with xpad and the like in those distros -this has gone on for 3 years now. Linux Mint and Ubuntu are way behind Antergos at the kernel level thus lacking native support for the newest GPU drivers and anything that would support XBox controllers and have read about issues with Steam Controllers as well.
I have yet to get Steam OS to run on my hardware although I can actually get it to install now -that’s a start right?
The above points are many of the lesser reasons that swayed me toward Antergos that just seemed to pile on top of more pressing issues like full support and development opportunities for my platform. Am getting pretty comfortable with the Antergos system for Arch Linux and their utilities are add its appeal. My reference game was Borderlands 2 and noticed no lag during intros or cut scenes. In my opinion enjoy openGL games because they seem more clearly defined than DX specific engines, but I mainly use Intel and NVidia chips.
I definitely recommend this system for gaming: you’ll get a better, more recent kernel experience with an opportunity to step into even newer kernel releases, better native hardware support including GPU and controller drivers and list goes on.
Think that the fact that I am currently posting to a thread that’s 3 years old addressing issues, that still exists, says something - if you’re here looking around Antergos for a possible gaming experience then start making plans for installation.