Ubuntu's Unity Decision Affects 2D Performance Too
Phoronix: Ubuntu's Unity Decision Affects 2D Performance Too
Last week I delivered OpenGL/3D benchmarks of Ubuntu 12.10 when comparing the performance of the default Unity desktop to the now-defunct Unity 2D environment. Canonical's decision to kill Unity 2D means that for those now forced to use the Compiz-based Unity may experience lower frame-rates, high power consumption with Unity-over-LLVMpipe, and other differences. Additional testing has shown how Unity is affecting the 2D graphics performance.
"My results are bad and I should feel bad."
Some^W Most of those results look mighty strange, and it would be hard to make any judgements based on them. An alternative look at IVB GT2 with SNA and gnome-shell is here: http://openbenchmarking.org/result/1...SU-1208209SU05. I had some UXA results as well to compare, but alas I am still waiting for those to upload.