1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Tweaking KDE's KWin For Linux Gaming Performance

Michael Larabel

Published on 19 April 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 2 of 5 - 19 Comments

When starting with ETXReaL, this heavily modified version of the ioquake3 that vastly improves the visual richness of Enemy Territory, was not affected by the three KDE test settings. The only exception was the Radeon Gallium3D performance of the Radeon HD 4870 going up when XRender compositing was in use over OpenGL.

The now defunct open-source Nexuiz game also improved with X Render on Radeon Gallium3D where as the two other driver configurations were flat across the board. While swap buffers wait was disabled, the Radeon Gallium3D driver configuration for this set of tests was hovering around 60 FPS except when X Render compositing was deployed.

With the very CPU-bound OpenArena 0.8.5 game, suspending the desktop effects for the full-screen gaming improved the results for the open-source Intel Sandy Bridge graphics and when using the AMD Catalyst driver.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD Launches New FX CPUs, Cuts Prices On Existing Processors
  2. Preview: AMD's FX-9590 Eight-Core At Up To 5.0GHz On Linux
  3. Intel Launches The Core i7 5960X, Mighty Powerful Haswell-E CPUs
  4. AMD Radeon R9 290: Gallium3D vs. Catalyst Drivers
Latest Linux Articles
  1. LLVM Clang 3.5 Brings Some Compiler Performance Improvements
  2. Ondemand vs. Performance CPU Governing For AMD FX CPUs On Linux 3.17
  3. How Intel Graphics On Linux Compare To Open-Source AMD/NVIDIA Drivers
  4. The Fastest NVIDIA GPUs For Open-Source Nouveau With Steam Linux Gaming
Latest Linux News
  1. POCL Is Maturing Well For Running OpenCL On The CPU
  2. New Group Calls For Boycotting Systemd
  3. The Features To Find With The Imminent Release Of LLVM/Clang 3.5
  4. Borderlands 2 Is Coming To Linux
  5. The Witcher 2 Ups The Performance More & Works Around Catalyst Bug
  6. Running Gallium3D's LLVMpipe On The Eight-Core 5GHz CPU
  7. Trying Intel OpenCL On Linux For Video Encoding
  8. GSoC 2014 Yielded Some Improvements For Mesa/X.Org This Year
  9. webOS Lives On As LuneOS With New Release
  10. Marek Lands Radeon Gallium3D HyperZ Improvements
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Lennart Poettering Talks Up His New Linux Vision That Involves Btrfs
  2. nv and xorg.conf under Debian PPC
  3. AMD graphics doesn't work with AMD Catalyst drivers
  4. Best Radeon for a Power Mac G5?
  5. The dangers of Linux kernel development
  6. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  7. AMD Releases UVD Video Decode Support For R600 GPUs
  8. SSD seems slow