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Gaming/Graphics Performance On Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce
GNOME Shell and Xfce remained to be the fastest desktops when
running the Lightsmark OpenGL lighting benchmark. For the NVIDIA binary driver
there was a great spread this time around but in the end it was the GNOME Shell
and Xfce desktops that offered the best "out of the box" performance.
GNOME Shell, Xfce, and GNOME Classic were the fastest with the open-source Radeon
graphics driver. The release of the Catalyst driver in the Precise repository
is broken for Lightsmark so there are no results on that binary driver.