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Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop Gaming Performance Comparison

Michael Larabel

Published on 31 January 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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The fastest desktops for OpenGL gaming with the open-source VDrift racing game were Xfce, Openbox, and LXDE.

KDE was the slowest desktop for the Qfusion-powered Warsow game.

Lastly, for the impressive Xonotic first person shooter game, the fastest desktops were (to no surprise) Xfce, Openbox, and LXDE when using Intel graphics. The slowest desktops with the Ivy Bridge graphics on Linux was KDE Plasma while the default Unity desktop was also receded compared to the other desktop alternatives.

More Ubuntu 13.04 desktop benchmarking from other driver/hardware configurations and an extended selection of benchmarks will be available leading up to the release of the Raring Ringtail.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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