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

2D Also Bad For Ubuntu Unity Against KDE, GNOME, LXDE, Xfce

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 September 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 6 - 14 Comments

In continuation of last week's OpenGL benchmarks under Unity, GNOME, KDE, Xfce, and LXDE desktops from Ubuntu 12.10, here are benchmarks looking at the 2D performance of these different Linux desktop environment choices when testing both the Intel UXA and SNA acceleration back-ends.

From the same Intel Core i7 "Ivy Bridge" system as before, the CompuLab Intense-PC, here are Intel 2D graphics benchmarks with the Intel HD 4000 GPU when running Unity 6.4.0, KDE SC 4.9, GNOME Shell 3.5.4, the GNOME 3.5.5 fallback mode, Xfce 4.10, and LXDE 0.5.11. With most of these 2D benchmarks being windowed, the disabling of KDE KWin window effects on full-screen applications was not tested for this 2D article, unlike last week's results.

The Intel and SNA 2D acceleration architectures were tested from the xf86-video-intel 2.20.6 driver, which was the latest at the time of testing. Mesa 9.0-devel and the Linux 3.5 kernel as found in Ubuntu 12.10 were used for this benchmarking. SNA tends to work very well for Intel hardware with the modern xf86-video-intel driver but is not yet the default nor has it yet to be enabled by default as a distribution-specific feature for Ubuntu 12.10. All benchmarking was handled in a fully automated fashion thanks to the open-source cross-platform Phoronix Test Suite software.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Scythe Mugen MAX
  2. Intel Core i7 5960X Haswell-E On Linux
  3. Intel 80GB 530 Series M.2 SSD On Linux
  4. With A New Motherboard, The Core i7 5960X Haswell-E Lights Up
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Fedora 21 Alpha First Impressions: It's Great
  2. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive NVIDIA/AMD Benchmarks On Linux
  3. A Tour Of The New Phoronix Office
  4. 7-Way Linux Desktop Gaming Comparison On Ubuntu 14.10
Latest Linux News
  1. Google Brings Coreboot To 64-bit ARM
  2. Debian Switches Back To GNOME As Its Default Desktop
  3. Fedora 21 Alpha Finally Sees The Light Of Day
  4. Qt 5.4 Will Support Applications Under A Wayland Compositor
  5. Valve Rolls Out A New Steam Storefront
  6. The Features Coming For Fedora 21
  7. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Starts Rolling Out To Linux Users
  8. The Gestures Support Of GNOME 3.14
  9. Linux 3.17 Has Basic Support For The Xbox One Controller
  10. openSUSE 13.2 Beta Still Using Btrfs By Default, & KDE Plasma 5 For Testing
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  2. Uselessd: A Stripped Down Version Of Systemd
  3. X.Org Women Outreach Program Only Turns Up Two Applicants So Far
  4. Wasteland 2 Officially Launched Today, Including For Linux Gamers
  5. NVIDIA GTX 770/780 -works ?
  6. State of Nouveau now and in the near future?
  7. New stress testing utility for GPU's
  8. How to get Catalyst 14.4 working on Ubuntu 14.04