Ubuntu's Unity Decision Affects 2D Performance Too
Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 20 August 2012. Page 4 of 4. 21 Comments

There wasn't much difference with cairo-perf-trace.

For the GtkPerf micro-benchmarks of the GTK tool-kit, the numbers tended to favor Unity 2D, which will not be available within Ubuntu 12.10.

The desktop performance varied based upon the 2D workload, but for a number of the test results, Unity 2D remains much faster than the Compiz-based Unity that will be the only Unity desktop choice available beginning with Ubuntu 12.10. The next set of Ubuntu Unity-focused tests are the power consumption numbers of Unity vs. Unity 2D vs. Unity-Over-LLVMpipe.

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