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Unity 5.12 Fixes Ubuntu OpenGL Performance Problems

Michael Larabel

Published on 11 June 2012
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 7 of 7 - 9 Comments

World of Padman on Nouveau with this particular hardware is faster with Unity 5.12 than the 2D variant.

Prey worked out much better with Unity 5.12.

Well, if you are an Ubuntu 12.04 user and have not upgraded yet to Unity 5.12, go fire up the Ubuntu Update Manager! Unity 5.12 finally fixes some of the OpenGL performance problems although still not on par with Unity 2D for most of the OpenGL games nor based upon the previous Phoronix tests (linked to from the first page) would the Unity+Compiz performance yet be on par with KDE+KWin with automatic suspending of effects, etc.

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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