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2D Performance Also Impacted By Unity On XMir

Michael Larabel

Published on 29 June 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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Lastly, when running a bunch of X11 micro-benchmarks through x11perf, there were still slowdowns when having to deal with XMir but for these simple X tasks in not all tests is there much overhead.

While we see the amount of overhead when using Mir with the Intel Linux graphics driver, up next will be the results when using the Nouveau (NVIDIA) Gallium3D driver. Of course, we will continue benchmarking all of the drivers as Mir advances and begins to be optimized by Canonical developers as Ubuntu 13.10 approaches in October.

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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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