KDE vs. GNOME, X.Org vs. Wayland Radeon Linux Gaming Performance With Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 12 May 2018. Page 3 of 6. 53 Comments
Ubuntu 18.04 - KDE GNOME Wayland vs. X.Org Radeon
Ubuntu 18.04 - KDE GNOME Wayland vs. X.Org Radeon

Dota 2 at 4K with both OpenGL and Vulkan saw the KDE/GNOME Wayland sessions shaving off just a few frames though in the case of KDE Wayland on Vega was slightly faster, but with some variance in the results. As far as the KDE Plasma vs. GNOME Shell gaming performance, the numbers remain largely in line with these competing desktop environments.

Ubuntu 18.04 - KDE GNOME Wayland vs. X.Org Radeon

Dawn of War 3 with Vulkan at 1080p was another case on the high-performance Vega graphics card with having roughly the same performance across the board while on the RX 580 using Wayland led to just a couple frames lower performance.

Ubuntu 18.04 - KDE GNOME Wayland vs. X.Org Radeon
Ubuntu 18.04 - KDE GNOME Wayland vs. X.Org Radeon

When ratcheting up the resolution for Dawn of War 3, the Radeon GPUs continued looking good across the tested desktops / display systems.


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