A Look At The Linux Graphics/Gaming Performance With GNOME 3.30 X.Org/Wayland

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 10 September 2018. Page 5 of 5. 34 Comments

The Java j2dbench 2D graphics performance benchmark saw no measurable difference in the test configurations.

The GpuTest results were also flat.

Long story short, no real changes in performance from GNOME 3.28 to 3.30 in the tested games/benchmarks. Between the X.Org and Wayland based sessions, Wayland was generally still very close to the X.Org performance levels even when involving XWayland. The main difference is the much slower Unigine performance when using the Wayland-based session and running Unigine in full-screen mode.

While these performance tests didn't end up being that exciting, at least GNOME 3.30 has a lot to get excited about when it comes to new features.

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