NVIDIA Linux Gaming Performance For Wayland vs. X.Org On Ubuntu 22.04

Written by Michael Larabel in Display Drivers on 2 February 2022 at 08:30 AM EST.
NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Across a wide selection of games, overall, there was minimal impact from using the GNOME Wayland session with the NVIDIA 510 series driver.

NVIDIA RTX 3090 GNOME (X)Wayland Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

From my testing thus far the NVIDIA 510 series driver with Ubuntu 22.04 daily has been working out very well and hopefully will be the default configuration come April. More NVIDIA Wayland tests will continue at Phoronix.

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