Ubuntu 20.04 Gaming Performance Across Desktops, X.Org vs. Wayland

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 28 April 2020. Page 5 of 6. 122 Comments
Ubuntu 20.04 Desktops Gaming

With the Tesseract open-source OpenGL game, the performance pulled back with GNOME on Wayland, MATE on X.Org, and Xfce on X.Org but this game is still easily playable even at 4K.

Ubuntu 20.04 Desktops Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Desktops Gaming

The Linux-native Thrones of Britannia title was another Steam game not seeing much of a difference between these desktop options on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Ubuntu 20.04 Desktops Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Desktops Gaming

The Unigine engine is another one of the few cases where the (X)Wayland performance is suffering.


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