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

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

Pretty much the performance we are used to seeing at this point between the different desktop environments when running with AMD Radeon graphics...

Ubuntu 20.04 Desktops Gaming

Overall, the performance tended to be quite close between the tested desktops and for X.Org vs. Wayland. That's quite pleasant to see compared to years ago when there were more significant differences, especially in regards to X11 vs. (X)Wayland for gaming.

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