Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Session Performance Impact For Gaming

Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 30 March 2020 at 03:05 PM EDT.
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming

Similar to our results in recent months, switching to the GNOME Wayland based session no longer incurs a measurable performance hit for a majority of Linux games when being routed through XWayland. These games are now running about similar performance.

Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming
Ubuntu 20.04 Wayland Gaming

Including for Windows games running under Steam Play with Proton + DXVK, the performance was similar between the two desktop sessions.


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