6-Way Linux Desktop 2D/3D Performance Comparison On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 12 March 2014. Page 2 of 3. 23 Comments
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison

With the Qt4 windowed testing via QGears2, Xfce and the GNOME Shell tended to do the best while the default Unity 7 desktop with Compiz is now also a good performer compared to older Ubuntu Linux releases where the Unity performance was more troublesome.

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison
Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Comparison

With the x11perf micro-benchmarks, the results tended to be rather mixed but overall the lightweight Xfce, LXDE, and Openbox environments were doing the best in this 2D benchmark.


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