Ubuntu's Unity Has Room To Improve Performance

Written by Michael Larabel in Software on 17 August 2012. Page 2 of 3. 15 Comments
Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison

With Doom 3 we see right away that there's a small but noticeable (6%) OpenGL frame-rate difference between using Unity with Compiz and straight-up Unity 2D.

Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison

Nexuiz was also faster with using Unity 2D instead of Unity, but now Unity 2D is being killed off.

Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison

With the old OpenArena 0.8.5 game, there's no performance difference between the two Ubuntu desktops.

Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison

The newer OpenArena release is surprisingly faster with the default Unity.

Ubuntu 12.10 Unity Desktop Comparison

The results were close for Prey, but neither desktop led to a playable frame-rate for this Intel Core i7 3517UE system with the current Linux graphics drivers.


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