Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME X.Org vs. Wayland Session Performance Impact For Gaming
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 30 March 2020. Page 2 of 3. 171 Comments

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.

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

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