Fedora 24 Alpha X.Org vs. (X)Wayland Gaming Tests
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 31 March 2016 at 05:55 PM EDT. 30 Comments
With testing Fedora 24 Alpha this week, I also spent some time test driving the GNOME on Wayland experience even though developers have already decided F24 will continue to use the X.Org Server by default.

I did run some quick game tests this afternoon of Fedora 24 Alpha when running on the X.Org Server (default) and then when running GNOME on Wayland where the games end up getting piped through XWayland. For your viewing pleasure, here are those quick results.

A Radeon R9 290 graphics card was used for testing the two display options on Fedora 24. Fedora 24 currently has the Linux 4.5 kernel, GNOME Shell 3.20.0, and Mesa 11.2.0-devel as the important components worth mentioning.

The performance impact was small of the overhead of dealing with XWayland on Fedora 24 atop GNOME 3.20.

Those wanting to see these quick tests with Fedora 24 Alpha on X.Org and Wayland in both windowed and full-screen modes can visit this OpenBenchmarking.org result file.
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