I have read way too many reports/blogs/news about it, but have yet to come up with a way to be sure so I will ask here: Will Wayland have any performance enhancements with video cards (higher FPS, better quality, less resource usage) in comparison to using X?

Updated posts include:

Ubuntu 13.04 Will Enable Wayland Support In GTK+

Good news in launchpad regarding Wayland Support

  • Try once steamos, they have wayland. I see a big difference with a new gaming card. – jringoot Oct 8 '16 at 8:38

The wise answer is to say : It's too soon to tell. Wayland is too young. Many bugs where a fix can slow down things.

The logic answer is to say : yes, it will be faster : there is another newer structure, fresh coding, direct help from the professionals... many things that xorg can't do without breaking everything.

Remember when ext4 went. It was a lot faster than ext3. There was a big bug and we lost almost all the performance. Nowaday ext4 is faster but not like when it came first.

  • Thanks Antoine, actually I am trying to see if it is something that will actually enhance the performance for all video cards in general, a performance that we can actually see/feel or something along the lines of the "40% faster" but we can see it, feel it or even measure it. – Luis Alvarado Oct 7 '12 at 17:00
  • Check the phoronix home page : phoronix.com They are quite neutral and they make regular benchmarks. As for the "all video cards" : I'm not sure ... I'm quite sure that it will even support old graphic cards or xorg will be faster. – Antoine Rodriguez Oct 7 '12 at 17:24

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