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Bug 1512720 - performance issue - 10 FPS less with wayland
Summary: performance issue - 10 FPS less with wayland
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wayland
Version: 25
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-11-13 23:07 UTC by customercare
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:04 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:04:25 UTC

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Description customercare 2017-11-13 23:07:10 UTC
Description of problem:

2D & 3D performance under wayland is slower than under the real x-server.

I measured the performance with the same settings/cpu/memory/gfx etc.

Gnome with XOrg: 170 FPS top
Gnome with Wayland: 160 FPS top
Cinnamon : 160 FPS top

Game tested: 

EVE Online ( via Wine DX9 ) 
GFX: Nvidia GTX 1050 - Allow Flipping + Sync to blank + only 1 FULL HD display via HDMI

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

100% reliable

Steps to Reproduce:

In terms of the game used:

1. dock at a station ( to have the same scenes for testing )
2. hit CTRL+F ( FPS Counter )
3. hit ESC ( GFX Menu )
4. change the intervalmode from "One" to "Intermediate"

Actual results:

Wayland -10 FPS compared to X-ORG

Expected results:

Same performance on both, as it's the same hardware in use.

Additional info:

Gnome with XORG also feels a bit faster in 2D mode, compared to Wayland.
Windows move smoother, react faster etc. 

Either can screen recordings on Xorg be done without "tearing", as with wayland i have a lot of tearing in the gfx output  both on screen and captured on disk.

With Xorg running, everything works AS EXPECTED : FULL HD 30 FPS Capturing with SimpleScreenRecorder and next to 0.00 artifects.

doing the same under wayland produces a shitload of artifects, because the gfx card can't render the entire scenes in time, before they get read out by the screen recorder again. It's such a better result, it's unbelieveable if you did not see it for yourself.

Honestly: Wayland is not yet perfect and XORG should not be removed, before this is fixed. Doing Lets-Play-Videos on Linux would be just looking extrem bad.

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