Linked by fsmag on Wed 13th May 2009 01:27 UTC
X11, Window Managers "Over time, many people have complained about the X Window system; the X Window system, or Xorg in its current most popular implementation, is the layer between applications and the graphics adapter. It has some fantastic features (like the ability to run application over the network) and some shortcoming. One thing is sure: it has evolved over the last year or so, immensely, especially as far as 3D and hardware acceleration."
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RE: Maybe,
by pooo on Wed 13th May 2009 02:36 UTC in reply to "Maybe,"
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My understanding is that graphics performance is most related to the driver implementation and not X itself. NVidia benchmarks I've seen don't really look all that bad so I think that bears that out. Also, people always want to throw X windows out in general but I'd love to so some profiling indicating whether the small difference when the drivers are equivalent comes from bottlenecks stemming from the X architecture or from the xorg implementation.

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