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Windows Gaming In Linux With WineX 2.0

Linux Gaming Performance

If there is a problem with performance in WineX, we need to make sure it is really WineX and not the Linux implementation of Nvidia's graphics drivers. For the first test, we wanted to use a game that has a native Linux version in order to compare performance with Windows. We needed look no further than Quake III Arena, which has retail versions for both Windows and Linux.

Quake III Arena: Windows V. Linux

Nvidia makes great Linux drivers. At low resolution and color depth, the Linux performance even exceeds Windows. This should come as no surprise since Nvidia's drivers share a common code base. Now let's see how well WineX does in the same test.