[Wine] Re: What about performance in 3D games?

vitamin wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Mar 6 08:19:25 CST 2012

Alex_G wrote:
> So, any ideas why in Linux these games demand more CPU resources?

First Wine have extra layers that Windows doesn't. Second D3D on Wine will never be as fast as native implementation. Wine have to "convert" all calls to OpenGL. This of course adds some overhead. And don't forget that most games optimized for D3D and might result in slower path when emulated via OpenGL.

So, the higher CPU usage - is completely normal. And D3D performance will be at least %30 (best case) slower then native.

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