The green-red highlight is buggy in some tables, starting from the Nexuiz table on page 3.
"Nothing (new) to see here. Move along, move along..."
Also, did Phoronix go down because of this article? There was ~20min when I couldn't access, some hours after the article went live.
If you are so eager to criticise, find time to carry out these tests on your own on either Gentoo or LFS.
But then we will argue vehemently about the GCC flags which have to be used in order to compile those two distros.
Ubuntu is an established Linux distro. If you don't understand it, or don't like this fact, please, do not comment here and please, refrain from reading Phoronix articles.
I'm actually encouraged by these tests. Ubuntu actually was ahead of Win7 in a few of the cases and generally was not that far behind, Intel graphics notwithstanding, but if you have an Intel graphics chip you're not going to be doing any serious gaming anyway. In many of the tests Ubuntu was ahead at low res settings where it was more CPU driven then fell behind at high res settings. This tells me that regardless of how far nVidia and ATI have come with their Linux drivers, they are still inferior to their Windows counterparts, which is something I think most of us knew already.
Windows is still a lot better for desktop, where latency and GUI response matters. There's is no good DE today, none of them are optimized or are memory efficient. They're are slow, featureless, and they suck.