XFCE tearing

Having failed to find the love for Gnome shell on Ubuntu, I tried a few DE variants recently and settled on Xubuntu 18.04 (with Nvidia 396.24).

Yet despite seeming the best fit, I find that web pages & video are susceptible to tearing using the default compositor.

I've read that switching to Compton can help fix this. But before I commit, is this the best thing to do when considering gaming? Or are there other options? Please cat your Xubuntu foo....
- colsta