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Old 02-02-07, 02:08 AM   #1
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Default 8800 GTX Performance (9746)

I just installed an XfX 8800 GTX card in my Athlon 64 X2 4800+ system and it seems really slow. I'm running Ubuntu 6.06 and the 9746 nvidia driver and I'm using a DELL 2405FPW LCD monitor at 1920x1200 and when I switch between applications taking up most of the screen, I can watch the drawing happen. I'm using KDE and switched from a 7900 card which, at least in Linux, seems to have been much faster.

Why is 2D performace so bad on the 8800 GTX? Its the fastest graphics card I've ever used and it looks in Linux like the slowest. Switching between KDE desktops allows me to watch the screen repaint. The delay is only a couple seconds but shouldn't this card be able to redraw faster than that?!

Any hints or tips? Is it just me?
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