Re: Linux users need a good driver for nvidia products!
Gnome and in particular gtk is dog slow...however using compositing slows things down even further (nothing new there tho) but I find that powermizer makes things even worse under compositing (and xrender as it depends on the 3d engine of the card).
minimizing windows and quick animations (or dragging) is really sluggish due to the latency between the time it switches to full throttle and when it is idle.
render usage does not change the powermizer throttle. I can double performance under some operations by forcing the throttle to maximum which is a less than ideal solution. I don't know how much of an effect this is on real desktop usage as render benchmarks are all synthetic in nature.