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Old 04-17-08, 09:47 PM   #113
shaundennie
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Default Re: 8400M GS : Low performences

I didn't notice anyone posting intel gtkperf number for comparison but, I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 on a friends laptop with an intel card that's about 2-3 years old. It's had 8.04 installed for about an hour and haven't touched any settings from the default:

From /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Code:
(II) intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) 945GM
It's running the "intel" driver and it's a 1.6Ghz Core Duo (not Core 2).

Ran these with "gtkperf -a -c 100" a number a times and results were +/-1 sec. The surprising thing is that compiz makes a huge difference:

With Compiz and Human theme:
Code:
GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Thu Apr 17 20:13:51 2008

GtkEntry - time:  0.01
GtkComboBox - time:  1.94
GtkComboBoxEntry - time:  1.76
GtkSpinButton - time:  0.31
GtkProgressBar - time:  0.19
GtkToggleButton - time:  0.86
GtkCheckButton - time:  0.86
GtkRadioButton - time:  1.01
GtkTextView - Add text - time:  0.96
GtkTextView - Scroll - time:  0.46
GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time:  0.88
GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time:  1.79
GtkDrawingArea - Text - time:  2.34
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time:  0.19
 --- 
Total time: 13.56

Quitting..
Without compiz and Human theme:
Code:
GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Thu Apr 17 20:14:57 2008

GtkEntry - time:  0.01
GtkComboBox - time:  1.87
GtkComboBoxEntry - time:  1.53
GtkSpinButton - time:  0.26
GtkProgressBar - time:  0.16
GtkToggleButton - time:  0.77
GtkCheckButton - time:  0.74
GtkRadioButton - time:  0.88
GtkTextView - Add text - time:  0.89
GtkTextView - Scroll - time:  0.37
GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time:  0.45
GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time:  2.16
GtkDrawingArea - Text - time: 10.71
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time:  0.34
 --- 
Total time: 21.15

Quitting..
With Compiz and gtk-qt theme
Code:
GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Thu Apr 17 20:35:39 2008

GtkEntry - time:  0.00
GtkComboBox - time:  1.47
GtkComboBoxEntry - time:  1.27
GtkSpinButton - time:  0.23
GtkProgressBar - time:  0.18
GtkToggleButton - time:  0.37
GtkCheckButton - time:  0.43
GtkRadioButton - time:  0.57
GtkTextView - Add text - time:  0.85
GtkTextView - Scroll - time:  0.50
GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time:  0.75
GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time:  1.70
GtkDrawingArea - Text - time:  2.34
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time:  0.19
 --- 
Total time: 10.85

Quitting..
Without compiz and gtk-qt theme
Code:
GtkPerf 0.40 - Starting testing: Thu Apr 17 20:37:38 2008

GtkEntry - time:  0.00
GtkComboBox - time:  1.38
GtkComboBoxEntry - time:  1.11
GtkSpinButton - time:  0.19
GtkProgressBar - time:  0.12
GtkToggleButton - time:  0.34
GtkCheckButton - time:  0.35
GtkRadioButton - time:  0.48
GtkTextView - Add text - time:  0.81
GtkTextView - Scroll - time:  0.37
GtkDrawingArea - Lines - time:  0.44
GtkDrawingArea - Circles - time:  2.18
GtkDrawingArea - Text - time: 10.65
GtkDrawingArea - Pixbufs - time:  0.32
 --- 
Total time: 18.76

Quitting..
My XPS m1330 with an 8400M GS isn't here at the moment so I can't compare but, I think those numbers are fairly telling about how fairly new nvidia mobile cards stack up to last generation intel cards for 2D without using powermizer hacks...
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