Originally Posted by GrantsV
8600GT, terrible performance on 2d or Compiz/Beryl. I can see the redraws as I drag or scroll. This is regardless of distro (Ubuntu down to PuppyLinux). Tried many different drivers and now use VESA as its faster 2D rendering than NVidias drivers.
Same card in Windows is flawless. 3D gaming is fine in both Linux and Windows.
I've a 8600M GT (on a laptop). 2D is fine, using latest 177.xx beta driver and initialpixmapplacement=2 and glyphcache=1. 64bit Ubuntu 8.04 BTW.