I have GeForce 6200. And at least with Firefox (3.0.1), use of
nvidia-settings -a InitialPixmapPlacement=2 seems to seriously help.
I used the Canvas benchmark at http://intertwingly.net/stories/2006...oseTiling.html
with Firefox 3 and it takes around 3 seconds to render with default settings. But after running the above command (i.e., IPP=2), it takes just 1.2 seconds. If I again set IPP=1, it takes 3 seconds again. Interestingly, this change only takes place with Firefox 3. With Opera, the IPP value has no effect (can anyone explain that??).
Anyone else with results from the same benchmark??
My test machine is AMD 64 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, SuSE 10.3 (i586), Xorg 7.2, Nvidia driver 173.14 (SuSE rpm)