Originally Posted by artem
Since I'm still running KDE3 I've disabled all performance related hacks except Option "PixmapCacheSize" "1048576" and now I have around 10% CPU utilization when watching youtube videos (with 180.22 drivers). ;-)
YouTube performance is not a good indicator of success (you've only solved half the problem).. I can easily get that working no matter what driver I use (just disable Desktop effects.. not sure if that is the same as disabling compiz).
The real tests are anything HD ( ie. hulu.com/hd) or fullscreen of The Daily show (not sure why its so much tougher than Youtube, but it make my 8200 whimper) (these same sources play well under 173, badly under 177/180, and flawlessly in Windows)