Re: GF8200 / Poor 2D performance / ETA of fix?
I see some differences between your setup and mine.
1. You are using a Phenom, but the people who talk about the problem here seems to have all an Athlon X2.
2. We are all using one of the major distros (Suse, Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora/Redhat, Mandriva) but you are using Arch with self compiled Kernel.
3. You don't use a Desktop Environment like KDE or Gnome but a small and fast window manager.
4. You have an add in graphics card but we are only have the IGP
If you have the time you could install Mandriva or Ubuntu with Gnome, remove your add in graphics card and test if you had the same performance like with your arch setup. If it works also fine for you than i think its a problem with Nvidia Geforce 8200/8300 based boards and AMD Athlon X2 CPUs only.
BTW: I've installed the 180.22 driver now, and it don't fix the problem here on my HTPC.
I will switch back again to 173.xx.