Performance Regressions within NVIDIA 260.x
I've noticed a major performance regression when moving from 195.36.24 to the latest beta driver 260.19.04. Attached is a log output, as well as two gtkperf files to outline the regressions.
The most prevalent regression I've noticed is that performance seems to be very poor, even when PowerMizer is using the highest profile available, and even with AA disabled. Opening the main menu in Ubuntu (different than the giant "Menu Bar") doesn't "feel" the same in 260.19.04, and OpenGL applications appear to be running slower than normal.
Card: NVIDIA GT240 512MB
OS: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 64-bit
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ @2.7GHz
For the time being, I've reverted to 195.36.24, as the newer offerings (even 256.53 stable) seem to be suffering from this issue.