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Old 04-20-11, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default Slower (Performance Regression) 270.x compared to 260.x with GTX460M


Asus G73JW Notebook
Intel Core i7 740QM
12GB Ram
nVidia GTX460M 1.5GB

Gentoo Linux x86_64
KDE 4.6.2 + Compiz 0.8.8
Kernel (gentoo-sources), 2.6.39-rcX-gitX
gcc 4.5.2



270.x are slower than 260.x

Scrolling in Firefox 4 is erratic, sometimes ok, sometimes choppy.

Even though glxgears is NOT a benchmark...

260.x /w compiz = ~12000fps
270.x /w compiz = ~6000fps

260.x /wo compiz/composite = ~22000fps
270.x /wo compiz/composite = ~10000fps

System under full load, 260.x is excellent and fluid.
System under full load, 270.x is choppy and erratic.


Tried different kernels: and 2.6.39-git
Tried different options: Automatic process group scheduling (ON|OFF)
Tried different xorg-server: 1.9.x and 1.10.x


With NO other changes switching back to 260.x fixes all issues.


nvidia.conf in modprobe.d (tried with none, tried with no MSI, tried with about everything unimaginable).

options nvidia NVreg_DeviceFileMode=432 NVreg_DeviceFileUID=0 NVreg_DeviceFileGID=27 NVreg_ModifyDeviceFiles=1 NVreg_RegistryDwords="PerfLevelSrc=0x2222" NVreg_Mobile=1 NVreg_EnableMSI=1
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