Originally Posted by firephoto
The scrolling and redrawing is actually fine if your system specs are pretty good (which yours are), the problem is that scrolling or any kind of moving/redrawing eats up the cpu so if something else is going on that actually needs the cpu then one or the other is going to get affected. I never really notice a performance hit, what I notice is the cpu temp going up and the fan noise along with it while the vid card temps stay at their normal (high) temps.
The trolltech/kde problem theory is a bit comical too. Of course they should fix what's obviously their problem that only affects one hardware vendors cards of certain models with certain drivers... so obvious.
Some KDE applications are affected, not all. KEdit is fine, KWrite is not. It happens with all drivers to some degree, except really old Nvidia drivers that wern't slow because they rendered the text improperly. GTK apps are much better in terms of CPU usage when subpixel hinting on.
It's _MOSTLY_ a KDE issue. But right, people with faster PCs won't notice the issue.