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Old 07-19-08, 11:18 PM   #157
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Does anyone know when we can expect this to get fixed?
I paid $100 for a better card to realize that compiz works worse on the more expensive card.
I used to like NVidia.
Feel lucky that you didn't pay $400+ like some.
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Old 07-19-08, 11:24 PM   #158
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UPDATE: With my startup script and xorg.conf modification, I get bearable KDE 4.1 performance. It's still nowhere near ATI's performance but at least it doesnt take 2 seconds or more to resize a window. I can even enable desktop effects in KDE 4.1 if some resizing lag is bearable. There is no lag in moving windows.
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Old 07-20-08, 01:43 AM   #159
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I don't think we will see a fix for a very, very long time, and if we will it will be only for the new cards because 1) currently nvidia is busy writing windblows drivers for the 9xxx and gtx 2xx cards. 2) Nvidia isn't exactly good about going back and doing something to improve the performance of their older products - they want you to buy the newest card. Saying that, I really hope nvidia proves me wrong and fixes the problem.
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Old 07-20-08, 02:14 AM   #160
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I don't think we will see a fix for a very, very long time, and if we will it will be only for the new cards because 1) currently nvidia is busy writing windblows drivers for the 9xxx and gtx 2xx cards. 2) Nvidia isn't exactly good about going back and doing something to improve the performance of their older products - they want you to buy the newest card. Saying that, I really hope nvidia proves me wrong and fixes the problem.
I think they fixed something in their 177 drivers because I really notice a performance improvement. It's not too much, but it's better than nothing. Make sure you're using the latest beta drivers.
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Old 07-20-08, 03:47 AM   #161
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Are the new gtx260/280 cards affected with this performance problem or not?
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Old 07-20-08, 08:36 AM   #162
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Are the new gtx260/280 cards affected with this performance problem or not?
I would say that is very probable:

1)They have the same basic arch. as 8/9 series.
2) The biggest problems are the driver not accelerating things that should be accelerated

Having said that, those cards are really beefy (and will be found in beefy computers) so they can pretty much brute force many problems thus negating somewhat the performance hit somewhat...

anyone with a gtx 260/280 care to comment?
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Old 07-20-08, 10:34 AM   #163
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Is 6150 affected by this bug?
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Old 07-20-08, 11:00 AM   #164
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Is 6150 affected by this bug?
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Don't think so. So far only 8000/9000 and higher cards are affected.
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Old 07-20-08, 04:28 PM   #165
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Don't think so. So far only 8000/9000 and higher cards are affected.
I've got 6800XT and it's horribly slow in KDE4 and Firefox is very slow too.
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Old 07-20-08, 04:37 PM   #166
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I've got 6800XT and it's horribly slow in KDE4 and Firefox is very slow too.
Are you using the latest nvidia 177 drivers? 6000/7000 series are supposed to perform well...
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Old 07-21-08, 07:36 AM   #167
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Hello, I've reached this thread from one over at Phoronix... I thought I'd share with you the same thing I posted there:

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I have two current nVidia machines (bought specifically after the horrible experience from Ati):

1. Core2Duo laptop w/ 8600M GT
- Debian Sid, with all the updates, including nvidia-drivers 173.14.09.
- KDE 3.5.9, Firefox 3.0
- compiz
=> things run ok, although some actions like maximizing a window are painfully slow, scrolling on the other hand could be better but is quite decent. The latest drivers seem slower than the 171 version, which had other problems. All-in-all, the desktop is usable but feels a lot slower than it should be (especialliy mini/maximizing).

2. Core2Quad desktop with a GTX 260
- Ubuntu 8.10 II, with all the updates, including nvidia-driver 177.latest
- KDE 4.1rc1, Firefox 3.0
- compiz
=> everything is silky smooth, much better than on the laptop, including compiz effects, maximizing, scrolling, etc. I have them side-by-side so I can compare. Maybe the latest drivers are better or is it because of the faster chip? Anyway, it seems not *all* KDE4/FF3 & nVidia combos are bad, in my case it's only the older versions having problems.
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So basically it seems that a GTX260 with 177.x is not affected, running KDE4 and FF3 quite nicely. Anyone can confirm this?

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Old 07-21-08, 07:48 AM   #168
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Can you try with the 177 drivers on your laptop?
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