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Old 11-14-08, 10:24 AM   #1
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Default 180.06 Performance

Just downloaded 180.06 and installed it.
This drivers makes a lot differences compared to previous drivers for performance.

Well, this is a fast conclusion i made, but do I feel the difference. Compiz run almost as smooth as in XGL.
How about others 8xxx/9xxx owner? Do you see improvements?

Finally after waiting for so long...
Thanks devs.
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Old 11-14-08, 10:38 AM   #2
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still in xp, hope this version can give me a better gtkperf result
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Old 11-14-08, 11:39 AM   #3
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Running 8600GTS with Ubuntu Intrepid x64.

Easy installation, max/min-imizing windows is more fluid now, the rest seems the same.
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Old 11-14-08, 11:51 AM   #4
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Just great !

Compiz and AWNs artefacts gone, trashed RGBA icons is also fixed (Murrine)

Thanks !

(7600GS card and kernel 2.6.28-RC4)
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Old 11-14-08, 12:10 PM   #5
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Just tested on a Compal Hel80 w/ Geforce Go 7600..

No more messed up title bars!!! Thanks devs!
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Old 11-14-08, 12:18 PM   #6
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For me, ipp2 now seems to be beneficial to firefox scrolling in more cases with the new driver, instead of always detrimental as it was with older drivers. This is with a 7800GT.

Compiz artifacts do seem to be fixed as well. If we could only get OpenGL apps to not hiccup in occasional losses of frame synchronization with it, I might actually start using Compiz. That's likely a bigger, multipart issue, though.
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Old 11-14-08, 12:20 PM   #7
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Default Re: 180.06 Performance

Does this release still needs the performance tweaks in sticky post (setting IPP to 2)?
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Old 11-14-08, 12:43 PM   #8
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No, we'll update the instructions shortly. InitialPixmapPlacement, GlyphCache, PixmapCacheSize and AllowSHMPixmaps aren't needed for optimal performance with 180.06.
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Old 11-14-08, 12:56 PM   #9
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Default Re: 180.06 Performance

I forgot to mention default InitialPixmapPlacement was still 1 on Geforce 6 and 7. Setting it to 2 is known to improve general performance, but can cause heavy slowdowns when using KDE3+compiz or other convolution operations.
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Old 11-14-08, 12:58 PM   #10
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Looks like pixmap cache is now enabled by default (1MB) and is tunable using the new PixmapCacheRoundSizeKB nvidia-settings option.
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Old 11-14-08, 01:09 PM   #11
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I forgot to mention default InitialPixmapPlacement was still 1 on Geforce 6 and 7. Setting it to 2 is known to improve general performance, but can cause heavy slowdowns when using KDE3+compiz or other convolution operations.
Are there still plans to continue development for 6 and 7 series cards and set IPP to 2 by default in the future?
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Old 11-14-08, 01:17 PM   #12
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This driver doesn't let start my KDE (some conflict with dcopserver). So I must use 177.82.

Next problem is that recently installers don't remove nvidia module at startup and I must do it (modprobe -r nvidia) manually.
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