[Ardour-Users] Could Compiz-Fusion actually improve performance?

Arnold Krille arnold at arnoldarts.de
Mon Oct 22 04:46:19 PDT 2007

Am Montag, 22. Oktober 2007 schrieb Harold Aling:
> On Mon, 22 Oct 2007 20:34:37 +0930, "Andrew Johnston" <andy at 1300biteme.com>
> wrote:
> > of xruns just in the normal usage of the pc...but I seem to be getting
> > better performance with all the eye candy!  My thoughts are that the
> > composite extension makes much better use of the videocards gpu and RAM
> so
> > it actually lightens the load on the cpu and system RAM, and therefore
> > actually gives me better performance.  Has anyone done any benchmarking
> on
> > this?  I could sure handle having my recording rig desktop utilising
> > compiz-fusion as default.
> I don't have any benchmarks to prove it, but in general, my desktop seems
> much more responsive using Compiz compared to the fast and clean Xfwm4.

That is probably because compiz/etc make use of the 3D-acceleration of the 
graphics-card while the normal 2D-desktop has all the not-so-fancy stuff done 
by the cpu and just pushes finished pictures to the graphics. Using a 
composition-manager in 2D mode might also improve the performance.

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