First look at Ubuntu "Natty" and the state of Unity
Posted Feb 15, 2011 11:22 UTC (Tue) by ebassi
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The Gnome Shell graphical performance is a issue for me. I have 3360x1080 pixel desktop with Intel drivers and when I do 3D games or 1080i/1080p video playback I need all the muscle I can get.
you need "muscle" and yet you used an intel GPU? :-)
I have not tried Gnome-Shell in a few months, but it got to the point were using it was fairly painful because of the slowness.
we fixed a lot of bugs in Clutter, and that resulted in a vastly improved experience in Mutter and GNOME Shell. Mutter with its default compositing plugin (essentially Metacity but with every window mapped to a ClutterActor and a few effects) performs as well in terms of FPS as Compiz on the same Intel hardware — though obviously FPS are a false indicator, given that everything should be synchronized to the vertical refresh rate of your screen to avoid consuming CPU/GPU resources and power.
honestly, there is no reason why Mutter or GNOME Shell should be any less performant than Compiz.
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