10-50% CPU used by xorg?
michel at tungstengraphics.com
Thu Feb 21 05:26:52 PST 2008
On Thu, 2008-02-21 at 14:14 +0100, Clemens Eisserer wrote:
> > > Since no one has mentioned it, TTF font rendering with subpixel
> > > smoothing and all the jazz is very, very cpu intensive.
> > > gnome-terminal defaults to using TTF, and a large scrolling terminal
> > > will easy eat most of one Core 2 proc. Switching your terminal font
> > > to "fixed" can increase this by orders of magnitude.
> By the way, the proprietary NVidia driver is so far the only driver
> which accalerates subpixel antialiased glyphs in hardware.
EXA also has some acceleration for them.
Earthling Michel Dänzer | http://tungstengraphics.com
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