[kde-linux] kde4 performance, was: Cannot access certain site
philips_jim at bellsouth.net
Sat Mar 29 13:35:03 UTC 2008
On Saturday 29 March 2008 09:30:29 am Dale wrote:
> giuseppe gran wrote:
> > 2008/3/29, Werner Joss <werner at hoernerfranzracing.de>:
> >> Am Samstag, 29. März 2008 09:04:14 schrieb david:
> >> > Why? From what I've seen of KDE4, its new rendering requires far more
> >> > video horsepower than any computer I own.
> >> unfortunately, this is reality.
> >> kde4 really turned my 2 computers (both > 2 GHz, 512+ MB RAM, on board
> >> intel/sis graphics - ultra-fast and responsive under kde 3.5.x) into
> >> slugs, reminding my of the days when I ran kde 2.0 on a 300 mhz, 64 MB
> >> AMD. and this is the _real_ reason why I don't use it currently.
> >> I hope this situation will improve soon (with qt 4.4 ?).
> >> otherwise, kde4 will only be useable for those with high end graphics
> >> cards.
> >> werner
> > Hi,
> > i tested many times KDE 4. Now i'm using it in OpenSuSE 10.3 and i've
> > noticed that with my hardware (GenuineIntel 2400 Mhz, 768 MB ram,
> > nVidia GeForce 5600 FX) it is faster than KDE 3.5.x... Is strange that
> > with yours hardware it lags... maybe it want more ram?
> I had KDE4 for a bit just to see what it was going to look like and it
> was a good bit faster here too. Maybe there is something different that
> you are doing that makes yours slower?? My rig is about 5 years old.
> Video card is a Nvidia FX-5200. Not a really fast card now either but
> it works fine.
> :-) :-)
I also get pretty good performance on my four year old machine. The only thing
that slows it down some is turning on desktop effects. But that isn't
unbearable either. The CPU fan just starts to switch on and a off a bit.
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