Is the nvidia proprietary driver much faster (for me) than nv driver?

Chris G cl at
Fri Mar 7 12:36:04 UTC 2008

I run fedora 8 and have a "XFX GeForce 7300GS, 256Mb DDR-2 display

Will using the nvidia proprietary X driver be noticeably faster than
the 'standard' nv driver?  I don't play any games on my computer but I
do some graphical stuff, my main uses are:-

    Web browsing using firefox
    Lots of command line terminal windows
    digikam photo album
    VMWare running Windows XP as a guest system

I think the most likely area to be affected by better graphics drivers
is the VMWare (Workstation 6.0.2 if that's relevant).  Can anyone tell
me if I'll gain anything by moving to the nvidia drivers?

Chris Green

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