Quote Originally Posted by vervelover View Post
The Nvidia driver needs compiz to be switched off for playing games (or the peformance is A LOT slower),
No difference.

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has no localization for nvidia-settings
Thats correct, but nvidia-settings is opensource application.

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video-tearing is still an issue.
Absolutely no tearing issues here, kde4.7 with composite on, on gtx260sp216.

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Also, no open-source alternative.
What is this?

Mate, your arguments are wrong. Why I use nvidia now? Cause this card is backed up with binary driver for many years after its initial release, way more than amd; and it performs much better than amd closed source.
On the opensource side, I donīt see amd be interested more in opensource, as much as it is interested in closed source. Of course, opensource is way to go, but for me not before at least 5 years when performance is fixed and we are close to opengl4, opencl lands in opensource and there is fairly efficient power management. Then it will rock. Then I will buy amd card, knowing its backed up by good quality driver.