I have a really annoying problem - since I spend most of my time on my workstation doing actual work - desktop performance is abysmal, while gaming performance is great. (I have not enough free time to do any real gaming, but once in a while I have time - so I need the binary nvidia drivers as well)
I am running Ubuntu 16.04 with Compiz and the nvidia-367.57 driver
My rig consists of the following hardware:
GPU: GK104 (GeForce GTX 770)
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-4770
RAM: 32 GiB
And an SSD of 200GiB as root (default ubuntu setup)
(and some spinning HDD’s as secondary storage - but they are generally not in use)
Screen: BenQ 32" 4K UHD display connected via DVI to the nvidia outputs
Examples of things that are “sluggish”:
- entering text - wherever - even in the terminal is somewhat sluggish
- everything with Chrome or Firefox (scrolling, entering text, etc)
- moving the mouse
- resizing windows
- moving windows
Here you can see how sluggish re-sizing a simple window is, and also moving the same windows:
If I play any games via Steam - they perform exactly how I would expect them to perform with the same hardware running Windows.
If I use the X.Org Nouveau display drivers on Ubuntu - desktop performance is great (some bells and whistles are turned off) - but gaming is of course impossible.
I have also tried with the latest Fedora 25 workstation - and the same problems occurred there. Fine desktop performance if I am running the X.Org Nouveau display driver - abysmal desktop performance when I switch to the nvidia binary driver.
Any suggestions would be helpful - I am at a loss here! I really need both excellent desktop performance and excellent gaming performance. As it is now I must choose one or the other.