I have bumped into these two settings as I was looking for a way to get rid of tearing on my Linux desktop (Fedore 25 GNOME 3.22). Both seem to solve my problem. But I’m unable to really grasp the difference between both of them.
The tool tips and documentation basically say this
"“ForceCompositionPipeline”: possible values are “On” or “Off”. The NVIDIA X driver can use a composition pipeline to apply X screen transformations and rotations. “ForceCompositionPipeline” can be used to force the use of this pipeline, even when no transformations or rotations are applied to the screen.
“ForceFullCompositionPipeline”: possible values are “On” or “Off”. This option implicitly enables “ForceCompositionPipeline” and additionally makes use of the composition pipeline to apply ViewPortOut scaling."
But in practice what’s the difference of forcing composition pipeline to apply ViewPortOut scaling or not? Will ForceFullCompositionPipeline have a bigger impact in performance than ForceCompositionPipeline? Can someone please enlighten me?