GT-620 Not good enough for KDE Neon?
Hi all. I'm using KDE Neon, and I seem to be having some video issues. There is always some kind of... lag. When you mouse over the window control buttons, (close window, minimize window) they take forever to change color. Also, when you open or close a window, the animations are slow and clunky. Then there's youtube. Unless you play them on 480p, they're just not very smooth. It can do it on 720p fairly smooth, but you still might notice a little roughness here and there. And its pretty rough on 1080p. I am using a 1440p monitor. Could it be that my little Nvidia GT-620 card just isn't up to the task? Before I bought it, I looked up the specs and they say that it should be fine for 1440p. But there's just no way that it would play 1440p video, it struggles with 1080p.
So I guess I've learned my lesson with trusting those specs. Unless there could be something else going on here? I'm only using an old Core2Duo E6600 processor. But I figured being linux, this wouldn't matter all that much. I've got 4Gb of ddr2 RAM, and an old Creative XFi sound card. And a 400 watt power supply, and a Samsung Evo SSD. Its an old toaster, I know. But I wanted to use some old junk computer, to see if I could even adapt to using linux instead of windows. I really like KDE Neon and I want to make the switch to Linux. So is this a video card issue? Since its happening to youtube and the desktop animations, my guess would be yes. That indeed this video card is too weak. But I just thought I'd run it by you guys first. Oh I'm also using the proprietary Nvidia drivers, which should offer the best possible performance out of the card.
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