Enabling Compiz by default?

Alan Cox alan at redhat.com
Fri Aug 10 12:58:48 UTC 2007

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 11:59:41AM +0100, Ioannis Nousias wrote:
> If there was a "huge increase in power consumption" then a MacBook's 
> battery would only last for an hour. A GPU is better in handling the GUI 
> than a CPU is, even with current graphics cards that do little about 
> power efficiency.

On a modern graphs card the 2D and 3D parts of the chip are normally fed
so that one or both can be power managed internally. Apple have simply chosen
to design a system a particular way and ensured that the battery life is
acceptable operating that way.

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