I am currently testing Ubuntu 12.04 Precise (on a USB key) against my current Lucid.
I have set up the Nvidia proprietary driver (how much more complicated under Unity!). It installed the brand new (295.40) version. Apparently the driver is working, but I'm disappointed at the results.
My laptop graphics card is a not-so-out-of-date QuadroFX2700M graphics card with 512Mo. glxgears reports about 3200-3500 FPS, whereas on my current setup (driver version 195.36.24) it is consistently around 7000-7500 FPS. The difference is obvious, e.g. under Googleearth.
So, how could I improve? Is it a matter of setup, or is the older 195.x driver definitely better for this card? But if the latter, who could help me to get back the older driver version?
TIA - regards, Daniel