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  1. I did a similar test a couple of days ago with my...

    I did a similar test a couple of days ago with my older laptop using the open source radeon driver in ubuntu and WinXP.
    I find it odd that my older bulkier laptop consumes less power than a netbook....
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    Have you requested a refund? If you do, make sure...

    Have you requested a refund? If you do, make sure you document the request and the response.
    Maybe a report needs to be filed with the Federal Trade Commission.
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    I saw UT3 for $19 last week. I guess soon it will...

    I saw UT3 for $19 last week. I guess soon it will be in the rack with the $5 value software.
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    same thing here with my 3200 igp I have noticed...

    same thing here with my 3200 igp
    I have noticed since 8.4 that the fps in glx gears has been dropping almost each time.
    8.4 ~ 2200
    8.5 & 8.6 were a little higher at 2500, but they were unusable...
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    is it possible that while you tested it in...

    is it possible that while you tested it in performance mode, something else was running.
    Seems odd that you would have 97% load from glxgears

    Funny thing is when I just tested it, my cpu load was...
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    It could be an issue with the new Xorg too. One...

    It could be an issue with the new Xorg too.
    One thing that seems to work is to run the programs as root. Yes this is a security issue, but seems to point out that this is caused by a permission...
  7. After installing the restricted drivers on my...

    After installing the restricted drivers on my setup I was able to reboot, but I noticed that the desktop effects were turned on by default.
    Could your issue be related to compiz...maybe in a console...
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    Tried the nopat option: little improvement, but...

    Tried the nopat option: little improvement, but still slower than 8-7

    glxgears:
    8-7: ~2100fps
    8-8: ~1500fps
    8-8(nopat): ~1680fps

    returned to 8-7 and got the 2100fps
    also 8-6 yeilded about...
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