nginx – and gzip

i only have vdsl at home and host my website via it… the following graphs shows when nginx started serving faster than the vdsl connection could handle (which is about 9Mbits)

ngnix with cache enabled, gzip enabled and set to 6

http://loadimpact.com/load-test/sigtar.com-6a246200e28f354c64582cf2c0b6ce46

ngnix with cache enabled, gzip enabled and set to 9 (maximum)

http://loadimpact.com/load-test/sigtar.com-1422b3e7250c4e3acb7868177f2b2056

ngnix with cache disabled, gzip enabled and set to 9 (maximum)

http://loadimpact.com/load-test/sigtar.com-19561e7422e24f35fb557c662d20beac