Turn On Hardware Acceleration In Google Chrome 10+

Turn On Hardware Acceleration In Google Chrome 10+

Google Chrome has allowed you to render web pages using your GPU in the past few versions, but the location continues to change (and depends on which version of Chrome you are running).

The above image shows the settings for the stable Chrome channel by typing about:flags into your Chrome bar (this differs from the previous location).

Enable the following settings:

  • GPU Accelerated Composting
  • GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D
  • Web Page Prerendering

If you are running the dev channel the name and location of these variables changes slightly. Currently webpage prerendering is set to automatic, but it has been causing some instability and is likely to be removed in future versions.

The Chrome dev channel dialog looks like so:

Image

On the dev channel you should change:

  • GPU Accelerated Canvas 2D
  • Web Page Prerendering

After making the change, don’t forget to restart your browser.

How to Turn On Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome [via ilovefreesoftware]

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