Enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome/Chromium (not default

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Enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome/Chromium (not default

Postby GeneC » 01 Feb 2014 14:55

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ENABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATION in Chrome-- Link

ENABLE HARDWARE ACCELERATION IN CHROME / CHROMIUM BROWSER [QUICK TIP]
Written by Andrew | Date: Friday, January 10, 2014

Many of you probably already know about this but for the rest, here's a quick tip that you might find useful.

Quick tip: If you use Chrome or Chromium browsers and hardware acceleration is disabled for your graphics card, you can try to force it to get better video playback performance (for instance on YouTube) as well as support for features such as the 3D Earth view in the new Google Maps.

To check if your Chrome / Chromium browser uses hardware acceleration, open a new tab, type:

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chrome://gpu
and look under "Graphics Feature status" - all (or at least most of) the features should say "hardware accelerated".
(Default does not!)
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(might as well bookmark it while your at it.. ;) ..)

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To force Chrome / Chromium to use hardware acceleration, open a new tab, type:

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chrome://flags
search for "Override software rendering list", enable it and restart Chrome / Chromium:

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After enabling
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Try it out:
you should now be able to access the 3D Earth Google Maps feature (look for an "Earth" icon in the Google Maps Preview lower right corner);
try some 1080p full-screen YouTube HTML5 or Flash videos with and without hardware acceleration in Chrome - in my test using Intel graphics under Ubuntu, a full-screen YouTube video used twice as much CPU without hardware acceleration than when enabling hardware acceleration in Chrome;
try a Chrome experiment, with and without hardware acceleration. For me, THIS experiment didn't work in Chrome (it said "Please wait while I load the model..." but the model didn't load) until I forced hardware acceleration.

If you experience issues after this change, simply revert it: open "chrome://flags" (without quotes) in Chrome and disable it.
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Re: Enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome/Chromium (not def

Postby MAYBL8 » 01 Feb 2014 15:00

Mine says:

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Graphics Feature Status
Canvas: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
3D CSS: Hardware accelerated
Compositing: Hardware accelerated
CSS Animation: Accelerated
Flash 3D: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash Stage3D: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
Flash Stage3D Baseline profile: Unavailable. Hardware acceleration unavailable
WebGL multisampling: Hardware accelerated
Texture Sharing: Hardware accelerated
Video: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
Video Decode: Software only, hardware acceleration unavailable
WebGL: Hardware accelerated
So should I force it?


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Re: Enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome/Chromium (not def

Postby GeneC » 01 Feb 2014 15:03

Hi Dan... :)

I would say Yes. ( I would Read all the link.) You can always 'uncheck it' if there are issues, but I have been using it (Nvidia) for 2 weeks with no issues.
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Re: Enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome/Chromium (not def

Postby MAYBL8 » 01 Feb 2014 15:36

Looks good , thanks for the tip.


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Re: Enable Hardware Acceleration in Chrome/Chromium (not def

Postby tatxen » 09 Feb 2014 16:24

I cannot find any advantage for my.
Seamonkey: 51% System charge
Chromium Hardware acceleration ON: 70% Sistem charge
Chromium Hardware acceleration OFF: 76% Sistem charge

Of course it is the same video of the same page

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Chromium ON
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Chromium OFF
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