GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is one of the key technologies with the sake of acceleration graphic process capacity on computer. They are commonly integrated inside graphic card, on the main board or by using an extra hardware component. All heavy task related to graphic will be automatically “transferred” from CPU to graphic card.
Currently, almost browsers support GPU acceleration. However, sometimes this feature is useless, specially you are using an old computer not support GPU.
If you encounter the same situation, just turn off GPU accelerate to get a better browsing performance. Here I take a roundup to help you control GPU acceleration on IE, Chrome and Firefox more easily.
1. Internet Explorer 9
Access Internet Option. Choose Advance to start configuring. If you do not want to use GPU Acceleration on Internet Explorer 9, just choose
Use software rendering instead of GPU rendering.
Click on OK button and restart the browser.
2. Firefox 4
It is so easy to control GPU acceleration on Firefox. Following the instruction in the below image.
After you have installed Firefox, if the display is not good as expected, just uncheck this function.
By the way, if you are using a strong computer, remember to check this option to get the best performance.
3. Google Chrome
To deal with the same matter on Chrome, you just need to open a new address tab and fill up the bar with the code about:flags.
By default, Chrome does not turn on the GPU acceleration feature. In case you are using a good gadget, there is no reason to let it in default state. Just click on Enable to get a much better performance.
PS: To get the best result, you should do some tests on your own system. GPU acceleration is only efficient in case you own a pretty good computer. Otherwise, it is not recommended to use it. Your computer has probably been frozen or works slowly!
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