Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Is hardware acceleration in browsers good or bad?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is hardware acceleration in browsers good or bad?

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 
Just about every other week someone tells me to enable or disable it for whatever reason. I'm not sure which is better for overall performance on a 64 bit browser on a modern computer. Should I leave it disabled or enable it? I notice several websites do have slowness/freezing issues but no idea if this is related to hardware acceleration.
Name
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k 4.6GHz 1.37v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 NITRO R9 Fury 16GB 1866 Kingston HyperX DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2TB Seagate Hard drive 640GB Hitachi Hard Drive 480GB Crucial M500 SSD Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit/Zorin OS 49" 4K 240Hz Sony TV Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire Corsair AX860i 
CaseMouse
Haf X Logitech G400s 
  hide details  
Reply
Name
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 3570k 4.6GHz 1.37v ASRock Z77 Extreme6 NITRO R9 Fury 16GB 1866 Kingston HyperX DDR3 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
2TB Seagate Hard drive 640GB Hitachi Hard Drive 480GB Crucial M500 SSD Hyper 212 EVO 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit/Zorin OS 49" 4K 240Hz Sony TV Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire Corsair AX860i 
CaseMouse
Haf X Logitech G400s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 2
I had to disable it to fix some Twitch.tv streaming issues I was having. There was a bad stutter, than a fast forward catchup. Would do this over and over. Turned hardware accel off in Chrome and not a problem since.
Daily Driver
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700K GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Hybrid G.SKILL Trident-Z 16GB DDR4 3400 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 960 EVO 512GB Corsair H110i GTX - CPU EVGA Hybrid 980Ti Kit WIndows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer x34 21:9 100Hz GSync Corsair K70 w/ Blue Switches Corsair HX750 Corsair Graphite 760T 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G Pro Corsair MM300 Extended Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro 250OHM Schiit Modi 2 
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 
  hide details  
Reply
Daily Driver
(17 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700K GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Hybrid G.SKILL Trident-Z 16GB DDR4 3400 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingOS
Samsung 960 EVO 512GB Corsair H110i GTX - CPU EVGA Hybrid 980Ti Kit WIndows 10 Pro x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer x34 21:9 100Hz GSync Corsair K70 w/ Blue Switches Corsair HX750 Corsair Graphite 760T 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Logitech G Pro Corsair MM300 Extended Beyerdynamic DT-990 Pro 250OHM Schiit Modi 2 
Audio
Schiit Magni 2 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Windows
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Windows › Is hardware acceleration in browsers good or bad?