gpu accelerated compositing - chrome

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by fatlardo, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have this on for their air? Any input on why this should be enable/disabled?
     
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    It's enabled by default. I have no idea how it could be disabled (and I have no idea why it should be disabled).
     
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    When I went into the chrome browser, about:flags, it was disabled. Does this save or use more battery? I assume more since it is uses both gpu and cpu right?
     
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    Normally GPU acceleration would help battery life since the GPU is more efficient than the CPU, and thus it helps offload work from the CPU.
     
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    I am not at home right now, but I believe it should be the newest one. When I got it I updated it which was about 2 weeks ago.
     
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    I'm running latest Chrome (dev channel) and about:flags doesn't say anything about GPU acceleration. Can you see GPU Process in Chrome's task manager?
     

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