Chrome slower in Flash than Safari?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Danindub, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Danindub macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    Hi All,

    I recently switched from Safari 5.0.3 to Chrome on my Mac, and I noticed, that Street View scrooling doesn't work as smooth on Chrome as on a Safari.

    That made me wonder, so I started running different Flash demos , and it looks that Flash running from Chrome is rather significantly slower than the one for Safari... :confused:

    Could anyone confirm this? They appear to be the same versions.

    Now I started using Chrome 8 beta , enabled hardware acceleration, and it's not as slow as Chrome 7, but still clearly slower than Safari.
  2. Danindub thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 28, 2008
    i'm actually just after performing some additional "testing", by playing youtube videos in HD, and it appears that Chrome is this time faster in playing videos than Safari (lower CPU, higher GPU). However, when I switch to HTML5, the same video performs beautifully in Safari 5 (10% cpu usage, 20% GPU) but visibly slower in Chrome (50% CPU, 10% GPU)...


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