chromelogo Google adds SVG and CSS GPU acceleration to Chrome

Google has added new GPU acceleration features to its Chrome web browser, following in the footsteps of Microsoft and Internet Explorer 9.

Google has added new GPU acceleration features to its Chrome web browser, following in the footsteps of Microsoft and Internet Explorer 9.

 
The Chromium 18 build features a flag that enables hardware acceleration for vector-based SVG graphics and CSS filters, opening the doors for potentially amazing visuals at groundbreaking speeds on websites in the future.
 
The SVG and CSS GPU acceleration support works on Windows, Mac, Linux and Google's Chrome OS, but it is still considered largely experimental, with few websites supporting the feature.
 
chromelogo Google adds SVG and CSS GPU acceleration to Chrome
 
Unfortunately this addition does not appear to offer any noticeable increase in browser performance, with Tom's Hardware reporting instability and crashes in some of its WebViz HTML5 benchmarks.
 
While it is still early days for the technology, it is likely that we will see further hardware acceleration added to popular web browsers as competition between Google, Mozilla, Microsoft and others continues to push the boundaries of browser speeds.