Monday, August 30, 2010

Enable GPU Acceleration in Google Chrome 7 (Windows 7)

Chrome 7 allows you to offload processing to your GPU. Since the feature is not ready for primetime, you have to enable it through a command line switch. You can do this easily by making a batch file that calls the following:
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe -enable-accelerated-compositing
Once you run the batch file, you will be able to go to about:memory and note there is a new memory item called "GPU."

Here's what mine looks like: