Maximize Google Chrome GPU Performance on Windows 10.

There are several optimizations that make Google Chrome run buttery smooth under Windows 10.

chrome://flags Settings

Open a new tab in Google Chrome and type “chrome://flags” in the URL bar.

Then search for each of these flags and make the following changes:

  • GPU Rasterization: Force-enabled for all layers
    • This setting will force Google Chrome to always use the GPU for rasterizing web content
  • Out of Process Rasterization: Enabled
    • This settings performs Ganesh raster in the GPU processs
  • Zero-Copy Rasterizer: Enabled
    • This setting allows the raster threads to write directly to the GPU memory. Requires hardware accelerated Native GpuMemoryBuffers
  • Override software rendering list: Enabled
    • This setting will force Google Chrome to to use hardware acceleration (see below)

Try it out:

  • you should now be able to access the 3D Earth Google Maps feature (look for an “Earth” icon in the Google Maps Preview lower right corner);
  • try some 1080p full-screen YouTube or Flash videos with and without hardware acceleration in Chrome – in my test using Intel graphics, a full-screen YouTube video used twice as much CPU without hardware acceleration than when enabling hardware acceleration in Chrome;

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