tedster - 2:13 am on Aug 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google's Matt Cutts tweeted today about this design doc. It lays out how Chrome is going to accelerate on-screen rendering using graphics processing units (GPUs) rather than just depending on the computer's CPU.
It's fascinating look into a world I barely know, browser code, and it comes complete with nicely colored flow charts.
Traditionally, web browsers relied entirely on the CPU to render web page content. With capable GPUs becoming an integral part of even the smallest of devices and with rich media such as video and 3D graphics playing an increasingly important role to the web experience, attention has turned on finding ways to make more effective utilization of the underlying hardware to achieve better performance and power savings.