Hardware acceleration is a feature that uses your computer’s graphics card to perform certain tasks, such as rendering graphics and videos. This can free up your CPU to do other things, which can improve performance. However, hardware acceleration can also cause problems if your computer’s graphics card is not powerful enough or if the drivers are not up to date.
In general, you should turn on hardware acceleration if your computer has a dedicated graphics card and you are doing tasks that are graphics-intensive, such as gaming or watching videos. However, if you are having problems with hardware acceleration, you can disable it.
Here are some of the benefits of turning on hardware acceleration:
- Improved performance for graphics-intensive tasks
- Frees up CPU resources for other tasks
- Can improve battery life on laptops
Here are some of the risks of turning on hardware acceleration:
- Can cause problems if your computer’s graphics card is not powerful enough or if the drivers are not up to date
- Can cause graphical glitches or crashes
If you are not sure whether you should turn on hardware acceleration, it is best to experiment and see what works best for you.
Here are the steps on how to turn on hardware acceleration in Google Chrome:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click the three dots icon in the top right corner of the browser.
- Select Settings.
- Scroll down and click Advanced.
- Under System, toggle the switch next to Use hardware acceleration when available.
- Click Relaunch to apply the changes.
I hope this helps!