After having numerous reports of Chrome running slow, we have successfully found a solution !
Although you can install performance extensions with chrome, there is a handy way of speeding things up by just one click.
Hardware acceleration is the culprit of performance issues like mouse lag and latency issues within Google Chrome. The method of Hardware Acceleration is to use computer hardware for example the use of GPU for some rendering tasks thereby using the CPU less so being more efficient.
The GPU is specifically designed to put graphics on the screen in front of you, taking images from locations, converting them to a relevant format, rendering them onto a plane with text. It basically is designed to do with tasks associated with displaying pictures, text and videos.
By disabling Hardware Acceleration, you are effectively lessening the browsers work load therefore speeding up its functions.
This simple check box can speed up surfing on your machine as well as getting better video playback performance.
To do this –
1. Click on Google Chrome’s main menu button which is located in the top-right of the screen.
2. Click on Settings from the context menu.
3. At the bottom of the page, click on Show advanced settings.
4. Scroll down, and under System, uncheck the box Use hardware acceleration when available. Restart Chrome.