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    Starscream
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    GPU rendering - Prime is WAY faster!!! Browser smoother

    So, I just happened to be checking out some UI adjustments on another forum, and saw that the person had selected "Force GPU rendering" under "Developer Options" in "Settings" in order to speed up things on the Prime. I did it - WOW. My Prime used to hang for a second or two (I have a lot of widgets on my homescreen) whenever loading my homescreens. It would also be somewhat stuttery when I first started it up in switching from homescreen to homescreen. After selecting GPU rendering - it is incredibly smooth. It's smoother than the iPad 2 I had before my TF101.

    It helps web browsing to be super smooth too! I haven't had a lockup in my browser (stock) since I selected "Force GPU rendering." Has anyone else done this? Post back results if you haven't. Hope this helps! My Prime just went from being "usable" to AWESOME.

    Anyone have any idea why that isn't checked by default?
    Last edited by al16000; 02-15-2012 at 08:06 AM.

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    My guess would be power consumption. Keeping the GPU active all the time will likely crush your battery life, but that's just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectricZ View Post
    My guess would be power consumption. Keeping the GPU active all the time will likely crush your battery life, but that's just a guess.
    That's a good possibility. My battery life was crushed with the last update, though, so I don't really mind .

    Another possibility, though, is that it might actually improve battery life - when the GPU isn't rendering, the processor has to, and it often maxes out trying to render stuff, whereas the GPU can handle it much easier (at least, this is how it works on a Windows system, hard to tell on Android) - I guess only testing it out will prove one way or the other.

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    The reason why the homescreen lags so much is because of the companion core. I noticed on the homescreen the tablet is forced to use only it's companion core and not any others. I had the same problems and when I launched any app, the app would run smoothly but the homescreen would lag alot.

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    Runs smoother - yes. Eliminates browser crashes - Nah.

    That's my feedback.

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    Here is an interesting link. Force GPU rendering... I didn't notice a difference and wondered why.....

    https://plus.google.com/105051985738280261832/posts/2FXDCz8x93s

 

 

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