Displaying 3D content on older is no easy task. Google seems to have worked really hard on this one. The company purchased a software called SwiftShader, which has been made by TransGaming. This software helps display 3D content on older computers and those running Windows XP. It stars working on your computer when the Chrome’s built-in GPU doesn’t function.
If you want to see exactly what is being accelerated, you may navigate to chrome://gpu. Also if you add ‘ the–blacklist-accelerated-compositing and–blacklist-webgl flags’ to the browser’s command line, you will be able to force the SwiftShader into working.
And you can download Chrome 19 dev from here.
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