The Graphics Processor Unit acceleration of the web pages to render their speed loading is a feature that Internet Explorer first flaunted and marketed a lot, but then Google also has given a try about using it in the Google Chrome browser, yet not in any stable version of the browser. The feature enables the 3D CSS and higher performance compositing of the web pages, by taking the advantage of the Graphics Processor Unit hardware.
The GPU function not just does the 3D rendering and better its performance, but also does the betterment of canvas tags with the 2D content in it by rendering the using of the GPU. If at all you wanted to try it out to better the performance of your browser and the opening of web pages, here is how you can turn the GPU acceleration ON in your Google Chrome browser:
Once you have added the above text, the Target link should appear as following:
This modified version would have the GPU accelerated composing On. To see how well the GPU's advantage is being taken by the browser, you can visit http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ and see the changes made. This test drive site was actually made to show how perfectly the GPU accelerating works in making the performance of the Internet Explorer 9, but once you have the same working on Google chrome, you would see the same performance shown by the Chrome browser too.
And other point that has to be noted by learners, the GPU acceleration would be available and working only in the Windows OS, so don't try to make things complicated by trying to see how it works there.
Posted by Andrew.