Chrome + Flash + Hardware Acceleration


Apr 4, 2008
Problem: My framerate is low with stutters when watching HD content on in Google Chrome. I get a great picture and stop dropping frames in both Opera and IE (hardware acceleration is working on these browsers).

AMD x2 5050e (a really old dual core, why I need GPU hardware acceleration)
4 gig ram
Radeon HD 6570
Win 7 64
Chrome flash version:
Opera flash version: 11.4.402.265
Drivers are all pretty much up to date

I've tried enabling hardware acceleration everywhere I can find (including everything GPU related in chrome's chrome://flags/ page). I used Catalyst Control Center's GPU usage meter, Task Manager, & FRAPS:
Chrome = 95-100% CPU, 0% GPU, 25 max FPS with frequent stutters
Opera = 75% CPU, 10-15% GPU, fairly steady 40 FPS with no stutters

Any ideas?


Sep 20, 2012
I have the same problem. My system is ION based Home theater PC. It was not like that originally. Problem started after one of the Chrome auto updates.

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU 330 @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 080015, 13.8.2009 г.
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.25 GB
Available Physical Memory 800 MB
Total Virtual Memory 4.31 GB
Available Virtual Memory 803 MB
Page File Space 1.07 GB
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