[Public WebGL] GPU locking up laptop

Steve Baker [email protected]
Sat Feb 26 09:12:53 PST 2011


It shouldn't crash your computer - or lock it up beyond recovery - but
you can't seriously expect and program that's doing heavy-duty 3D
rendering not to "affect the responsiveness" of what is (let's face it)
not the fastest computer in the world.

  -- Steve


On 02/26/2011 08:26 AM, John Davis wrote:
> Not sure if this is a browser thing or an Angle thing.  Please take a
> look at this sample.
>
> http://www.pcprogramming.com/flight.html
>
> If I zoom in far enough on Chrome, my little Asus UX50V laptop will
> start to sputter and intermittently lock up.  FireFox beta 12 doesn't
> seem to have the problem.  Makes me a little nervous that a web page
> running WebGL can affect the responsiveness of the OS.
>
> JD
>

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