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Computer Performance - Google Animation

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by BrotherBart, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Just an FYI. My computer performance went in the dumper starting this morning. I got to investigating and one of my Google Chrome browser tabs was eating 75-85% of CPU resources. It was just a tab open on the Goggle homepage. Seems their Thanksgiving animation is a hog. Even if you don't click on it.

    I checked it using Firefox and it isn't as bad but that animation alone is using 18% of CPU for every open tab with it.

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I just checked on my system. With Firefox it is 1-2% cpu and with Chrome 1%. This is with a rocking good graphics card which should be doing all the work. Their Thanksgiving clip is all vector animation. The hit should be tiny. I don't see any increase in cpu load when I play it.
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  3. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Congrats. It is still doing it on my wimpy machine when I display the page.
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I checked my Mac too and found the hit to be 10% in Chrome and 9% in Safari. Then checked on an older WinXP system and found Firefox as at 15% cpu. Seems like the old Dell just ain't what she used to be.
  5. Retired Guy

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    Peaks at 5% for a brief period with Firefox and just a bit less on Chrome Canary.
  6. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah I hear ya. Weird that the only thing that does it is a Chrome tab with the animation in it. Without the animation at top all normal. Tis a mystery. Of course 5% of a monster CPU ain't nothing to shake a byte at.
  7. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I think those are flash animations.
  8. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    They are running them in Flash off of youtube now. Did a little element inspection. Also a search revealed that some of them have been eating CPU cycles and pegging some for years.

    I changed my search page to their advanced search and the machine is rocking again.
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    25% on my 2 yo Mac in Safari. Whatevs.

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