How to make Google Chrome load pages faster on Windows, Mac, and Linux [Tip]July 24, 2013 2 Email article | Print article
If you are looking to experiment with some of the more hidden features of Google’s Chrome browser, chrome://flags is going to be your best friend.
This page, along with all of its options, should be available on any operating system that you chose to use Chrome on, but the I tested this in Windows 7, as that is what I use.
From chrome://flags, one easy option that you can change to quickly speed up page loading is GPU Compositing.
By default, this option is not enabled, but if you enable it, this will force your graphics card to render whatever parts of web pages that it can instead of defaulting to the processor. This will allow web pages to load as many as 2 seconds faster, depending on the actual content of the website and how strong your graphics card is.
As with many browser tweaks, your mileage may vary. There are many other factors that come into play other than the browser itself in this single tweak. For instance, if you are running on a 10-year-old integrated graphics card, this may not be the best idea, as it could be putting too much stress on the card, but if you have the latest AMD or NVidia card, this should be a no-brainer.
If you try this out, be sure let us know in the comments below how this tweak works for you, as it will help other dotTechies decide if they want to give it a shot or not; be sure to also mention your computer model and graphics card model (if known).