0.5 Edit Browser GPU Settings

How to enable graphics card for browser.

This guide provides instructions on how to improve browser performance by enabling your computer's graphics processing hardware.

If your computer has a GPU, but your browser is not using it, cmBuilder will perform slowly for you. It is like pedaling an electric bike.

We strongly advises that you activate your GPU for using cmBuilder. (Seriously, though. I told some colleagues here that I turned off my GPU and they got mad at me).

Some signs that you are not using your GPU are:

  • GPU tier is reported as 0, 1, or 2.
  • GPU says "internal" or has "intel" in the name (though there are some intel GPUs, usually it means your GPU is not being used).
  • cmBuilder is slow



Solving the right problem

Note that these instructions will help you switch from an Integrated GPU to a Dedicated GPU. If your problem is worse than that (you regular CPU is doing the rendering), you will want to read this article: 0.6 Enabling Hardware Acceleration.


For Windows 10

1. Open Start Menu and go to settings


2. Go to System


3. Under Display, scroll down near the bottom and select Graphics Settings


4. Make sure you are Desktop app is selected, and click Browse


5. Navigate to the browser that you want to enable.

  • We recommend using Chrome, but we also support Edge and Safari. Other browsers will also probably work, but have not been tested to the same level.
  • For Chrome: C:\Program Files\Google\Chrome\Application and select chrome.exe.
  • For Edge: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Edge\Application and select msedge.exe.


6. Click on Options for your chosen browser.


7. Don't let windows decide! Choose High performance! Take control of your destiny!


8. Press Save, and now you can close your settings. If you reload your browser, cmBuilder should now say that you have a different GPU with a higher tier.


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