Edge always uses integrated GPU for WebGL

Issue #13090303 • Assigned to wptcomptri@microsoft.com

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Author
Ashley G.
Created
Aug 4, 2017
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
16.16257
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Reported by 2 people

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Steps to reproduce

I have a dual-GPU laptop with a common setup of a weak, low-power integrated Intel GPU, and a high-performance nVidia gaming-grade GPU. Visiting http://webglreport.com/?v=1 to see which GPU is in use (via unmasked renderer), Edge always uses the weak Intel GPU, including when connected to mains power, and after specifically configuring the nVidia control panel to use the high-performance nVidia GPU with Edge. Both Chrome and Firefox are able to use the nVidia GPU on the same system.

Edge should at least respect the setting in the nVidia control panel. Better yet, implement support for the powerPreference WebGL context attribute, so pages themselves can request either a “low-power” or “high-performance” GPU.

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “wptcomptri@microsoft.com”

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